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Korean Adoption and Its Global Legacies: 70 Years and Beyond

When: Sunday, April 14, 2024
All day  

Where: Harris Hall, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Emily Mun   (847) 467-7114

Group: Asian American Studies Program

Co-Sponsor: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
One Book One Northwestern
Council for Race and Ethnic Studies
Group for OP homepage

Category: Academic


Korean Adoption and Its Global Legacies: 70 Years and Beyond is a two-day conference that reflects on the origin and legacies of the world’s largest transnational adoption program seventy years after its inception. Bringing together scholars, activists, adopted individuals, first families, journalists and filmmakers, it offers new perspectives that challenge and expand our understanding of adoption’s beginnings in the context of war and militarism, while exploring present-day consequences of South Korea’s industrialized adoption practices on adopted Koreans and their first families.

The event is co-sponsored by One Book, One Northwestern; Council for Race and Ethnicity Studies; N. W. Harris Lecture Fund; Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences; Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities; Buffett Institute for Global Affairs; Gender & Sexuality Studies Program; Program in Critical Theory; Department of Anthropology; Department of Sociology; Department of Political Science; Program in Comparative Literary Studies; Department of Asian Languages and Cultures; and Asian American Studies Program.

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