Session 6:
The Role of Academicians in Bringing Peace to the Korean Peninsula

Thursday, Feb. 3: 9:00-10:10 AM EST

Explore paradigms of social and cultural history that potentially support the reunification of the Korean people on the Peninsula. Components include economic structure, natural environment, family needs, personal identity and ethical values. In light of the tendency to demonize the DPRK as unreconstructable on every level and leave it at that, thoughtful observers are invited to propose regenerative alternatives for a permanent resolution.

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Moderator: Mr. Robert Duffy, Secretary General, UPF Canada


  • Russia: Dr. Felix Kim, President of the International Union of Public Organizations of Koreans for Promoting the Peaceful Unification of Korea (Moscow); Surgeon
  • U.S.A.: Dr. Alexandre Mansourov, Adjunct Professor of Security Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, DC


  • Canada: Dr. Okkyung Pak, former Professor of Social Anthropology, Concordia University, Montreal; lecturer at Jeju National University, Korea
  • U.S.A.: Dr. Joseph Terwilliger, Professor of Neurobiology, Columbia University