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Leading Scholar on Asia to Speak at OWU


April 5, 2005

[ David Kang ] DELAWARE, OHIO -- Dr. David Kang, Associate Professor of Government and at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College will speak at Ohio Wesleyan University on Thursday, April 7 on the "Rise of China: Implications for American Foreign Policy."

One of America's leading scholars on Asia, Dr. Kang will speak at the second annual Corinne Lyman Lecture series at 7:30 p.m. in the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center Benes Room.

Dr. Kang has been teaching at Dartmouth since 1995. Prior to that, he taught in the Department of Political Science at Yale University. He has authored several books including "Nuclear North Korea: A Debate on Engagement Strategies," (Columbia University Press, 2003), which he co-authored with Victor Cha, and "Crony Capitalism: Corruption and Development in South Korea and the Philippines," (Cambridge University Press, 2002).

"This is a significant lecture event for Ohio Wesleyan," says Dr. Sean Kay, associate professor of politics and government at OWU and coordinator of the International Studies Program. "This is particularly true in that it is the second of a series honoring Dr. Corinne Lyman, who established the International Studies Program at Ohio Wesleyan."

The lecture is free and open to the public.