The Past and Future Development of the Korean Peninsula

Cookies & Coffee Reception Follows

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 (5:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
McCord Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Dallas Hall (map)

The Tower Center Student Forum, in partnership with the National Unification Advisory Council, presents a program on the Korean Peninsula.

North Korea, in the wake of the recent death of Kim Jung-il, faces tremendous challenges from economic stagnation and international criticism of its nuclear program. In stark contrast, South Korea has had a history of impressive economic growth and marks more than 60 years of democracy with its upcoming presidential election. This panel of speakers will explore the dramatically different paths followed by the “Two Koreas” and their possible futures.

Professor Hiroki Takeuchi, Political Science, SMU 
Mr. Chong Choe, Chair, Korean American Coalition
Mr. Brian Park, National Unification Advisory Council