Korea Expert to Speak
Angelo State University will host a special guest presentation by Scott Snyder, a senior fellow for Korea studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, on Wednesday, March 14, in the Hardeman Building, 2625 W. Ave. N, on the ASU campus.
Sponsored by ASU’s Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Security Studies, Snyder’s presentation will begin at 5 p.m. in Room 206 of the Hardeman Building and is open free to the public. In addition to speaking about various North Korean political, military and economic issues, Snyder will also be signing copies of his new book, “South Korea at a Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers.”
Also director of the U.S.-Korea Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations, Snyder previously served as the project director for CFR’s independent task force on policy toward the Korean Peninsula. He also co-authored “The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash: East Asian Security and the United States” and has written several book chapters and edited or co-edited several other books on Korean political, economic and security issues. He also serves on the advisory council of the National Committee on North Korea and Global Resource Services.
Prior to joining CFR, Snyder was a senior associate in the International Relations Program of the Asia Foundation, where he founded and directed the Center for U.S.-Korea Policy. He has also served as a senior associate at the Pacific Forum Center for Strategic and International Studies and as an Asia specialist at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
Snyder holds a bachelor’s degree from Rice University and a master’s degree in East Asia studies from Harvard University.