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What’s the Deal with North Korea?

October 17 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM


What’s the Deal with North Korea?

October 17, 2018

North Korea is a global anomaly — it is the world’s only Communist dynasty; the world’s only industrialized economy to have suffered a famine during a time of peace; and proportionally, the world’s largest military.  The country has been making headlines for years for its bold displays of military strength and its eccentric leader, Kim Jong Un.

  • But why is North Korea such an anomaly?
  • What’s it like to live there?
  • How has the U.S. and other countries responded to North Korea in the past?
  • What was Trump trying to achieve with his recent meeting with Kim Jong Un… and what can we expect now?

Join Civic Series as we help answer your questions about this mysterious country at this October’s Civic Series event.

Our speaker, Prof. Eugene Y. (Gene) Park, the Korea Foundation Associate Professor of History and the director of James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a 30-minute overview, followed by an extended Q&A and discussion. Hang out after the event for drinks, snacks, and good convo.


Civic Series helps you understand, think for yourself, and have meaningful conversations about the most important issues of our time, like Brexit, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, climate change, and many others. We run free, non-partisan events where you can ask questions of experts and discuss the most important issues of the day. Civic Series is a non-profit organization run by dedicated volunteers in the United States and Canada.

This event is run by Civic Series in collaboration with the James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.




October 17
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Indy Hall
399 Market St #360
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States


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