Czechoslovakia and North Korea from World War II to the Sino-Soviet Split
November 6, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Center for Korean Studies
Jaroslav OlÅ¡a, Jr., former ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Korea and now ambassador to the Philippines, will trace the development of relations between North Korea and Czechoslovakia from the beginning contacts in the 1940s through the 1980s. Since entering the Czech diplomatic service in 1992, OlÅ¡a has held a variety of positions, with extensive experience in Africa and the Middle East before becoming ambassador to the Republic of Korea (2008â€“2014) and, more recently, to the Philippines. He is also the author of books and articles on the history, culture, and literature of Asia and Africa as well as science fiction.
Center for Korean Studies, Mānoa Campus
Merclyn Labuguen, 956-7041, email@example.com, http://www.hawaii.edu/korea/