We are pleased to be co-sponsoring this International Manifesto Group webinar about Korea.
Date: Sunday 21 November 2021
Time: 11am EST, 8am PST, 4pm GMT, 5pm CET
Location: Zoom and YouTube
We take a look beneath and behind western stereotypes of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – as totalitarian, autarkic, economically bankrupt, led by a dynasty and a cult, and a nuclear bad-boy – to probe the realities, old and new, by addressing key questions including the ongoing Korean War; the nature and motivations of the Workers’ Party of Korea governments; the reasons for its nuclear arsenal; the need to end sanctions; the history and present of the US nuclear threat in East Asia; and the path to national reunification, to which the Korean people, whether in the north, south or diaspora, remain committed.
- Dr Kiyul Chung (Visiting Professor, Tsinghua University)
- KJ Noh (Peace activist and expert on the geopolitics of Asia)
- Xiangyu (Political commentator and Chinese hip-hop artist)
- Sara Flounders (United National Antiwar Coalition, peace activist and author)
- Derek R Ford (Assistant professor, DePauw University)
- Dr Hugh Goodacre (Teaching Fellow, University College London)
- Keith Bennett (Co-editor, Friends of Socialist China)
- Chair: Radhika Desai (Professor, University of Manitoba; Convenor of the International Manifesto Group)