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Spring 2014 Spring Speakers


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Wednesday, April 2nd, 1:00-2:00pm, Ekstrom Library W104

"PROPAGANDA WITH PURPOSE? Uncovering Patterns in North Korean Nuclear Rhetoric, 1997-2012"
Dr. Timothy Rich, Assistant Professor in Political Science, Western Kentucky University

What explains North Korea's own coverage of nuclear issues? Despite their bellicose behavior, little attention is placed on the materials North Korea produces in English for an international audience. Through content analysis of North Korea's daily news from 1997-2012, this research suggests how the regime frames their nuclear coverage in relations to the US, their own leadership, and other political events.

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