Film screening: "Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War"
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Join Liberty in North Korea and the Korean Scientists and Engineers Association Young Generation Chapter at Johns Hopkins for a night of popcorn, drinks, and a film.
Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War is a 2004 South Korean wartime action-drama film starring Jang Dong-Gun and Won Bin. The film depicts the tragic struggle of two brothers who were separated during the war and had to fight on the opposing sides. Some scenes may be graphic.
North Korea on the international stage today:
With a flurry of recent bilateral summits, North Korea appears more likely to open up as an international business partner to the world than ever before, hard to imagine even five years ago. The world now faces two possible foreign policy directions: 1) engage in business with North Korea hoping that democracy, human rights, and environmental regulations will follow, or 2) address these concerns upfront before engaging in business with North Korea.
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un continue to emphasize the positive relationship between the U.S. and North Korea, signaling a marked shift in relations between the two nations. These sentiments are echoed by South Korean president Moon Jae-in, who has pushed for an official end to the Korean War since taking office in 2017. While these recent moves seem like positive developments, bilateral talks have overlooked an important issue: human rights in North Korea.
Until major political powers like the U.S. and South Korea directly address the issue of human rights violations in North Korea, there will be no peace on the Korean peninsula--and no official end to the Korean War.
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