Revisiting Ghosted History

Last week I had the opportunity to welcome an audience of fifty to a film screening and forum for the documentary Memory of Forgotten War. This compelling documentary focuses on the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice, sharing the deeply personal stories of four Korean War survivors. These narratives include dealing with, for some, recollections of daily bombings, searching for missing family members, and struggling to survive in a newly divided Korea.

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The Inaugural Spitzer Lecture: What's Behind America's "Asia Pivot"

With North Korea's young leader Kim Jong Un playing hard at nuclear brinksmanship, the question is not only to what end, but also what are the potential long-term destabilizing impacts in the region. These are among the issues Walter Russell Mead addressed on Monday, April 15, 2013, during the first annual Anne and Bernard Spitzer Lecture, “America’s ‘Asia Pivot’ at a Time of Upheaval: The Pacific Isn’t Looking Pacifistic.” Among the causes, Mead noted the incalculable difference in possible outcomes between the best case scenario for the region and the worse case.

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Korean Issues and Insights: Upcoming Events

This semester, the Center continues to host area scholars and activists offering their views and research into contemporary Korea and Korean-American relations. The Korean Issue and Insights Program, made possible through a grant from the Korea Foundation, will present three guest lectures and a film screening, all open to the public. * Professor Charles Armstrong, Columbia University, will be on campus February 27 to discuss how the Korean War effected the relationship between the two Koreas and made way for the emergence of new world order in East Asia. The lecture will be held in NAC 6/114 from 7:15 to 9:45 P.M.

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