Ending the Korean War: A Conference

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice, which temporarily halted the fighting, yet failed to officially end the Korean War. This conference will examine key issues surrounding the war and the ongoing division of Korea, such as separated families, Korea's militarization, and the humanitarian crisis in North Korea.

Thursday, May 09, 2013
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Main Conference Room, Charles E. Young Research Library


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 John Duncan, UCLA

 Christine Hong, Korea Policy Institute and UC Santa Cruz

9:40 – 10:20

 Keynote Address

 Bruce Cumings, University of Chicago

10:20 – 12:00

 Panel 1: Testimonials (moderated by Namhee Lee, UCLA)

 Moon Jae Pak, MD, Chairman of US-North Korea Medical Science Exchange Committee

 Syngman Rhee, Reverend, former President of the National Council of Churches USA

 George and Dorothy Ogle, former missionaries to Korea

 James Chun, Korean American resident of LA and separated family member

12:00 – 12:30  

 Teaching Initiative to End the Korean War Workshop
 led by Albert Park, Claremont McKenna College and Alliance of Scholars Concerned about Korea

12:30 – 1:15


1:15 – 2:50

 Panel 2: Gender and Militarism (moderated by Sung-ok Lee, United Methodist Women)

 Young Hee Jeong, peace activist from Jeju Island

 Hosu Kim, Assistant Professor of Sociology at City University of New York

 Christine Ahn, board member of Korea Policy Institute

2:50 – 3:00


3:00 – 4:20

 Panel 3: People-to-People Programs /North Korean Humanitarian Assistance (moderated by  Christine Hong, Korea Policy Institute and UC Santa Cruz)

 Pilju Kim Joo, founder of Agglobe Services International

 Indong Oh, MD, orthopedic surgeon, Los Angeles

 Erich Weingartner, editor of CanKor

4:20 – 4:50

 Closing Discussion and Wrap-up Remarks

 Paul Liem, Korea Policy Institute


Event speakers' bios : download

UCLA map : download

**For related Film Screening on May 8th, 2013 click here

**For related conference on May 10th, 2013 click here.

Open to the Public. Schedule is subject to change. Parking Available at Parking structure 3 at $11.

Cost : Free


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Sponsor(s): Center for Korean Studies, Asian Languages & Cultures, Korea Policy Institute, United Methodist Women, Channing and Popai Liem Education Foundation, Alliance of Scholars Concerned about Korea, National Campaign to End the Korean War, Nodutdol for Korean Community Development, UCLA East Asian Library