09/15/10:  Michael Devine, Director of the Harry Truman Library, Independence, Missouri
10/27/10:  Charles Du, Development Executive for Mobile, Apple.
11/03/10:  S. I. Hong, Senior Vice President, Hyundai Heavy Industry
02/16/11: Troy Stangarone, Director of Congressional Affairs and Trade, Korea Economic Institute (KEI)
03/16/11:  Frankie Leung, Lawyer & Adjunct Professor of Law at Stanford University
04/07/11: Brian Peck, International Trade and Intellectual Property Attorney 

Wednesday September 15, 2010
6:00 p.m.
University Hall 1000
Harry S. Truman and the Korean War: Unfinished Legacy
Michael Devine, Director of the Harry Truman Library, Independence, Missouri

Sixty years ago North Korea invaded the south on June 25, 1950 and the United Nations/United States forces were close to total defeat. General Douglas MacArthur then on September 15, 1950, made one of the greatest strategic moves of his illustrious career by successfully landing some 50,000 Marines and Army troops at Inchon and recapturing Seoul a week later and cutting off the North Korean army from their supplies from the north. The war continued for three more years and ended in 1953 with an armistice. There is still no peace treaty. But ultimately the war led to the freedom and tremendous development of South Korea we see today.

Dr. Michael J. Devine is Director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library in Independence, MO. He will discuss how President Harry S. Truman responded to the unexpected invasion on the Republic of Korea by forces from North Korea and how Truman’s decision changed the course of world history in many ways. Truman made three critical decisions that set important precedents influencing how the administrations of his successors would conduct the Cold War. The three issues Truman addressed were: responding to the Chinese entry into the war, the insubordination of General Douglas MacArthur, and the repatriation of POWs.

Dr. Devine began his tenure with the Library in September 2001. He has more than thirty-five years of experience in the management of historical institutions.

The Harry S. Truman Library is one of thirteen federal presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, and the Library holds the records of the Truman administration and 25 thousand artifacts related to Mr. Truman’s life and times. The Library has a $6 million annual budget and serves the international scholarly community as well as schools and public audiences. The director of the Library serves as the Ex-officio member of the Board of Directors of the Harry S. Truman Institute for National and International Affairs.

Dr. Devine served on the faculty of the University of Wyoming from 1991-2001, where he taught courses in U.S. and diplomatic history, and directed the University’s American Heritage Center from 1991-2000. He was the Houghton Freeman Professor of American History at the Johns Hopkins University – Nanjing University Graduate Center in Nanjing, China during the 1998-99 academic year.

From 1985-1991, Dr. Devine was the Illinois State Historian and Director of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency/Illinois State Historical Society. In that position he supervised a staff of 260 and managed the Illinois State Historical Library (now renamed the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library), the Illinois State Historical Society, 50 historical sites throughout the state, and the State Historical Preservation Office.

Dr. Devine earned his BA from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and a MA and Ph.D. from Ohio State University. Dr. Devine has published widely on American foreign policy, Illinois history, the history of the American West, and Public History. He served as a Senior Fulbright Lecturer to Argentina in 1983 and Korea in 1995, and has consulted on more than a dozen projects for the American Association of Museums. In 1999, he was elected President of the National Council on Public History.

He and his wife, Maija Rhee, have five grown children and two grandsons.


Wednesday October 27, 2010
6:00 p.m.
Hilton 100
The future of Personal and Mobile Communication: To Touch or To talk
Charles Du, Development Executive for Mobile, Apple.

With over 10 years of experience in mobile, he has expertise in app design, mobile device management, and education outreach. Prior to Apple, Charles spearheaded many successful education efforts at NASA, including the design and implementation of NASA's first iPhone app leading to over 2 millions downloads. Subsequently, he helped Singularity University infuse disruptive learning technologies and cofounded multiple mobile startup companies ranging from location-based, real-time commerce to on-demand, peer-to-peer transportation. Charles's work was recently featured in January's issue of Popular Science. He is a passionate soccer player and an avid rock climber."

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

6:00 p.m.
University Hall 1000
Next leader in the Shipbuilding industry in Korea, Japan, and China: Impact on value-chain development of global business
S. I. Hong, Senior Vice President, Hyundai Heavy Industry

Mr. Hong will give us an overview of World Shipbuilding Industry, with a special emphasis on the key success factors of the Korean Shipbuilding. Hyundai Heavy Industries is the world's largest shipbuilding company, headquartered in South Korea. It produces 15% of the world's ships, slipping a newly-built, $80 million dollar vessel into the water about every four days.

