Jesse Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union. Reception to follow
S207 Memorial South
Song Byeok's art is funny, shocking, and politically engaged. Born in North Korea, he was a state propaganda artist before his defection to South Korea in 2002.
Leadership Auditorium, Student Union
S203 Memorial Union
South Korea’s Democracy in Action:
Impeachment of Park Geun-hye and the Upcoming Presidential Election
Byong Kuen Jhee
Visiting Scholar from Chosun University, South Korea
America’s alliances in Asia have been fundamental to the region's security and prosperity for seven decades, but they face challenges today. How was the American alliance system with Japan, Korea, and Taiwan originally established in Asia? And are these alliances under threat today?
Inspired by true events, The Attorney is the story of a materialistic tax lawyer who evolves into a true attorney to defend a group of innocent students falsely accused and tortured by the military dictatorship in South Korea in the 1980s.
Join us for a talk that examines the role of constitutions, law, and courts in a non-democratic political system, grounded in Korea's contemporary history and politics.
Professor Jonathan Krieckhaus (Department of Political Science, University of Missouri) will discuss his new book Geopolitical Economy: The South Korean FTA Strategy, published earlier this year by the University of Michigan Press. Geopolitical Economy examines
Dr. Jong-bin Yoon, Professor of Political Science at Myongji University in South Korea and a 1999 alumnus of the University of Missouri's Department of Political Science, will discuss South Korea's 2018 local elections and their implications for Korean politics.