A Discussion with Seth Berkman, Author of A Team of Their Own
While “Fire and Fury” was still fresh on people’s Twitter feed in January 2018, events at the 2018 Winter Olympics pushed South Korea, North Korea, and the United States towards a path of engagement. At the center of these developments, North and South Korean women came together to compete under a joint Korean ice hockey team. The compelling story of that first breakthrough during a time of uncertain diplomatcy garnered worldwide attention.
Journalist Seth Berkman spent a year chronicling the journey of these young woman and the political pressures facing the team as they gained international attention. He retells this unexpected encounter that catalyzed broader political developments in his new book A Team of Their Own: How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History. It is a story of teamwork, empowerment, and resilience - one that reminds us that real lives stand behind every conflict. Please join KEI and the Mansfield Foundation for a discussion with author Seth Berkman and Ambassador Kathleen Stephens.