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MHR Students Association presents: A Conversation with North Korean Refugees

January 28, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Remote via video conferencing
Master of Human Rights Students Association
MHR Students Association presents: A Conversation with North Korean Refugees @ Remote via video conferencing
A Conversation with North Korean Refugees

The Master of Human Rights Student Association is hosting a virtual panel event with three North Korean refugees living in Seoul, South Korea. In the interest of furthering our understanding of the diverse experiences of human rights violations, the refugees will share a brief prepared story about their life in North Korea and how they were able to leave. The refugees will also answer questions from the audience.

Dr. Sandra Fahy, Associate Professor at Sophia University and former Harvard Law Fellow will be the chair of the virtual event. Dr. Fahy will also give a keynote presentation on the topic of possibilities for reconciliation of the Korean Peninsula. Dr. Jeongmin Kim from the University of Manitoba’s Department of History will provide a historical account of relations between North and South Korea.

Teach North Korean Refugees (TNKR) is a non-profit organization that teaching English to North Korean refugees. If you choose to donate when registering for the event, all proceeds will go directly to the organization.

Event Sponsors

  • Faculty of Law 
  • Peace and Conflict Studies 
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Education 
  • Master of Human Rights 
  • Department of Sociology 
  • Department of History 
  • Department of English, Film, Theatre & Media 
  • Department of Anthropology 
  • Centre for Defence and Security Studies
  • MLSA 
  • Asian Studies Centre 
  • Centre for Human Rights Research 
Where: remote via video conferencing
When: Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 19:00 CST (Winnipeg)