Amb. Noh Kye-Duk to Lecture on the Korean Peninsula at UL

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The Korean Ambassador to Liberia, Noh Kye-Duk, will give a lecture on the long-standing dispute over the Korean Peninsula that has subsisted between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic Republic of North Korea. It will take place in the auditorium of the University of Liberia (UL) on Capitol Hill in Monrovia. starting today Monday, December 19 at 4:00 p.m., a release from the university has said.

The Korean Peninsula is a fault-line that separates the two Koreas. Until the end of World War II, Korea was a single political entity whose territory somehow coincided with the Korean Peninsula.

Since the Armistice Agreement ended the Korean War in 1953, the northern division of the peninsula has been governed by the People’s Republic of Korea, while the southern portion has been governed by the Republic of Korea.

Following Ambassador Noh’s delivery, which will also touch on Korea’s bilateral relations with Liberia, a roundtable panel which will include Professor Jonathan Taylor, vice president and executive dean of the Graduate School at the UL and Professor Monie R. Captan, former Foreign Minister of Liberia, will shed more light on the discussion.

An interactive session will follow the lecture and thereafter afford faculty, students and members of the public the opportunity to ask questions or comment on the specifics of the lecture.

The lecture is expected to bring together faculty and students from the UL and other institutions of higher learning as well as members of civil society organizations and government officials.

The event, according to the release, is open to the public and will be moderated by Atty. Norris Tweah, vice president for UL relations.

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