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Grassroots movement Liberty in North Korea presents special Global Leadership Program colloquium

LiNK representatives Brian Davis, Yoona Hong, and Bernadette Asuelime (sitting, left to right) with the colloquium attendees

On March 19, 2014, the Global Leadership Program (GLP) hosted a special elective colloquium presented by representatives from Liberty in North Korea (LiNK), a grassroots activist movement dedicated to rescuing and resettling refugees from North Korea and empowering those still living there to fight for their freedom. The colloquium was well-attended by GLP members as well as UNCG faculty and staff, including Dr. James Anderson (Associate Professor, Department of History), Dr. Roberto Campo (GLP Steering Committee Chair, Director of International and Global Studies), and Steve Flynn (Coordinator of Learning Enhancements, Fellowships, and Scholarships).

The colloquium was presented by Bernadette Asuelime, Brian Davis, and Yoona Hong. The trio, who are called the Southeast Nomads, are one of five teams of LiNK interns or “nomads” traveling across the US and Canada giving presentations to help spread the word about their organization, the hardships the North Korean people face, and what others can do to help. Their presentation for the GLP included a brief look at North Korea’s history, a video testimony from a North Korean man who escaped one of the country’s prison camps, an overview of LiNK’s goals and initiatives, and a Q&A discussion.

Following the GLP colloquium, the Southeast Nomads gave a second presentation open to all UNCG students, faculty, and staff at the Bryan School of Business and Economics.

To learn more about Liberty in North Korea, please visit their website at www.libertyinnorthkorea.org.

Interested in joining the Global Leadership Program? Please contact the GLP coordinator at glp@uncg.edu for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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