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Saturday, October 26, 2019
Korea: Prospects for Peace in a changing world Massachusetts Korea Peace Campaign Seung Hee Jeon
Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St (Copley Square)
US-North Korea peace talks seem to be stalled, but Trump has pushed out the hawkish John Bolton, who had been blamed for the lack of progress. South Korea and Japan are escalating their rhetoric, the US-China trade war continues to deepen, and Hong Kong has been roiled by protests. What are the prospects for peace in Korea given the rapidly changing events in Asia and world politics?
Keumjoo Armstrong, co-chair, Massachusetts Korea Peace Campaign. Keumjoo is just back from a visit to North Korea. She will share slides and her reflections on North Korea and on what needs to be done to prevent war
Joseph Gerson, Director of Program, American Friends Service Committee and Director of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security. Joseph will address historic legacies and current great power policies and ambitions in Northeast Asia - with Korea at their vortex; causes and implications of growing tensions between Japan and South Korea, including their current trade war; and perspectives of South Korean peace advocates on the stalled U.S.-DPRK-ROK negotiations.
Hyungjin Kim (president of WeHope, the "Comfort Women" project-NEU, andSonny Son (chairperson, board of directors of WeHope), will participate in the discussion.
Refreshments: Kim Pop (Korean rice rolls) and other refreshments will be served.
Sponsors: Massachusetts Korea Peace Campaign; Community Church of Boston; Massachusetts Peace Action
Pyongyang swimming pool. Pyongyang Street Scene. Keumjoo Armstrong photo
Seung Hee Jeon Co-coordinator
Massachusetts Korea Peace Campaign
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