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Science, Remembrance, and System of the Cold War: A Cold War History Workshop at Kyungnam University

The Korean Association of the Cold War Studies convened a workshop on "Science, Remembrance, and System of the Cold War" at Kyungnam University, in Seoul, on February 6, and February 25, 2020.

Cold War History Workshop

Science, Remembrance, and System of the Cold War

- Time: Thursday, February 6, 2020, 10:00 - 18:00, and Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 9:30 - 11:30

- Place: Grand Conference Room, Pyonghwa Kwan, IFES, Kyungnam University

- Hosts: IFES, Kyungnam University, and the History and Public Policy Program, Wilson Center

- Organizer: The Korean Association of the Cold War Studies


February 6, 2020

Opening Address: Kwan-Sei Lee (IFES)

Congratulatory Message: Christian Ostermann (Wilson Center)

First Session: The Cold War & Science and Technology and Energy Warfare

Moderator: Jong Dae Shin (University of North Korean Studies)


  • Seong-Jun Kim (National Museum of Korean Contemporary History): "The Sociotechnical System of Nuclear Technology: The Case of 1950-70’s Korea"
  • Jeong-ha Lee (Seoul National University): "Oil, the Dollar, and the Collapse of the USSR"
  • Won-seon Cho (Korea Military Academy): "The US’s Asia-Pacific Strategy and Energy Security during the Cold War"

Discussants: Young Joo Lee (UNIST), Kyung Deok Roh (Ewha Woman's University), and Yong Choi (Korea Military Academy)

Second Session: The Formation of the Lines of Division and a Culture of Remembrance

Moderator: Won-Dam Paik (Sungkonghoe University)


  • Wonkeun Chun (Sookmyung Women's University): "The Formation of the Border Region Strategic Hamlet in the 1960-70’s and the Cold War Landscape in Cheorwon"
  • Yeong-shin Jeong (Catholic University of Korea): "Modern Paju, Born from Division: Centered on the Formation of City Infrastructure and Local Community"
  • Young Hoon Song (Kangwon National University): "Criticism of the Goseong DMZ Museum’s Exhibits on the Cold War and Division"

Discussants: Seong-hyeon Kang (Sungkonghoe University), Kim Min-hwan (Hanshin University), and Young-Sun Jeon (Konkuk University)

February 25, 2020

Third Session: The Formation of the San Francisco System

Moderator: Myongsob Kim (Yonsei University)


Wook Hee Shin (Seoul National University): "The Treaty of San Francisco: The Hierarchy of US-Korea-Japan Trilateral Relations"

Byung Joon Jung (Ewha Woman's University): "The Issue of Korea’s Participation in the Treaty of San Francisco and the Process of its Exclusion"

Ki Jeong Nam (Seoul National University): "The San Francisco System and Korea-Japan Relations: The Origin of the Cold War between Korea and Japan"

Discussants: Heesik Choi (Kookmin University), Seok-Woo Lee (Inha University), and Yong-Il Moon (IFES, Kyungnam University)

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