Korean Peninsula history is focus of lecture series

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Korean Peninsula history is focus of lecture series

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Razor wire frames the South Korean flag at the border with North Korea. OLLI's annual Winter Lecture series will examine the history of the Korean Peninsula.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Center’s annual Winter Lecture Series will examine “The Korean Peninsula: Past, Present and Future.”

The first talk, led by Parks Coble, professor of history, is Feb. 10 and will focus on the early history of the Koreas through around 1945.

All talks in the series are free and open to the public. Lectures are 7 to 9 p.m. Sundays from Feb. 10 to March 7 at the Unitarian Church, 6300 A St.

The series is sponsored by OLLI at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. It is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Talks are presented by Nebraska faculty unless otherwise noted. The complete series schedule is below.

OLLI's annual Winter Lecture series will examine the history of the Korean Peninsula. The talks begin Feb. 10.
Talks in the Korean Peninsula-focused lecture series begin Feb. 10.

2019 OLLI Winter Lecture Series

“The Korean Peninsula: Past, Present and Future”

  • Feb. 10 — Parks Coble, professor of history, “Early History of the Koreas through Around 1945”

  • Feb. 17 — Thomas Berg, lecturer of history, “How the International Agreements and Disagreements that Followed World War II led to the Korean War and the Political and Economic Fallout from that War”

  • Feb. 24 — Christopher Robert Hill, former American ambassador to Iraq, chief advisrr to the chancellor for global engagement and professor of the practice in diplomacy at the University of Denver, “Insider Perspective on Denuclearization Agreements with North Korea in the 1990s”

  • March 3 — Nan Kim, associate professor of history, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, “How Memories of the Korean War Influenced the Cultures of the Two Korean States and Affected Families Divided by the War and its Aftermath”

  • March 10 — Steven Wills, professor of history, Nebraska Wesleyan University, “Japanese- Korean Relationships”

  • March 17 — Bruce Cumings, professor of history at the University of Chicago,”How Economic and Military Alliances Affect Current and Future Relationships with the Koreas and Their Asian Neighbors”

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