Political science professor to organize field trip to North Korea

York News | Political science professor to organize field trip to North Korea

YCAR Faculty Associate Thomas Klassen (Political Science) is coordinating a five-day field trip to North Korea for members of the York University community in the summer of 2016.

The trip will be a valuable learning and research opportunity for students, scholars and others with an interest in Asia – the Korean peninsula in particular. North Korea is one of the world’s most isolated countries, with a national philosophy that stresses self-reliance.

The field trip will be a unique chance to see up-close aspects of North Korean culture, life and natural environment. The trip will begin in Beijing, China, with either a flight or overnight train to Pyongyang, the North Korean capital.

York University community members interested in joining this cultural field trip can contact Professor Klassen at tklassen@yorku.ca. Klassen has written extensively on South Korea and has spent several years there, as well as in East Asia, in the past decade.

The full story is available at: http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/10/21/political-science-professor-to-organize-field-trip-to-north-korea/

 

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