Interdisciplinary, problem-focused education was on full display recently when University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students and community members came together for a public discussion regarding the U.S. – Korea alliance and current security challenges in East Asia.
The program featured guests uniquely qualified to guide conversation including, U.S. Congressman Reid Ribble, who currently serves on the foreign Affairs committee; former Congressman and now President of the Korea Economic Institute of America, Donald Manzullo; Lieutenant General In-Bum Chun of the Republic of Korea Army; and UW-Green Bay faculty member Yunsun Huh (Democracy and Justice Studies).
The majority of the 75-minute program consisted of a Q&A with General Chun in which he shared his perspectives on how Korean history has shaped current geopolitical relations and how the U.S. military presence on the Korean peninsula is key to regional stability. Several audience members pressed the General for ideas on confronting North Korea through the use of sanctions, diplomacy, and military action.
Following the public discussion, General Chun met with several student veterans in UWGB’s At Ease Veterans Lounge and thanked them for their service to the U.S. and Korean armed services.
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– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication