Creating Connections Beyond Differences: Fulbright and the North Korean Defector Community
In celebration of the worldwide Fulbright Program’s 75th anniversary, Fulbright Korea is pleased to host a webinar exploring the impact of the Fulbright Program among members and friends of the North Korean Defector (NKD) community.
This event will bring together a panel of current and former Fulbright NKD grantees who have pursued their studies in the U.S., as well as a panel of current and former U.S. grantees who have worked with the NKD community in Korea during their Fulbright experience. Panel discussions will be accompanied by a brief introduction to Fulbright Korea’s history and efforts toward creating connections between different cultures.
July 27th in Korea (July 26th in the U.S.) represents the end of the Korean War as it was on this date in 1953 that military representatives signed an agreement “…in the interest of stopping the Korean conflict, with its great toil of suffering and bloodshed on both sides, and with the objective of establishing an armistice which will insure a complete cessation of hostilities and of all acts of armed force in Korea until a final peaceful settlement is achieved….” Thanks to the armistice agreement, the South and the North have been able to maintain peace on the Korean peninsula.
By creating connections beyond differences, the Fulbright Program seeks to continue the pursuit of peace as it supports understanding and collaboration with members and friends of the NKD community.
Date & Time
Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 – 9:00-10:30 AM (KST)
Monday, July 26th, 2021 – 8:00-9:30 PM (EDT)
The event will be in English and streamed through Zoom. Please register for the webinar here.