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John Oh Memorial Lecture
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 4:00 p.m.
Vincent P. Walter Jr. Boardroom, Curley Hall,
The Catholic University of America
Washington, D.C.


John Oh Memorial Lecture

Defectors, Immigrants, and Democracy in Korea

Featured Presenter: Dr. Katharine H.S. Moon

Vincent P. Walter Jr. Boardroom, Curley Hall,
The Catholic University of America
Oct. 13, 2016, 4:00 p.m.

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South Korean society is in the throes of demographic and socio-political change, which will challenge the adaptability and resilience of its young democracy. The growing influx of immigrants into South Korea creates a unique opportunity for Korean society to deepen the meaning and practice of democracy through the social and political integration of these “New Koreans.”

KmoonKatharine (Kathy) H.S. Moon is nonresident senior fellow and was previously the inaugural holder of the SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies in the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at The Brookings Institution. She is also a professor of Political Science and Wasserman Chair of Asian Studies at Wellesley College. Dr. Moon is the author of Protesting America: Democracy and the U.S.-Korea Alliance as well as Sex Among Allies: Military Prostitution in U.S.-Korea Relations. She also served in the Office of the Senior Coordinator for Women’s Issues in the U.S. Department of State. Her research encompasses the U.S.-Korea alliance, East Asian politics, inter-Korean relations, socio-political changes in North Korea, and the role of Korean-Americans in U.S. foreign policy.


A light reception will be held immediately following the lecture

Sponsored by The Catholic University of America Department of Politics in collaboration with the Asian Studies Program, Center for International Social Development, and the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies.

The John Oh Memorial Lecture was established with generous support from the Oh family in honor of Dr. John K.C. Oh, vice president of the Catholic University of America (1985-1989) and the Banigan Scholar Emeritus Professor in the Department of Politics.

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