Marquette University News Release

Is North Korea still a terrorist threat?

October 24, 2008

Dr. Bruce Cumings, chair of the history department at University of Chicago, will present “North Korea: Still in the axis of evil?” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in Cudahy Hall, room 001, 1313 W. Wisconsin Ave. The event is free and open to the public. 


As the Rev. Henry W. Casper, S.J., Lecturer, Cumings will share his insight on the U.S. State Department’s recent decision to remove North Korea from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism.


Cumings is the Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor in History at the University of Chicago. His books include The Origins of the Korean War, volumes one and two, War and Television, North Korea: Another Century and Dominion from Sea to Sea: Pacific Ascendancy and American Power. He is a frequent contributor to The London Review of Books, The Nation, Current History, and Le Monde Diplomatique. In 2007, Dr. Cumings won the Kim Dae Jung Prize for Scholarly Contribution to Democracy, Human Rights and Peace.


About the Rev. Henry W. Casper, S.J., Lecturer


The annual Casper lecture was inaugurated by the Marquette history department in 1993 to honor Rev. Henry W. Casper, S.J., a long-time member of the history departments at Creighton University in Omaha and at Marquette. Casper was an expert in nineteenth century European History and in American church history. The lecture program, along with several programs for graduate students in history, is funded by an endowment from Dr. and Mrs. Wayne L. Ryan of Omaha. Dr. Ryan was a student of Father Casper’s at Creighton. 


Media wishing to speak to Dr. Cumings should contact Andy Brodzeller at the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-0286.      

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