Virtual Meeting

Lessons From History--The Legacy of the Korean War

Monday, June 29, 2020
Kim Hong-Ji
Speakers

Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of History and the College, University of Chicago

Senior Fellow for Korea, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Cold War Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Author, Fearing the Worst: How Korea Transformed the Cold War

Presider

President and Chief Executive Officer, New-York Historical Society

Following the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War on June 25, panelists discuss how the war altered U.S. foreign policy, divided Korea, and had long lasting effects in the region.

 

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