The Korean Peninsula: Problems & Prospects
|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.