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May 2, 2013 | By Carol J. Williams
A conference to promote peace between communist and capitalist adversaries might sound like an antiquated notion in the post-Cold War era. But in this 60 th anniversary year of the signing of the Korean War armistice, which suspended the fighting but never led to a peace treaty, tension has escalated to a frightening crescendo. In a bid to focus the world's attention on this unresolved crisis, Koreans from both sides of the U.S.-designated demilitarized zone will bring their stories of personal heartache to a three-day forum organized by the UCLA Center for Korean Studies.
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