Recently, Harvard Law School Prof. J. Mark Ramseyer has smeared and negated comfort women during WWII, labeling them as voluntarily employed "prostitutes" in his forthcoming paper called the "Contracting for Sex in the Pacific War." For truth to prevail, we believe that education and awareness are sorely needed at Harvard and the world at large.
For these reasons, the Harvard Undergraduate KORUM is hosting a panel discussion with experts. The discussion will be followed by the film screening of The Apology (2016), a documentary following the journeys of three former "comfort women" in South Korea, China, and the Phillippines.
The panel will feature Professor Todd Henry from UCSD, who is a specialist in modern Korea with a focus on the period of Japanese rule and its postcolonial afterlives. Phyllis Kim, the Executive Director of Comfort Women Action for Redress & Education (CARE), will also be joining us.