Speaker:

Lisa Brady

The Korean War and its Environmental Legacy: The Green Ribbon of Hope

A narrow strip of wilderness, flanked by millions of armed soldiers, separates North and South Korea. That thin green line has in the past symbolized the prolonged tensions between the two nations, but today it represents the peninsula’s greatest hope for peace and reconciliation. Despite recent troubles, including North Korean threats to use nuclear weapons against South Korea, the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) seems to be an issue on which both Koreas can agree – its ecological and cultural significance should be preserved. In this presentation, Dr. Lisa Brady tells the story of the Korean War and its aftermath through the lens of environmental history and discusses the potential avenues Koreans north and south of the DMZ might take for a more prosperous and peaceful future.

Presentation length: 45 minutes, plus time for questions and discussion