John K.C. Oh Memorial Lecture Series Brings Officials to Marquette; Prompts Large Student Turnout

On November 11th and 12th, the Department of Political Science hosted three events connected to Korea as part of our John K.C. Oh Memorial Lecture Series.

On November 11th, Congressman Donald Manzullo, who is currently the President of the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI), spoke to and took questions from Marquette students. The talk, "From Member of Congress to the President of KEI: Lessons about Capitol Hill and Research Institutes," was designed for Political Science and International Affairs students to help them think about options after graduation.


That evening, Troy Stangarone, Senior Director at KEI, presented a talk titled "The Winding Road to Unification: Challenges and Opportunities on the Korean Peninsula." The event also included time for questions from the audience, and a number of those questions came from students.


This series of events concluded on November 12th, with the John K.C. Oh Memorial Lecture Series Keynote Address, given by Ambassdor Sung Kim. The former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Amb. Kim is currently the Special Representative for North Korea Policy at the State Department. His presentation, "The U.S.-Republic of Korea Alliance: Built to Last," took place in the Weasler Auditorium of the Alumni Memorial Union. Over 200 students, and a number of other individuals, turned out for the talk. Once again, students had the opportunity to ask Amb. Kim questions, including queries about North Korea, Japan, and China, as well as the process for joining the Foreign Service. A short reception followed.




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