Reflections on a visit to North Korea

February 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm America/Toronto Timezone
140 McLaughlin College, Senior Common Room
77 McLaughlin Rd
North York, ON M7A 2C5
Vicky Carnevale
416-736-2100 Ext: 33824
Reflections on a visit to North Korea @ 140 McLaughlin College, Senior Common Room

North Korea arguably is the world’s most unique nation: a hereditary dictatorship, a closed society, and truly a country set apart from the rest of the world. For a small nation, it has a significant impact on global politics, as illustrated by U.S. and North Korea negotiations and meetings.

Three years ago, I travelled to North Korea to learn for myself about a country that few see in person, but many know about from the media. During my time in the country I visited the colossal Kumsusan Palace of the Sun where the two late leaders -- Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il -- lie in state; the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea; and other sites.

My first-hand experience in North Korea, including the many photos I took, and also the time I spent living in South Korea, form the basis of this talk. These are supplemented by insights from writings on the Korean Peninsula and East-Asia.

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Speakers: Thomas Klassen
Date: Monday, February 25, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College

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Hosted by the Office of the College Head, McLaughlin College and York Collegium for Practical Ethics.