6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Thirty Years of Democracy in the Republic of Korea

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Join the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy and Asia Program for a panel discussion commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of the Republic of Korea’s democratization.

The panel will feature a discussion on the momentous events of 1987 that culminated in the first election of a president by direct popular vote in 26 years, the role of the United States in Korea’s path to democratization, and Korea’s democracy over the past thirty years.

Following the panel, join us in the Wilson Center’s 4th floor atrium for the opening of an exhibition of photos documenting the struggle of the people of the Republic of Korea for democracy from 1948 to the present. The exhibition is curated by the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History. 

We are grateful for the generous support of the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History, Seoul, and Korean Air, the official airline of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy.

Speakers

Moderator

Panelists

  • Yong Jick Kim

    Director of the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History, Seoul
  • William Stueck

    University of Georgia
  • Kathleen Stephens

    former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, William J. Perry Fellow in the Korea Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University