"Crossing Lines: Recent Developments in the Korean Peninsula"

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Lakehead International (ground floor of the Chancellor Paterson Library )
Event Fee: 
Free. Everyone is welcome.
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu
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On 16 January at 7:00 pm, Dr. Carl Young (Western University) will present "Crossing Lines: Recent Developments in the Korean Peninsula."

What has led to recent peace overtures in the Korean Peninsula and where could this lead?  This presentation will look at both domestic and international factors related to the different powers involved in the Korean peninsula to help better explain why there have been new footsteps towards resolving tensions on the peninsula.  It will also assess the opportunities and obstacles to a new peace regime in Korea and its implications for the wider Asia-Pacific region.

This event is made possible by The Thunder Bay Branch of the Canadian International Council, Lakehead University’s Department of History, and Lakehead International.

It is free and open to the public! Everyone is welcome!

Location: Lakehead International
(ground floor of the Chancellor Paterson Library)

About the presenter: Carl Young is an associate professor in the History department at Western University in London, Ontario.  He teaches courses on Korean and Japanese history as well as on international relations in the Asia-Pacific.  His research focusses on the interplay of nationalism, imperialism, and religious social movements in Korea, as well as Korea’s place in the wider Asia-Pacific international system.