US-South Korean Cooperation: Client State to Reliable Ally? The relationship between the United States and South Korea has evolved from that of a client state to a strategic partnership. The US-Republic of Korea (ROK) relationship is critical to ongoing stability in the East Asian region, but it is not without friction. This discussion will cover the evolving relationship, as well as the changing nature of US alliances in Asia and the growing influence of the ROK in the region.
Becoming a Global Citizen is a program series dedicated to educating the public and encouraging discussions about foreign affairs. These programs will be on the first Sunday of every month at 2:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Sharon Forks Library. Each program will consist of 45 minutes of presentation by a University of North Georgia professor followed by 45 minutes of a roundtable discussion on the topic of the month.
This program is intended for adults and high school students.
This month's topic is US-South Korean Cooperation: Client State to Reliable Ally?, presented by Dr. Dlynn Williams. Dr. Dlynn Williams came to North Georgia College (as it was then known) in 1997 after completing her PhD from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Her graduate work focused on international security, East Asian politics, comparative foreign policy, and international relations theory. Throughout her time at the University of North Georgia (UNG), Dr. Williams has received awards in both teaching and scholarship. She has been recognized for her internationalization efforts nationally. Due to her strong interest in internationalization, she served as the founding Director of UNG’s Center for Global Engagement (CGE) and currently serves as the Department Head of the Political Science and International Affairs Department.
May 7: Global Governance
June 4: The European Union: A cooperative Enterprise from Enemies to Partners
July 2: EU Investment in Human Capital & the Evolution of European Identity
August 8: Chinese Foreign Policy: Playing the Role of Strategic Competitor to the US
September 10: Russian Foreign Policy: Russia's Changing Relationship with the World
October 8: Soft Power in Latin America
November 5: State Fragility
December 3: Fallout from the Conflict in Ukraine
This program is in partnership with the University of North Georgia's Department of Political Science and International Affairs.