Members of the Korean Studies faculty at Brigham Young University, along with church leaders and a music maestro, will participate in a "Spotlight on Korea" Wednesday, Dec. 5.
All activities, except the piano concert, will take place in the David M. Kennedy Center Conference Room (238 Clark Building).From 10 a.m. to noon, a panel of experts will deal with the "Reunification of North and South Korea: Impediments and Opportunities."
Participants are Honam Rhee, moderator; Michael Allen, history; Spencer Palmer, religion; Han Kon Kim, language; Scott Burnett, the North Korean perspective; and Mark Peterson, discussant.
Alan Covell, of Garden City, Calif., will discuss "Korean Shamanism and Folk Art" from 2 to 3 p.m.
From 5 to 6 p.m., Elder Douglas H. Smith of the Second Quorum of the Seventy of the LDS Church, and his wife, Barbara B. Smith, former general president of the Relief Society, will speak on "The LDS Church in Korea Today."
"Spotlight on Korea" will conclude with a piano concert featuring Kyung Un Rhee of the Juilliard School of Music in New York. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in 151 Tanner Building.