Tuesday, June 24, 2014

UIS professor speaking at Korean War museum

The Korean War’s effect on the Cold War will be one of the issues discussed at an upcoming event at the Korean War National Museum in downtown Springfield.

Cecilia Cornell, associate professor of history and director of the Whitney M. Young Graduate Fellowship Program at the University of Illinois Springfield, is the featured speaker for the event. She will talk about how the international context of the Cold War helped define the nature and course of the Korean War and how the Korean War transformed the Cold War.

The event is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28 at the museum, which is located at 9 Old State Capitol Plaza. It’s the third installment in the museum’s 2014 speaker series.

Cornell was featured by The State Journal-Register on June 23, 2014.

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