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Album Title: Mulmangcho Summer Camp 2016
Date: July 21, 2016
Location: South Korea
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On Thursday, July 21, HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu gave a Korean language lecture to a group of eighty college and graduate students, at a camp site northwest of Seoul, just a couple of miles from the DMZ. About half of the members were North Korean escapees, while the others were South Korean-born students and Korean Americans. The students were participating in a summer camp organized by Mulmangcho, the NGO led by Professor and former National Assemblywoman Park Sun-young. During the camp, students walked for several dozen kilometers a day along the DMZ, being brought back every evening by bus and then taken the following morning to walk along a different segment of the DMZ. The lecture by Executive Director Scarlatoiu focused on the North Korean regime, human rights and international efforts to address it as well as parallels between Eastern Europe during the Cold War and North Korea. The students engaged in a lively Q&A, asking numerous questions about the subject matter and also about Scarlatoiu's personal story. This made the five hour roundtrip commute surely worthwhile!
 
Scarlatoiu's lecture was followed, on the following day, by a lecture given to the same group by ROK Minister of Defense Han Min-goo.

 

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