The Korean Peninsula remains the only divided nation in the world, the only region still separated by the cold war. Despite living in different systems for seven decades, Koreans are still one nation, sharing the same language and cultural heritage. Reunification on the Korean Peninsula has long been a cherished dream of all Korean people. Can Korean people overcome division and achieve unification?
Prof. Han S. Park will offer a dialectical reunification theory, namely One Nation, Two States, Three Governments, and explore the architecture of the formation of unification. He will present a vision of reunification and a roadmap to make that dream a reality, discussing the method of overcoming the heterogeneity of North and South Korea.
Han S. Park is University Professor Emeritus of International Affairs and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Global Issues (GLOBIS) at the University of Georgia. Prof. Park has visited North Korea more than 50 times since 1981 to further efforts for diplomacy and peacemaking. He was instrumental in President Jimmy Carter’s visit to North Korea in 1994 to avert military confrontation and President Bill Clinton’s visit to Pyongyang to free detained American journalists in 2009. Prof. Park was the recipient of the Gandhi-King-Ikeda Community Builder’s Prize in 2010 for his commitment to finding peaceful solutions to challenges arising from the Korean Peninsula. Previous recipients include Nelson Mandella, Mikhail Gorbachev, John Hume, Desmond Tutu, and Yitzhak Rabin.
Please refer to Prof. Park’s recent publication, Quest for Peace: A Memoir, to better understand his unification theory of the Korean Peninsula.
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