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Broad Lecture: Digital Divide and Disruption in Korea

Globe Auditorium, 110 S. Woodward, FSU Campus

In the wake of North Korea’s recent hacking of Sony Corporation over the release of the film “The Interview,” a Korean-based scholar will give the next Ruth K. and Shepard Broad International Lecture at Florida State University this month. James Larson, professor and chair in the Department of Technology and Society at SUNY Korea, will speak on “Digital Divide and Disruption in Korea.”

A former Peace Corps volunteer and Fulbright scholar in that country, Larson will address such topics as the growing disparity in telecom infrastructure between North and South Korea, the political impact of information flow between the two countries, and how evolving digital media affect prospects for unification.

Larson worked for the Fulbright Commission in Seoul for 14 years as associate and deputy director. His books include “The Telecommunications Revolution in Korea” (Oxford U. Press, 1995) and “Digital Development in Korea: Building an Information Society” (Routledge, 2011). He also writes a blog on the subject at

The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information about the Broad lecture, please contact Joan Kallestad via or 850-645-4844.

Lecture Date: 

February 12, 2015, 5:30pm - 7:00pm