Five Myths about North Korea: History & (Mis)Perceptions since the 1950s

In collaboration with the National Humanities Center

FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Media literacy; Analyzing point of view & purpose; Inquiry

DATE: November 30, 2017
TIME: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST

Relations between Washington and Pyongyang have never seemed more strained. As North Korea seeks to expand its nuclear weapons program and ability to launch long-range missiles, policymakers in the United States have doubled down on their commitment to protecting regional allies and to keeping economic sanctions in place. Conflict seems all but inevitable. But is this really the case? Join us as Professor Sung-Yoon Lee of Tufts University situates the current standoff within historical context and challenges common misconceptions about North Korean politics and society. We’ll unravel the history of U.S. involvement in the Korean Peninsula, analyze potential paths going forward, and discuss how you can help your students better understand the contexts and nuances of U.S.-Korean relations, past and present.

Especially for 6-12 educators.




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