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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


Souphatta Chanphengxay, MA 2014

Souphatta Chanphengxay, (MA, 2014) been working at the Department of International Relations at the Bank of the Lao, PDR, as a technical officer since her graduation from the International Studies MA program. Her main role is to assist the organization in the negotiation on Financial Services Liberalization Agreement under ASEAN Framework on Services Agreement, ASEAN Free Trade Agreement with ASEAN’s Trade Partner and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. Souphatta also supports the organization in the development of the banking sector commitment of Lao PDR under the World Trade


Immigrant Communities and the Public Charge Rule

Originally Published on by Sarah Horton, Whitney Duncan, and Kristin Yarris

Anthropologists must trace the ripple effects of fear that impede health service use.

One crisp January afternoon one of us (Sarah) sat in the living room of Guadalupe, an immigrant farmworker in California’s Central Valley, as she explained why she had refused to accept Emergency Medicaid to cover her children’s delivery. Quietly and calmly, as though she were describing an ordinary event, Guadalupe shared how she and her husband scraped together the funds each month—on a farmworking