Human Rights and Transnational Democratization in South Korea
The 1970s witnessed an upsurge in global human rights activism by two very different international organizations: Amnesty International, a secular advocacy group and the World Council of Churches. Both groups had established a presence in South Korea by the mid-1970s. Yet, little attention has been paid to interactions between these international organizations and local pro-democracy actors in South Korea. This talk explores how these interactions allowed local actors to transform their democratic struggles into global human rights issues in the 1970s.
This lunchtime lecture program features Prof. Ingu Hwang, who serves as the Korea Foundation Visiting Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Boston College through a 5-year, $2-million grant from the foundation, a South Korean government entity that promotes Korean culture internationally. Previously, he spent two years as a post-doctoral lecturer at the University of Chicago’s Pozen Center for Human Rights. Hwang received his PhD from the University of Chicago.
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Sponsored by the International Studies Program.
Friday, November 17 at 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Stokes Hall, South, Room S376
Boston College, 59-107 College Road, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA