Former Professor Returns for Global Issues Presentation

Dr. John Ishiyama will present “Understanding North Korea” at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in Violette Hall 1010 as part of the Global Issues Colloquium.

Ishiyama returns to Truman to share his exploration of North Korea’s political elite self perceived role in global economy, and how the West and South Korea have impacted North Korea’s actions.

Ishiyama previously taught at Truman for 18 years before moving to North Texas to become University Distinguished Professor of Political Science, and also take over the editorship of one of the country's premiere political science journals, the American Political Science Review. He has published both journals and books on the topic of communist and post-communist regimes, democratization and political parties, and ethnic politics.

Suggested articles by Ishiyama:

“Assessing the Leadership Transition in North Korea: Using Network Analysis of Field Inspections, 1997-2012.” Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 2014.

“Elite Volatility and Change in North Korean Politics: 1997 to 2010.” Journal of Asian and African Studies, 2013.

Dr. John Ishiyama