WHAT: "Prospects for Korean Unification" featuring a testimony by Ms. Kyung Hwa Lee—a North Korean defector and refugee—and Dr. Charles Armstrong—Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies at Columbia University  

WHEN: Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM

WHERE: Campbell Dome at Queens College

On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, there will be a testimony and lecture event about "Prospects for Korean Unification" at the Campbell Dome at Queens College as part of the Year of Korea program. Part One of the event will feature a testimony titled "Why Did I Defect from North Korea? For a Higher Standard of Living Comparable to My Hard Work and Freedom" by Ms. Kyung Hwa Lee, a North Korean defector and refugee. Part Two of the event will feature a lecture titled "North Korea's Past, Present and Possible Futures" by Dr. Charles Armstrong, the Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies at Columbia University. Ms. Kyung Hwa Lee will give her testimony from 12:15 to 12:50, and Dr. Charles Armstrong will give his lecture from 12:50 to 1:30. Once again, this will take place at the Campbell Dome at Queens College. 

The collapse of North Korea has been predicted repeatedly for more than 25 years, yet the regime persists into the twenty-first century despite its objective weaknesses. Following Ms. Kyung Hwa Lee’s testimony, Dr. Armstrong will give us new insight into what explains North Korea’s unlikely survival, and what the prospects for North Korea under the current leadership are.

For more information, please contact Prof. Pyong Gap Min (who will be the presider at the event) at pyonggap.min@qc.cuny.edu or Prof. Seongyeon Ko (program coordinator of the event) at seongyeon.ko@qc.cuny.edu. 

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Year of Korea




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