Please join us for a panel discussion with Peace Corp-Korea volunteers on their experience with the pro-democracy movement in Gwangju, authoritarianism, and the country’s evolution after the Korean War.
Please view the video for this event below. Devotion: A Tale of Courage from the "Forgotten War" Little is written about the people involved in the “Forgotten War” … until now. Best-selling author Adam Makos spent over five years researching and interviewing those who were involved in the Korean War, which culminated into his latest book, Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship and Sacrifice. Devotion tells the story of the friendship between the U.S. Navy’s most famous aviator duo: Lieutenant Thomas Hudner and Ensign Jesse Brown. One from the elite circles of New England, the other from rural Mississippi, their divergent lives cross when they both serve as pilots in the same squadron in the Korean War. On October 26, KEI hosted author Adam Makos, Lt. General Chip Gregson, and Dr. James Person of the History Program at Woodrow Wilson Center, for a discussion of Devotion and those who served in the Korean War.
The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) launched the 130-page report, Coercion, Control, Surveillance, and Punishment: An Examination of the North Korean Police State, on July 19 at the Korea Economic Institute (KEI).
Korea, China, and much of the Asia-Pacific region are undergoing tremendous political, economic, and sociological transformation. With sweeping leadership changes this year, there are many uncertainties and concerns about how the new generation of leaders will confront issues related to growing competition among states, the endeavor for greater regional economic cooperation, and the persistent tensions over history and ethnicity. Perhaps the biggest question is what a rising China means for the future of Asia?