Patron: Her Excellency, The Right Honourable Dame Cindy Kiro, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand

Crisis in Korea: Causes and Prospects

Guest Speaker: Dr Tim Beal
School of Marketing and International Business, Victoria University of Wellington

Event Date: Wednesday 19th March 2003
Event Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Event Location: Bell Gully
IBM Centre, 171 Featherson Street, Wellington, 6011.

Please note no building access after 6pm.

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Tim Beal has researched and written extensively on Korean affairs. He has visited South Korea six times and North Korea, twice. He is often interviewed by the NZ and international media on North Korea. He maintains a well-regarded website on North Korea and co-edits the bimonthly Pyongyang Report. As Secretary of the NZ-DPRK Society he helps facilitate people-to people links between NZ and North Korea.

Over the last year or so his articles on Korea have appeared in the South Korean journals Global Economic Review and International Journal of Korean Unification Studies, and in the NZ Journal of Asian Studies and National Business Review. During that period he has spoken on Korea at conferences and seminars in Christchurch, Melbourne, London, Beijing, Washington, Wellington, and Hawaii. In March 2003 he is participating in a North Pacific security meeting in San Francisco.

He is currently working on a book for Pluto Press of London entitled North Korea’s Arduous March.

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