Asian studies in Lithuania

“Time for Asia”: “The Two Koreas in Post-Cold War era: Cooperation and Crisis”

Date and time: 2016-11-28 11:15 - 2016-11-28 12:45

Location: (Lietuvių) Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas, Donelaičio g. 52-322, Kaunas

Vytautas Magnus University Centre for Asian Studies continues cycle of events under the title “Time for Asia”. The second event will take place on the 28th of November, at 11:15, in Daukanto str. 52-322. The presenter will be visiting professor from Korea Foundation Dr. Yu-Ree Kim holding a lecture “The Two Koreas in Post-Cold War era: Cooperation and Crisis”.

This lecture will go through the process and changes of the North-South relations focusing on the 25 years of economic cooperation tryouts which finally came to an end in 2016 due to the worsening North Korea nuclear problem, in the regional context of Northeast Asia. What can we learn from these 25 years in order to better predict the future situation in the Korean Peninsula? Can we expect more tensions and even war, or the opposite – unification and peace?

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Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU