|President Harry S. Truman’s decision to commit American troops to Korea in 1950 remains one of the most crucial, world-changing acts of the Truman presidency. Nearly 70 years later, the complicated relationship between the United States and Korea continues to evolve since the foundation President Truman set. Please join us for a free public program discussing diplomacy between the United States and Korea, stemming from the Truman era and continuing to today, featuring University of Missouri Assistant Professor of Political Science Sheena Greitens.
The talk will look at contemporary developments on the Korean peninsula since the June 2018 summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the first meeting held between the two countries’ leaders since the 1953 armistice. It will discuss the importance of the U.S.-South Korean security alliance and economic relationship, and how the current events on the Korean peninsula are likely to affect the security and human rights challenges posed to the U.S. and international community by North Korea.
This program is presented in partnership with the University of Missouri’s College of Arts and Science in its Beyond Campus series. The program is open to the public and free to attend, but RSVPs are requested. Register at http://12130.thankyou4caring.org/events/the-korean-peninsula–with-sheena-greitens
Note that the reception takes place after the program for this event, unlike the traditional schedule of Truman Library events.
The Truman Library will host a wreath laying ceremony in the morning and birthday cake will be served in the afternoon. There will be free admission all day to the museum. In the evening, celebrate Truman’s birthday with a special viewing of HBO’s “Truman,” starring Gary Sinise, presented in partnership with VisitKC. The movie will be free to the public. VIP reception tickets can be purchased for $15 at https://12130.thankyou4caring.org/events/2019-truman-film-screening.
Major Garrett, CBS News’ Chief White House Correspondent, returns to the Truman Library for evening sharing anecdotes from his latest book, “Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of An Extraordinary Presidency.”
Garrett’s goal for this book was to sift through the mountains of distracting tweets and shrieking headlines in order to focus on the most significant moments of Trump’s young presidency, the ones he believes will have a lasting impact. The result is an authoritative, mature, and consistently entertaining account of one of the strangest political years in American history.
A University of Missouri graduate, Major Garrett has been reporting on the White House for nearly two decades, covering four different presidencies for three news outlets. He is also the host of the multi-platform interview show, “The Takeout.”
This event is free but registration is requested. Email Truman.email@example.com to register.