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2024 Symposium Panelists

Keynote Address

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Dawn Alexandrea Berry
Supervisory Research Analyst, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

Dr. Berry is the Supervisory Research Analyst for the Korean War at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in Hawai’i. A historian of U.S. diplomatic and international history, she completed her DPhil at the University of Oxford and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University. She has written about US security efforts in the Arctic and Antarctic regions.



Political/Diplomatic Panel

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Gregg A. Brazinsky
Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University

A historian of US-East Asian relations and East Asian international history, Dr. Brazinsky is the author of two books: Winning the Third World (2017), which focuses on Sino-American rivalry and Nation Building in South Korea (2007), which explores US-South Korean relations during the Cold War. Currently, he is working on two other book projects, one on American nation-building in Asia during the Cold War and another on Sino-North Korean relations between 1949 and 1992. 
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Steven Casey
Professor of International History, London School of Economics and Political Science

An award-winning expert on US foreign policy, Dr. Casey has written widely about American attitudes about war. His books include Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion, 1950-1953 (2008), and When Soldiers Fall: How Americans have Debated Combat Casualties, from World War I to the War on Terror (2014), as well as two additional books about US war correspondents during World War II. 
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Bruce Cumings
Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History and the College, University of Chicago

Dr. Cumings is a noted historian of modern Korean history, twentieth-century international history, US-East Asian relations, East Asian political economy, and American foreign relations. He is the author of the two-volume The Origins of the Korean War (1981 and 1992) and the editor of the modern volume of the Cambridge History of Korea (forthcoming). He also served as the principal historical consultant for the Thames Television/PBS 6-hour documentary, Korea: The Unknown War
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 Mary L. Dudziak
Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Emory University

A leading scholar of legal history and the United States and the World, Professor Dudziak is the author of War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences (2012); Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall’s African Journey (2008); and Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy (2000). Her next book, Going to War: An American History, is under contract with Oxford University Press. 



Experiences Panel

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Tarak Barkawi
Professor of International Relations, Johns Hopkins University

An interdisciplinary scholar of war and society in world politics, Dr. Barkawi specializes in armed conflict and military relations between the West and non-European world in historical and contemporary perspective. His last book was Soldiers of Empire (2017), about the Indian Army in the war against Japan. Currently, he is working on veterans' history writing and the American experience in the Korean War. 
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 David P. Cline
Professor of History, San Diego State University

A specialist in 20th and 21st century US social movements, oral history, the digital humanities, and public history, Dr. Cline is the Founding Director of the SDSU Center for Public and Oral History. He was a Lead Interviewer and Research Scholar for the Civil Rights History Project of the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. His most recent book is Twice Forgotten: African Americans in the Korean War, An Oral History (2022).
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 Suzy Kim
Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures, Rutgers University

Dr. Kim is a historian and author of the prize-winning book, Everyday Life in the North Korean Revolution, 1945-1950 (2013) as well as Among Women across Worlds: North Korea in the Global Cold War (2023), which was completed with the support of the Fulbright Program and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is senior editor of the journal positions: asia critique and serves on the editorial boards of several other scholarly journals.
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John C. McManus
Curators' Distinguished Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology

The author of fifteen books and the host of two podcasts, Dr. McManus has written widely about the US military history experience from World War II through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. His work on the Korean War includes The 7th Infantry: Combat in an Age of Terror, Korea through the Present (2008). His current project is a three-volume history of the U.S. Army in the Pacific/Asia theater during World War II.



Cost/Legacies Panel

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 Frank Aum
U.S. Institute of Peace

Senior expert on Northeast Asia at the U.S. Institute of Peace and a recipient of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service, Aum focuses on ways to strengthen diplomacy to reduce tensions and enhance peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula. He has served as special counsel to the Army General Counsel at the Department of Defense, special assistant to the assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, and senior advisor on North Korea in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
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Meghan Fitzpatrick
Adjunct Professor of War Studies, Royal Military College of Canada

Dr. Fitzpatrick is a Defence Analyst, and an Adjunct Professor of War Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada. An expert on military mental health and resilience, she is the author of Invisible Scars: Mental Trauma in the Korean War (2017). Her work has also appeared in the journals Social History of Medicine and War & Society.  
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Nan Kim
Associate Professor of History, Universty of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

A scholar of Korea, the Korean War, families, memory, and the environment, Dr. Kim has written extensively about the wide-ranging repercussions of the Korean War. She is the author of Memory, Reconciliation, and Reunions in South Korea: Crossing the Divide (2016), along with chapters and article in several collections and journals. She directs the public history program at UW-Milwaukee, and she is an Editorial Board Member for the journal Critical Asian Studies.
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Brian Linn
Ralph R. Thomas Professor in Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University

A prolific historian of 20th century US military history, past president of the Society for Military History, and a recipient of numerous international and national awards, Dr. Linn is the author of six books on the US military in the twentieth century, including The Echo of Battle (2007) and Elvis’s Army (2016). His most recent book is Real Soldiering: The US Army in the Aftermath of War, 1815-1980 (2023).