Great Decisions Hosts Conversation on “The Koreas”

The International Relations Team is happy to announce the fall kick-off for Great Decisions.  “The Koreas” will highlight the Great Decisions brown bag discussion program
when it resumes Monday, October 3, at Plymouth Congregational Church Choir Room;
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Guests are welcome.

The Koreas

At the end of World War II, Korea was divided in two. The northern half of the Korean peninsula was occupied by the Soviet Union, the southern by the U.S. The North remains underdeveloped, impoverished and ruled by a corrupt , authoritarian government, while the South advanced rapidly to become one of the most developed countries in the world.  With such a wide gap, some ask if unification is possible, even desirable, anymore.

To enhance our discussion, Shirley and Chuck Sanders will share some of their experiences they had when they lived in South Korea for six years. Chuck has a Ph.D. in biophysics and was a professor in nuclear engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Daejeon, Korea). Shirley holds a  B.S. in medical technology. She taught English as a Second Language in Korea. They currently live in Loveland.


Looking Ahead:

Future meetings this fall include:

  • Migration – Nov. 7
  • Climate Change – Dec. 5.

The International Relations Team will also begin pre-registration for the 2017 season. Topics for next year include: EU; Trade; Latin America and Nuclear Security among the 8 subjects selected by the Foreign Policy Association, supplier of our materials.

Contact Kay Easley (IR Team Leader) at for further information and briefing books.

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