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Trena Gillette Memorial Lecture : The Legacy of the Korean War during the Vietnam War by Dr. Tae Gyun Park
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 6:00pm
Trena Gillette Memorial Lecture : The Legacy of the Korean War during the Vietnam War by Dr. Tae Gyun Park
Annual Trena Gillette Memorial lecture
 

The Legacy of the Korean War during the Vietnam War

Dr. Tae-Gyun Park, Professor of Modern Korean History, Seoul National University

 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
6:00 PM

Smith Memorial Student Union RM 238

Open & Free for the public!

About the Lecture

The Korean War highly effected U.S. Foreign Policy in Asia long after the signing of the armistice in 1953. Dr. Tae Gyun Park will look at how the lessons learned during the Korean War, both positive and negative, set the path on how the United States would develop its strategies in fighting the Vietnam War in an attempt to halt  the spread of Communist regimes in Asia.

 

 About the speaker:

Tae-Gyun Park,  is a leading scholar and professor of Modern Korean History at the Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University (SNU); and is the 2017-18 Kim Koo Visiting Professor at Harvard University.

 

Dr. Park received his Ph.D. from Seoul National University with a dissertation on "Origins of the Koreas’ Development Plans in the 1950s and 1960s."  From 2008-2013 he served as Director of the International Center for Korean Studies at SNU. He served as advisor to the Ministry of Unification in 2013 and has served on the Korea Foundation's advisory committee since 2011. 

His current area of research is on the Vietnam War. 

 

Dr. Park is the author of several books, including:

  • The Korean War: Unended But Should Be Ended (2005) 
  • Beyond the Myth: Reassessing the Security Crisis in the mid 1960s on the Korean Peninsula ( 2009)
  • The Ally and Empire, Two Myths of South Korea-United States Relations, 1945-1980 (translated into English in 2013) 
  • The Vietnam War, A War Forgotten and Defective Memory (2015) 

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