▲ Five candidates speaking up in the presidential debate. Photographed by Kim Jeong Ho.
On September 4, the Political Science and International Relations (PSIR) Department’s 49th Mock Assembly was held at the Inchon Memorial Hall. Three sophomore assistant administrators and 26 freshman members presented the academic play on the topic of “Development of Party Politics and Civil Initiative Constitutional Amendment.”
Park Se Won (’15, PSIR), the President of PSIR Student Council, expressed in opening remarks, “The 49th Regular Assembly of the Republic of Anam made various attempts. Not only reflecting the impeachment of Park Geun-hye and this year’s rose-election, the play also tried to convey messages on how Korean politics should pave the way for reform.”
During the play, various satires were made on current Korean politics. The first part of the play critically depicted Korea’s social and political situation of last year, such as the impeachment and the disharmonic nature of parties. The second part illustrated a more serious political scene, specifically focusing on the issue of constitutional amendment. With one-semester efforts of the actors, the assembly suggested unique solutions for the Korean politics in their own perspectives as university students.