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Donald C Hellmann
SIS 495
Seattle Campus

Task Force

Small-group seminars address current problems in international affairs, each focusing on one specific policy question and producing a joint task force report. Restricted to senior majors in International Studies. Prerequisite: SIS 200; SIS 201; SIS 202; SIS 401.

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US-Korea Relations at the Dawn of the Asian Century

This Task Force will address current US-Korean relations from several perspectives: security (US-Korea Alliance, Non-Proliferation, war on terrorism, etc.), economics (bilateral free trade agreement, China as the new economic superpower), diplomacy (Six Party Talks, Asian regionalism, etc.). This is a threshold moment in the international relations of Northeast Asia and in bilateral US-South Korean relations, and the TF will focus on selected critical policy issues that will be evaluated both in an historical context and in terms of the rapidly changing political economy of the region. The TF will have two unique operational features: 1) interactive internet will be used to interface with Korean and US specialists and Korean students; 2) an effort is underway to develop a parallel TF involving students at Seoul National University to bring a Korean perspective to the topic and to broaden the dimensions on which this TF proceeds.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 10/17/2006