Mr. Hong has been the SVP for the New Jersey office of HHI since 2002, and has worked for HHI since 1980. He has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, with an emphasis in Naval Architecture, from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
6:00 p.m.
University Hall 1000
The impact of KORUS (Korea-United States Free Trade Agreement) on American business
Troy Stangarone, Director of Congressional Affairs and Trade, Korea Economic Institute (KEI)

Mr. Stangarone joined the Korea Economic Institute (KEI) as the Director of Congressional Affairs and Trade in December 2005.  Mr. Stangarone is responsible for maintaining active relations with Capitol Hill and the broader Washington, DC trade community.  He serves as KEI’s specialist on the U.S.-Korea FTA, while overseeing development and implementation of FTA and other trade related initiatives by KEI.

Each month, Mr. Stangarone writes the FTA Update and Policy Perspective columns for KEI’s Korea Insight. In addition to his column on the FTA in Korea Insight, he has written on the FTA for the Seattle Times, the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the East-West Center's Asia Pacific Bulletin, CSIS Pac Forum’s Issues and Insights, the Center for U.S.-Korea Policy, the Korea Herald, Korea Policy Review, and the KEI Exchange, and his comments on the FTA and other trade issues have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Politico, Reuters, UPI, CQ Today, Chosun Ilbo, Donga Ilbo, JoongAng Daily, Yonhap News Service and the Seoul  Shinmun.  He has also appeared on KBS News, The Morning Show and The Evening Show on eTBS radio, and the International Business Report to discuss the FTA, along with Voice of America’s Issues and Opinions to discuss policy matters related to Korea and Northeast Asia.

Prior to joining KEI, Mr. Stangarone worked on Capitol Hill for Senator Robert Torricelli on issues relating to foreign affairs and trade.  He also served as an aide to Governor James McGreevey of New Jersey. He holds an MSc. in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Memphis.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
6:00 p.m.
University Hall 1000
Can Chinese Enterprises Globalize?
Frankie Leung, Lawyer & Adjunct Professor of Law at Stanford University

Mr. Leung will discuss the basic structure of the Chinese economy and its major institutions: From planned and centralized to still heavily state-owned economy. He will also cover what role Chinese enterprises play in the world economy and how their evolvement affects American interests. 

Frankie Leung is admitted to practice law in Hong Kong, England, Victoria (Australia) and California. He has been a partner in a major California law firm for over ten years and practiced law in England and Hong Kong for nine years. He is currently in private consultation and legal practice in Los Angeles. He is a frequent speaker at universities and think tanks in China. 

Mr. Leung was a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School, and has taught as adjunct faculty member at Stanford Law School, Loyola Law School, Hong Kong University Law School and University of Southern California Law School. He has           contributed articles to American Journal of  International Law, Asian Wall Street Journal and many law reviews, and has written six books in Chinese. In addition, he is a regular columnist and a broadcaster in Bloomberg, CNN, Voice of America and BBC Overseas Services. He received his BA at Hong Kong University, MSc at Birmingham University, and law degree at Oxford University.

Thursday, April 7, 2011
6:00 p.m.
Hilton 100
U.S. Trade Policy for China & Japan: Update & Outlook for Business Opportunities
Brian Peck, International Trade and Intellectual Property Attorney

Brian Peck is an international trade and intellectual property attorney, advising multi-national clients on international trade, regulatory and compliance matters, international government and policy affairs, global IP asset management and trade-related IP matters. He is an adjunct professor of international trade policy at USC Gould School of Law. 

Prior to his current private practice, Brian was Senior Director for Intellectual Property at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative from 2003-2005, and Director of Japanese Affairs at USTR from 2001-2003.  He was the lead negotiator for the intellectual property chapters in several Free Trade Agreements, including the U.S.-Colombia, U.S.-Peru and U.S.-Panama FTAs.  He also oversaw the implementation of intellectual property provisions in the U.S.-Chile FTA and the CAFTA-DR Agreement.  As Senior Director, Brian led an interagency team responsible for developing and implementing policies to strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights in Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia and Latin America; and was also responsible for overseeing U.S. trading partners’ compliance with bilateral and international obligations to protect and enforce IP rights.  As Director for Japanese Affairs, Brian co-chaired the U.S.-Japan Information Technologies Working Group, and worked on regulatory reform initiatives in Japan’s legal regime for IP rights, as well as in the IT, e-commerce, and telecommunications sectors.  He also led bilateral talks with several Asian countries under the WTO negotiations to liberalize international markets for services; and led the U.S. delegation at the WTO TRIPS Council meetings on IP matters.   

Prior to his work for the U.S. Trade Representative, Brian was an attorney-advisor with the Office of the Chief Counsel for Import Administration at the Department of Commerce from 1998-2001, where he participated in a number of antidumping and countervailing duty cases.  Brian also participated in litigation before the Court of International Trade and international dispute settlement panels, including an appearance before a WTO Panel in Geneva. 

Before earning his law degree, Brian lived and worked in Tokyo, Japan for over nine years and held management positions with both U.S. and Japanese companies.

Brian graduated Order of the Coif and received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he served as a member of the San Diego Law Review.  He received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.