March 23, 2023
Hyang Eun Kim, Ph.D (University of Minnesota photo)
Hyang Eun Kim, Ph.D (University of Minnesota photo)

MINNEAPOLIS — Hyang Eun Kim, Ph.D., of the Department of Social Welfare at Kosin University, South Korea, will speak on “Promoting Social Inclusion and Wellbeing of North Korean Refugees in South Korea” on Friday, July 15, 2016 from 12:10 to 1:15 p,m. (CST) at Moos Tower 2-690, of the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 515 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 . There will be pizza starting at 11:50 a.m. The event will also be webcast online (Webcast link).

Refugees from North Korea across different age bands, including students, face many challenges, including stigma, in the context of integration and improving mental and physical well-being within a competitive society  including South Korea.  This presentation will explore these challenges and an initiative to address this need.

Hyang Eun Kim is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Welfare at Kosin University in Busan, South Korea. She holds a Ph.D. in Human Development from Korea University and was a 2010-11 Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Psychology, sponsored by Dr. Rich Lee. She is a Board and Executive Committee Member of the Busan YWCA North Korean Refugee Support Center and an Adviser of Adoptive Families in Busan and Kyungnam Province. Long known for her work on international adoption, her current research focus is on North Korean refugees in South Korea.

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