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Former INTL Student Worker, DaHyun Kim Works with Young Defectors from North Korea

originally published as Duck Grad Rises Above Adversity to Help Others Do the Same on “Around the O” on July 30, 2018 by Chakris Kussalanant, University Communications

On a sunny summer day in Seoul, DaHyun Kim is going over paperwork and preparing for her only clients of the day — a group of young defectors from North Korea.

The recent UO grad will be their guide, bringing them to the United States, and training them for three months to assimilate into a new life. The process is part of her work with nonprofit Liberty in North Korea, an organization that helps refugees


Nicky Ulrich, M.A., 2018

Nicky Ulrich graduated in spring 2018 with a concurrent Master of Arts degree in Non-Profit Management and International Studies.  Her thesis “Community Cultivators: Community Gardens and Refugees in Portland, Oregon speaks to her commitment to collaborative food systems.  After graduation, she wasted no time heading to her new home in North Carolina. Here’s what Nicky has been doing since commencement:

“Directly after graduation, I accepted a position with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina as the Agriculture Resources Coordinator. Food Bank CENC cover 34 of the 100


Professor Anita Weiss interviewed on France 24 TV

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Weiss said, “He really has the military behind him; he is the candidate the military really wanted. But on the other hand, his speech was so conciliatory, especially towards India…well, if he’s talking about India, he’s saying, ‘We really have to resolve the issue of Kashmir.’ And the entire subcontinent would be much better