The Tension that Never Goes Away:
North Korea-South Korea Now
During a period of radical hope and deep disappointment, this live, virtual event will explore the relationship between North and South Korea. The panel of experts will give a brief background on the modern history of the region, discuss the ongoing tensions and challenges of North and South Korea relations and offer practical suggestions for moving forward. The event is intended for faculty, staff, students and the general public.
4-5 p.m. Thursday, October 1 – Pacific Time
8-9 a.m. Friday, October 2 in South Korea
The event will feature senior government and academic specialists and UCI leaders discussing the issues and answering questions.
Host: Victoria Jones, Ph.D., Chief Global Affairs Officer
Moderator: Joseph Jeon, Ph.D., Director, UCI Center for Critical Korean Studies
- Bong-geun Jun, Ph.D., Professor at the Department of Security and Unification Studies at the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS) in the Korean National Diplomatic Academy
- Min Gyo Koo, Ph.D., Professor of the Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University, Head of the Peace Cooperation Office, Institute for Peace and Unification Studies