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March 2003

On March 14 and 15, 2003, the Institute of East Asian Studies hosted an international meeting occurred on our campus that brought together delegates from North Korea and ten other countries. Sponsored by the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asian Pacific [CSCAP], its purpose was to discuss growing nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula. The meeting included dignitaries from North Korea, including their U.N. ambassador to the United Nations. UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Berdahl interviewed IEAS Director T.J. Pempel, who was instrumental in bring the meeting to Berkeley, about the event.

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