UNDERSTANDING THE TWO KOREAS- THE PAST, THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE

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Nina Stender ’16:
The Wesleyan International Relations Association, Adelphic Educational Fund, and Wesleyan World Wednesdays present:
UNDERSTANDING THE TWO KOREAS- THE PAST, THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE
Guest Speaker Dr. Donald N. Clark, Professor of History, Trinity University
Co-Director, East Asian Studies, Historian of Modern Korea
The event will begin with a lecture covering the background and history, the present situation and the future of relations between the two Koreas, and will be followed by questions and open discussion.
Dr. Clark is a renowned and well-published specialist on Korean affairs. He is a Professor of History at Trinity University in San Antonio, where he also directs the program in East Asian Studies. Dr. Clark’s roots in Korea go back to the early twentieth century when his grandparents and parents, who originated in Minnesota and Pennsylvania, were Presbyterian missionaries stationed in Pyongyang, the capital of what is now North Korea. He grew up in Seoul in the years following the Korean War, during which he witnessed Korea’s struggle to rebuild. He then developed an academic interest in Korean affairs which evolved into a Ph.D. at Harvard University and a career teaching East Asian history at Trinity in Texas. His total time living and working in Korea over the decades amounts to more than twelve years.
(Typhoon will be served.)
Date: Thursday Nov 6th
Time:  6:30pm
Place:  Allbritton 311