Sung Woo Hong '13 examines political prisoner camps of North Korea
Student presentation kicks off 2012-2013 CAMD Scholar Program
September 26, 2012
--Phillips Academy's Office of Community and Multicultural Development (CAMD) kicks off its 2012-2013 Scholar Presentations this Friday with "North Korean Political Prisoner Camps: An Examination of Politics and Human Rights," by Sung Woo Hong '13. Based on secondary sources and qualitative interviews of former political prisoners and human rights experts, Hong will assess the scope and forms of human rights violations in the camps and offers policy recommendations for an appropriate response by the international community.
Hong's presentation will include a panel of experts who will discuss the function of these camps, what role China plays, and ways the international community can respond. The event will take place on Friday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m., in Kemper Auditorium, which is located on Chapel Avenue on the campus of Phillips Academy. This event is free and open to the public. Dessert will be served.
Susanne Torabi, International Student Coordinator, serves as faculty advisor for this research project, which is the first of four CAMD presentations this academic year. Times and locations of the following presentations will be announced at a later date:
- Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 — Nikita Singareddy '13 — Barbara Landis Chase CAMD Scholar: “The Perversion of the American Dream: Deconstructing Media Portrayals of Immigrant Sex Workers Through Their Own Voices." Carol Israel, Associate Director of Graham House Counseling Center and Instructor in Psychology
- Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 — Angela Leocata ’13: “The Effect of Socioeconomic Class on the Educational Process” Faculty advisor: Lou Bernieri, Instructor in English and Director of Andover Bread Loaf
- Monday, January 21, 2013 — Lazola Nyamakazi ’13: “What Happened to the Rainbow Nation: Xenophobia in South Africa” Faculty advisor: Temba Maqubela, Dean of Faculty and Instructor in Chemistry