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The North Korean Refugee Experience with Skidmore College Professor Joowon Park

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Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time
12:00 pm
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Saratoga Springs Public Library
49
Henry Street
City of Saratoga Springs
New York
H. Dutcher Community Room

Ever wondered what happens as North Koreans flee to South Korea: the challenges of the escape, the societal differences, and massive change? Join Dr. Joowon Park, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Skidmore College for a talk on this and more.

Over 30,000 North Korean refugees have resettled in South Korea to escape political and economic oppression. Dr. Joowon Park, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Skidmore College, will discuss migration challenges as well as the difficulties North Koreans experience trying to integrate into South Korean society. This talk will explore various contours of North Korean migration and resettlement. No registration required.