On Friday, Jan. 28 at 7 pm, Professor Emeritus Don Gibbs of UC Davis will give a lecture at I-House on “North Korea: Beyond the Headlines.” This talk is free, open to the public, and refreshments will be served.  Gibbs was the founding chair of the UCD department of Chinese and Japanese, founder of the UC systemwide Summer Session in China and retired director of UC’s Education Abroad Program in China. 
  “How is it that the world has become saddled with this dangerous regime?” he asks. “And what do we need to know about its origins?”
  His one-hour talk will also explain why China doesn’t exert more influence over North Korea, and why the South Korean population is less worked up over recent hostile incidents — including the sinking of a ship and artillery fire on its island —  than outsiders.
  His talk will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28 in the Community Room at International House, Davis, 10 College Park.  After 30 years in Davis, Gibbs currently lives with his wife Loretta in San Francisco where he gives monthly lectures on San Francisco’s history.
For more information, contact Elisabeth Sherwin, IHD executive director, at (530) 753-5007.

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