Past eventResearch Event

Transcending the Myths of US-Korean Relations During the Cold War Era

22 June 2009 - 13:00 to 15:00

Chatham House, London


Professor Tae-gyun Park, Professor of Modern History, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University



Professor Park is one of Korea's leading Cold War diplomatic historians. He will discuss his paper, based on multi-archival research and the recent declassification of important Korean diplomatic records, which casts new light on key aspects of Korea's involvement in the Vietnam War.

The speaker has served as advisor to the Korean Presidential Transition Committee (2003), and as advisor to the Ministry of Unification (2007). He is Editorial Board Member of Critical Review of History and of Pacific Affairs (UBC). In addition to his position at GSIS, Professor Park is Director of the International Studies Center for Korean Studies at Seoul National University.

For more information please contact the Asia Programme.