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Anti-Militarism Across the Pacific: Korean Villagers Struggle Against THAAD

Cosponsored by the NYU Department of History, NYU Department of East Asian Studies, and Asian/Pacific/American Institute of NYU.

In the midst of political upheaval in South Korea, North Korea’s nuclear program, and uncertainty about Trump’s policy in Northeast Asia, citizens in South Korea have been rallying and holding candlelight vigils for the past 8 months against the installation of a US missile defense system (THAAD). The US and South Korea claim THAAD is necessary to defend against North Korean ballistic missiles but locals fear its environmental effects, claim its real target is China, and believe it makes them ground zero for counterattacks. Why is this happening? What is THAAD?

Learn about this struggle from Ms. Sounghey Kim, a leader in the citizen’s resistance leadership, and other speakers on the broader global context that underlies this latest conflict.

Ms. Sounghey Kim, Co-chair of the Seongju Residents Committee
to Stop THAAD
Professor Monica Kim, Assistant Professor, NYU Department of History
Betsy Yoon, Task Force to Stop THAAD in Korea and
Militarism in Asian and the Pacific

This National Tour is sponsored by Task Force to Stop THAAD in Korea and Militarism in Asian and the Pacific, with support from Korea
Policy Institute, Channing and Popai Liem Education Foundation, and Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space.

Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
Venue: NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center
53 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012 United States
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