Understanding Korea: Past, Present and Future
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Speaker: Dr. James F. Person
November 17th: 10:15-11:15 am
James F. Person is Director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He has a PhD in modern Korean history from the George Washington University, where he also teaches courses on North Korean history. His dissertation explored the evolution of the political and ideological systems in North Korea and Pyongyang’s relations with Beijing and Moscow from 1953-1967. His recent publications include “’We Need Help from Outside: The North Korean Opposition Movement of 1956” (Cold War International History Project Working Paper No. 52), and “New Evidence on North Korea in 1956” CWIHP Bulletin 16. He is currently completing a book manuscript on the pivotal 1956 August Plenum of North Korea’s ruling Korean Worker’s Party and the political and diplomatic fallout.
To prepare students for the discussion with Dr. Person of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, please consider having students watch the movie (or part of the movie):
Ode to My Father
The discussion with the Korean Foundation will include themes addressed in the movie. Watch the Trailer! This movie is available for streaming on Netflix.
*Note: This event and movie will be a great pre-event for Dr. Fluck's two part series about the Humanitarian Crisis in Europe in early January.