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Global Conversations MINNEAPOLIS: North Korea – Fire and Fury or Dialogue and Diplomacy? (Minneapolis Central Library)
September 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pmFree
Join us for a conversation with former Cultural Affairs Officer Mark Canning as he discusses the future of U.S.-North Korea relations.
Event is free. RSVP here.
About the Speaker
Originally from Minnesota and a former competitive cyclist, Mark Canning is a retired U.S. diplomat where he served for several decades with the U.S. Department of State. His most recent posting was at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, as Cultural Affairs Officer. During his career, Mark served in Warsaw, Poland, when the Berlin Wall came down and in Johannesburg, South Africa, during the end of apartheid. Fluent in Mandarin, Mark also spent three years at the Consulate in Guangzhou, China, and four years in Taiwan. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University and completed coursework in the MBA program at the University of Washington before joining the U.S. Department of State. Currently, Mark teaches Chinese at Concordia Language Village camps.