Hope College will feature the address “Is Korean Re-unification Possible?” by Dr. James Person of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on Tuesday, March 15, at 9:30 a.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall through the Great Decisions Global Discussion Series of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
Korea was divided into two at the end of World War II, and as noted by Person, North and South Korea couldn’t be further apart today. He will discuss whether North and South Korea might ever be able to reconcile differences and emerge once more as a unified country.
Person is the deputy director for center’s the History and Public Policy Program and coordinator of its North Korea International Documentation Project (NKIDP). He is editor of the NKIDP Working Paper Series and co-editor of the Cold War International History Project Bulletin and History and Public Policy Program Critical Oral History Conference Series. He has worked as a consultant on historical documentaries.
Hope is an educational partner of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan, which informs and engages people of all ages on matters of national and international importance, and explores how national policy and global events affect the community in West Michigan. The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan is an affiliate of the World Affairs Councils of America, which is dedicated to educating and engaging Americans on global issues with nearly 100 councils across 40 states reaching more than half a million people a year.
Person will also speak at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids through the Great Decisions Global Discussion Series in the evening on Monday, March 14. More information about the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan, the series and the event at Aquinas is available at worldmichigan.org.
Graves Hall is located at 263 College Ave., between 10th and 12th streets.