Beyond Campus: M-I-Z in K.C. 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 6:30pm

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Doors at 6:00 p.m., presentation at 6:30 p.m., reception to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Truman Library, 500 W. U.S. Highway 24, Independence

Admission is free.

“The Korean Peninsula: Problems & Prospects”

Assistant Professor of Political Science Sheena Greitens

The state of Missouri's relationship with the Korean peninsula goes back to the legacy of President Truman, his decisions about the Korean War, and his post-presidential efforts to build a close relationship between Korea and his home state. The University of Missouri played an important role in these efforts; as a result of President Truman's interest in close ties between Korea and Missouri, the MU alumni community in Korea is one of the largest outside the state.  

This talk will examine contemporary developments on the Korean peninsula in light of the two recent summits between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the first meetings held between the two countries' leaders since the 1953 armistice. It will discuss the importance of the U.S.–South Korean security alliance and economic relationship, for the United States as well as the state of Missouri, and look at how the current events on the Korean peninsula are likely to affect the security and human rights challenges posed to the U.S. and international community by North Korea.

Committed to engaging with the communities it serves, MU's College of Arts and Science offers Beyond Campus, a series that showcases the range and relevance of the college's research and programs, which serve as the foundation for all undergraduates at MU, whether they major in an A&S discipline or not. The events in this series are intended for the general public, including alumni, business and community leaders, and prospective students. All are welcome. 

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