The lecture, titled “Korea, 1948–1954: Understanding the Unforgotten War,” is co-sponsored by the Center for Korean Studies, the UH Department of History, and the College of Arts and Humanities.
Allan Millett has been director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies and Stephen E. Ambrose Professor of History at the University of New Orleans since 2006. He is also Raymond E. Mason, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Military History at The Ohio State University, where he taught for thirty-seven years, and is the senior military advisor at The National World War II Museum.
Millett, a retired colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, is a specialist in the history of American military policy and twentieth-century wars and military institutions and the author of seven books.
In the past decade, Millett has become a specialist of international stature on the history of the Korean War. He began his work on the war as a Fulbright Distinguished Professor at the Korean National Defense University in 1991 and a fellow of the Korea Foundation in 1996. Among his writings are twenty-seven essays, articles, encyclopedia entries, and commentaries on the Korean War. He was instrumental in the Department of Defenseâ€™s revision of the American deaths (all causes) statistics in the war from 54,246 to 36,574.
In addition to his own original work, he served as an editorial consultant to the Republic of Korea Ministry of Defense for the revised and translated Korean official history, The Korean War, 3 vols. (1998–1999), for which he arranged an American edition (2000–2001). He also served as co-editor of Maoâ€™s Generals Remember Korea (2001) in collaboration with Yi Xiaoping and Yu Bin.
Millet’s most recent books are two volumes on the history of the Korean War. The first volume, The War for Korea, 1945–1950: A House Burning, was published by the University Press of Kansas in 2005. The second volume, The War for Korea, 1950–1951: They Came from the North, was published by Kansas in 2010.
Millett’s lecture is free of charge and open to all. Limited paid parking is available in a lot adjacent to the Center. For further information, telephone the Center for Korean Studies at (808) 956‑7041.