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Nam Center Undergraduate Fellows Lecture | Social Changes You See When Working in North Korea

Nam Center Undergraduate Fellows Lecture | Social Changes You See When Working in North Korea

Andray Abrahamian, Associate Director of Research at Choson Exchange

Co-sponsored by the Center for Social Impact.

This talk will describe what it is like to set up a non-profit that works in the DPRK, North Korea. It will also discuss the kinds of social and economic changes that were and are visible in the process of running Choson Exchange, a non-profit that provides training for North Koreans in Economics, Entrepreneurship and Urban Planning. In a more market economic system, with more outside information reaching North Koreans, what are the prospects for further change in that society? And how should that impact the way the United States, South Korea and other countries think about their North Korea policies?

Andray Abrahamian is Associate Director of Research at Choson Exchange, a non-profit that provides training for DPR Koreans in Economics, Entrepreneurship and Urban Planning. He was Executive Director of Choson Exchange from 2012 to 2016. He has been a lecturer at the University of Yangon and Ulsan University, teaching classes on East Asian Development Models and East Asian International Relations. He is currently Chief Analyst at Exera, a risk management company focused exclusively on Myanmar, an Honorary Fellow at Macquarie University, Sydney and a member of the National Committee on North Korea.

 

When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 5:30-6:30 PM
Where: Henderson Room, Third Floor Michigan League

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