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An Officer and a Movie - OAS - Film Series: JSA (Joint Security Area)

Sponsored by the Ogranization of Asian Studies (OAS)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
5:00 - 7:30 PM
The Elliott School of International Affairs
Sigur Center for Asian Studies,1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503

Sigur Center Visiting Scholar Lt. Colonel Kiwan Shin (ROK Army) will discuss aspects of the ongoing conflict between North and South Korea before and after the film to help students better understand the questions Joint Security Area poses.

Joint Security Area was released in 2000 and has won the Blue Dragon Award and the Grand Bell Award in 2000 and 2001, respectively. The film takes place in the Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ, where North and South Korean soldiers address their conflicted loyalties to their own state and to their fellow nation of Koreans. The film also discusses the possibility of neutrality for North and South Korean citizens, as well as possible difficulties in reconciliation.

Lt. Colonel Shin is a Political Science Ph.D candidate at Kyungpook National University and currently a visiting scholar at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies. His research project seeks to answer the question ""How does North Korea as a Weak State Negotiate with a Strong State?" He holds an M.A. in Political Science from Seoul National University.

Korean food will be provided!

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***This event is open only to current GW students, faculty, visiting scholars and staff***


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