We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience but this event has been cancelled to adhere to UNC’s policies regarding COVID-19.
To honor the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, the Carolina Asia Center is proud to present a collaborative event with the Council of Korean Americans
on Saturday, March 28th from 4:00PM-8:10PM. The event will kick off with our keynote speaker Scott A. Snyder
, a senior fellow for Korean studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. It will followed by a reception and a screening of Jeronimo
(2019), a documentary examining the Korean diaspora in Cuba, and Q&A with director Joseph Juhn.
About the Documentary
- 4:00PM-5:00PM: Keynote speaker – Scott A. Snyder
- 5:00PM-6:00PM: Reception
- 6:00PM-7:40PM: Jeronimo screening
- 7:40PM-8:10PM: Q&A with director Joseph Juhn
Born to Korean immigrant parents freed from indentured servitude in early twentieth century Mexico, Jerónimo Lim Kim joins the Cuban Revolution with his law school classmate Fidel Castro and becomes an accomplished government official in the Castro regime, until he rediscovers his ethnic roots and dedicates his later life to reconstructing his Korean Cuban identity. After Jerónimo’s death, younger Korean Cubans recognize his legacy, but it is not until they are presented with the opportunity to visit South Korea that questions about their mixed identity resurface.
Scott A. Snyder
is senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). His program examines South Korea’s efforts to contribute on the international stage; its potential influence and contributions as a middle power in East Asia; and the peninsular, regional, and global implications of North Korean instability. Mr. Snyder is the author of South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers
(January 2018) and coauthor of The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash: East Asian Security and the United States
(May 2015) with Brad Glosserman.
is the director and producer of Jeronimo
, Prior to working on this independent documentary full-time, Joseph was an in-house counsel at the Manhattan-based South Korean government agency (KOTRA) where he advised Korean companies and entrepreneurs on US intellectual property and corporate law. Passionate about causes pertinent to the Korean-American community, Joseph also serves on the steering committee of KSE (Korean Startups & Entrepreneurs), a non-profit with an aim to empower entrepreneurs of Korean descent in New York.
The Council of Korean Americans (CKA) is a national nonprofit organization. Its mission is to advance the national voice and influence of the Korean American community through collaboration and leadership development.