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China’s North Korea policy subject of Ivan M. and Janice S. Stone Memorial Lecture

Thursday, November 3, 2011

One of many events lined up for the annual International Week

MEDIA CONTACT: Hilary Dickinson at or 608-363-2849

As part of International Week, Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt is scheduled to give this year’s Ivan M. and Janice S. Stone Memorial Lecture. Taking place on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m., her talk will focus on China’s North Korea policy.

Kleine-Ahlbrandt serves as the China Adviser and Northeast Asia Project director for the International Crisis Group in Beijing. Her areas of expertise include the international politics of East Asia, China's foreign policy, U.S.-China relations and Sub-Saharan Africa.

The lecture takes place in Morse-Ingersoll Hall’s Richardson Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.  

International Week runs from Nov. 14-18 and also includes the following events - all free and open to the public:

  • Monday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., Science Center 150: Cuban diplomat and scholar Carlos Alzugaray will give a lecture on "Cuba:  Continuity and Change." Alzugaray was also the 2000-2001 Weissberg Chair at Beloit College
  • Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Java Joint: Members of the Beloit College campus community will read poems in their original languages in an International Poetry Reading
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16, all day, various locations: International Symposium Day showcasing  the different ways in which Beloit College students engage in international education with presentations focusing on intercultural and experiential learning.
  • Thursday, Nov.  17, 5:30 p.m., Commons:  Iron Chef Competition where teams of three to four people compete to create beautiful and delicious dishes for the prize of the “Golden Spoon.”

Established in 1999, International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education promoting  the international education of all students studying at U.S. college and universities.

Beloit College has participated in the initiative since its inception with a week of activities reflecting the many different ways in which the college and its alumni, students, staff and faculty engage with the world at home and abroad.