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Title Cold War History Workshop: Science, Remembrance, and System of the Cold War (2020.02.06)
Date 2020.02.25
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IFES, Kyungnam University and the Wilson Center (USA) held a workshop on Cold War history entitled “Science, Remembrance, and System of the Cold War” in the Pyonghwa Kwan Grand Conference Room on Thursday, February 6.
The workshop began with an opening address by Director of IFES Kwan-Sei Lee, and participants examined the effect that the Cold War had on the science and technology and energy sectors by looking at examples from Korea, the United States, and the Soviet Union. Participants also considered how the division of the Korean Peninsula is remembered and recorded in the border region between the two Koreas and in exhibits on the division of the Peninsula.



The first session entitled “The Cold War & Science and Technology and Energy Warfare” was moderated by Professor Jong Dae Shin of the University of North Korean Studies, and in it, presentations were given by Senior Curator at the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History Seong-Jun Kim on “The Sociotechnical System of Nuclear Technology: The Case of 1950-70’s Korea,” by Researcher Jeong-ha Lee of Seoul National University on “Oil, the Dollar, and the Collapse of the USSR,” and by Lecturer Won-seon Cho of the Korea Military Academy on “The US’s Asia-Pacific Strategy and Energy Security during the Cold War.”



Professor Won-Dam Paik of Sungkonghoe University moderated the second session entitled “The Formation of the Lines of Division and a Culture of Remembrance,” in which Research Professor Wonkeun Chun of Sookmyung Women’s University gave a presentation on “The Formation of the Border Region Strategic Hamlet in the 1960-70’s and the Cold War Landscape in Cheorwon,” Professor Yeong-shin Jeong of the Catholic University of Korea gave a presentation on “Modern Paju, Born from Division: Centered on the Formation of City Infrastructure and Local Community,” and Professor Young Hoon Song of Kangwon National University gave a presentation on “Criticism of the Goseong DMZ Museum’s Exhibits on the Cold War and Division.”
This seminar was organized by the The Korean Association of the Cold War Studies, and over 50 people were in attendance, including Director of IFES Kwan-Sei Lee, Professor Won-Dam Paik of Sungkonghoe University, Professor Jong Dae Shin of the University of North Korean Studies, Professor Kyung Deok Roh of Ewha Woman’s University, Professor Young Joo Lee of UNIST, Professor Young Hoon Song of Kangwon National University, Senior Curator at the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History Seong-Jun Kim, and Professor Yong Choi of the Korea Military Academy.
 
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