Great Decisions 2016 – The Koreas

Great Decisions 2016 with The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg & The Fredricksen Library

South Korea's new President Park Geun-hye salutes during her inauguration ceremony as the 18th South Korean president, at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Park took office as South Korea's first female president Monday, returning to the presidential mansion she had known as the daughter of a dictator, and where she will respond to volatile North Korea, which tested a nuclear device two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)


At the end of World War II, Korea was divided in two. The northern half of the Korean peninsula was occupied by the Soviet Union, the southern by the United States. Today, North and South Korea couldn’t be further apart. The North is underdeveloped, impoverished and ruled by a corrupt, authoritarian government, while the South advanced rapidly to become one of the most developed countries in the world. With such a wide gap, some are asking if unification is possible, even desirable, anymore?

1 p.m. Monday, March 28
Fredricksen Library
100 N 19th St., Camp Hill

The Great Decisions discussions will be televised on WHBG Channel 20, thanks to a grant from HARSCO!


Guest Speaker:

Dr. Linda Hasunuma, Professor of Asian Politics, specializing in East Asia, decentralization, gender politics, and Japan-South Korea relations.