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Korea: Roots of the Current Crisis
March 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A lecture by Prof. Paul Ropp.
Lecture will be in the chapel. Enter through upper parking lot on State Street
Because of recent developments in Korea, nuclear scientists have moved the Doomsday clock to two minutes to midnight, the closest the world has come to a nuclear war since the 1950s. How did the small peninsular country of Korea become the focal point of a potential nuclear war? In a PowerPoint slide lecture, Paul Ropp will explore the origins of this crisis through the tragic history of Korea in the 20th century, and will discuss possible scenarios for conflict, or peaceful resolution of the crisis.
Paul Ropp is Research Professor of History at Clark University. He retired from fulltime teaching in 2011. He has been at Clark since 1984, where he taught Chinese History and founded the Asian Studies program.