"Transitions and Non-Transitions from Communism in Eastern Europe, Inner Asia, and North Korea: The Role of Social, Cultural, and International Factors."

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 4:00pm

Balázs Szalontai, a graduate of CEU's History Department, is currently an assistant professor at Korea University, Sejong Campus. His publications include Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era: Soviet-DPRK Relations and the Roots of North Korean Despotism, 1953–1964 (Stanford University Press and Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2005), as well as various articles and book chapters on North Korean, Mongolian, Southeast Asian, Indian, and East European history. His current research projects are focused on the Korean War, North Korean-Middle Eastern relations, Vietnamese perceptions of North Korea, and the impact of the post-1971 Sino-Japanese rapprochement on the Korean Peninsula.