Cultures and Politics of Korean Peninsula Explored at Pasadena Senior Center

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-In speaking during a press conference in May 2017. – Courtesy photo / Janne Wittoeck (CC BY 2.0)

Tom Plate, clinical professor and distinguished scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies at Loyola Marymount University, will discuss Korean Peninsula cultures and politics Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St.

The free presentation, open to members and non-members of the Pasadena Senior Center, will be the final event in the fall term of The Masters Series, which embraces and promotes lifelong learning.

Plate is the founder of the Asia Pacific Media Center at Loyola Marymount University and the Asia Pacific Arts Center at USC. He is a columnist whose writings on Asia appear in newspapers throughout that continent and the Middle East. His best-selling “Giants of Asia” book series features transcribed conversations with prime ministers of South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

There will be a question-and-answer period following Plate’s presentation.

For more information or to be placed on the mailing list for the winter term of The Masters Series, email or call (626) 685-6756.

For more information about the programs and services of the Pasadena Senior Center, visit

November 12, 2018

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