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CHSS Virtual Event On Ukraine Conflict And Implications For East Asian Security

kangThe College of Humanities & Social Sciences is hosting a virtual presentation by Dr. David C. Kang regarding the Russia-Ukraine Conflict and its implications for East Asian security, 1 – 2:45 p.m., Friday, April 22. 

Kang is the Maria Crutcher Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California (USC) and is Vice-Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations. At USC, he also holds appointments in East Asian Languages & Cultures and in the USC Marshall School of Business, and he serves as director of the USC Korean Studies Institute and department.  A former Fulbright Scholar, Kang received an A.B. with honors from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley. 

Kang’s latest book, “State Formation Through Emulation: The East Asian Model,” is co-authored with Dr. Chin-Hao Huang. In addition, Kang has authored five scholarly books and published articles in international journals. A regular consultant for U.S. government agencies and the military, Kang has also written opinion pieces in The New York Times, the Financial Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, and appears regularly in media for Cable News Network, Public Broadcasting Service, the British Broadcasting Company, and National Public Radio. 

To attend, online registration is required.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.