Colombia in the Korean War: 70 years of history

Thursday 15 October 2020, 16:00 to 17:15

About the seminar

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Korean War and within the framework of the research project “Exploring Trade Cooperation between South Korea and the Pacific Alliance”, the panel will address contextual elements about the Korean War. It will emphasise the participation of the Colombia Battalion; the implications of this in Colombian military policy; the perspectives of Colombian war veterans; and how this historical milestone is crucial to understanding the past and the future of the relationships between South Korea and, not only Colombia, but also other Latin American countries.

The seminar is co-organised by KF-VUB Korea Chair and Universidad de los Andes. It is supported by the Korea Foundation.
Please note that the seminar is in Spanish. View the event video here.