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South Korean Peace Movement Update

Mon October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

South Korean peace protesters, Aug 4, 2022. AP Photo/ Ahn Young-joon

Approaches by the South Korean Peace Movement to Bringing Peace and Demilitarizing Tensions Among the U.S., South Korea, and North Korea

Francis Daehoon Lee
Dr. Francis Daehoon Lee

Speaker: Francis Daehoon Lee, South Korean peace researcher and a former advisor to the Moon Jae-in government

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Director of Trans-Education for the Peace Institute of PEACEMOMO in Seoul and a former advisor to the Moon Jae-in government, Dr. Francis Daehoon Lee will be speaking about approaches by the Korean peace movement to bringing peace and demilitarizing tensions among U.S., South Korea, and North Korea.

Dr. Lee has been a research professor of peace studies at SungKongHoe University (Korea), visiting professor for peace studies at Ritsumeikan University (Japan), and a visiting professor at the International University of Japan. He was a founder and coordinator for People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy and a legal advisor to the Special Rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Sub-Commission in 2005. Having worked with the Center for Peace Museum in Korea, he is also the former executive director of ARENA (Asian Regional Exchange for New Alternatives, Asia-wide) and director of the Center for Peace and Disarmament in Korea. Dr. Lee has been involved in facilitating UNESCO and APCEIU teacher-training workshops since 2006. In 2012, he joined PeaceMOMO, an organization providing peace education training for school teachers and peace activists in Korea, based on new, learner-oriented pedagogical principles. Under the Moon Jae-in government, Dr. Lee served on numerous advisory committees within the ministries and agencies of reunification, education, human rights, overseas development cooperation, and gender and family affairs.

Sponsored by: the New England Korea Peace Campaign; The Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security; and Massachusetts Peace Action.

Photo: Protesters wearing masks of U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol rally to oppose joint military exercises, called the Ulchi Freedom Shield, during Nancy Pelosi’s visit to South Korea, Aug. 4, 2022.  The banner reads “Stop the Ulchi Freedom Shield” (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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