Splash Biography

TAEBIN PARK, UCLA Political Science & French Major

Major: Political Science & French

College/Employer: UCLA

Year of Graduation: 2019

Picture of Taebin Park

Brief Biographical Sketch:

- Born in Korea, 1994
- Lived and attended schools in Singapore, Thailand, and India, and currently living in Brazil
- Accepted to UCLA in 2013, as a Political Science major
- Joined the Republic of Korea Army in 2015, served as rifleman, radioman, and a colonel's aide-de-camp
- Returned to UCLA in 2017, added French major

Past Classes

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H97: Does the Military Matter? Understanding History Through Warfare and Military Revolutions in Splash Spring 2019 (Apr. 20, 2019)
We've all heard of the "Agricultural Revolution", the "Industrial Revolution", and the "IT Revolution" - but who's ever heard of the "Military Revolution"? How have the military and warfare affected societal change? Or perhaps more fundamentally, does the military even matter anymore when modern warfare has become so distant from the everyday lives of civilians? As a former soldier and a student of politics, it has become a life goal of mine to teach about the intricate history and link between the civilian public and the military. If you love studying and talking about history, war, and politics, this class is the one for you. *The term "Military Revolution" does not imply a coup-d'etat **This class will use cinematic reenactments or real footage of warfare as part of its material

H144: The Heart of Darkness or Light? A New Africa in the Rising in Splash Spring 2019 (Apr. 20, 2019)
Here's a tip: If you want to do business, then look into Africa. Africa has long been overlooked as a desolate land of poverty, dictatorship, and war. But times have changed. It's only our perceptions and the media that have not. I wish to show you the new face of 21st Century Africa. The continent is now more healthy and more robust and ready to lift itself up - but for the money and business to flow, it needs the world to understand this.