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Thirty Years of Democracy in the Republic of Korea

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.

Date & Time

May. 25, 2017
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Thirty Years of Democracy in the Republic of Korea

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.


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Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy

The Center for Korean History and Public Policy was established in 2015 with the generous support of the Hyundai Motor Company and the Korea Foundation to provide a coherent, long-term platform for improving historical understanding of Korea and informing the public policy debate on the Korean peninsula in the United States and beyond.  Read more

Asia Program

The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

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