2017 Korea-United States Journalists Exchange

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"Bridging the Gaps in Understanding between the United States and South Korea: The Future of the US-Korea Alliance"

When: Jul 16 2017 (All day) until Jul 24 2017 (All day)
Where: Korean Destinations: Seoul, Gwangju, and Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea; US Destinations: Washington, D.C. and Honolulu, Hawaii
What:

This 11th Exchange will explore US-Korea relations under new leadership in both countries. South Korea is set to elect a president on May 9 following the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. In travel to South Korea, six US journalists will visit Gwangju, center of the Democratic United Party, the opposition party that is leading in the polls. Gwangju was also home to the 1980 democratic uprising that led to hundreds of deaths. US journalists will get a close look at the increasingly complex security issues dealing with North Korea when they travel to the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) that divides North and South Korea. In Seoul Americans will meet on Korea’s cutting-edge information technology, social media and K-pop culture. Six Korean journalists will travel to Washington, D.C. and Honolulu for meetings on the Korea-US military alliance and the North Korea threat, bilateral trade and Korea-US relations under the Trump administration.

Following these study tours, all of the journalists will meet for a final dialogue at the East-West Center in Honolulu to report on their travel experiences and to exchange opinions on how media coverage of US-Korea issues can be improved.

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Primary Contact Info:
Name: Marilyn Li
Phone: 808-944-7727