The Korean War National Museum, located in Springfield, IL, will be hosting the third installment of its 2014 Speaker Series on Saturday, June 28th at 2 pm. They will be welcoming Dr. Cecilia Cornell, Associate Professor of History and Director of Whitney M. Young Graduate Fellowship Program at University of Illinois Springfield. Dr. Cornell will discuss how the international context of the Cold War helped define the nature and course of the Korean War, as well as how the war in Korea transformed the Cold War. Dr. Cornell will delve into the larger international context with which the Korean War originated and was fought, with particular emphasis upon how the war changed US perceptions about the international order and heightened US Cold War commitments. Attendees will be able to meet Dr. Cornell, as well as ask questions on this topic. Attached is the press release about this event.
This is part of the museum’s continued effort to engage the public in learning more about the “forgotten war,” and these events are a great opportunity for your audience to gain a better understanding of a time in American history that is often overlooked.