[KS] Fulbright Forum: South Korea's Multicultural Project with Daisy Kim - March 16th - 7pm

Executive Assistant executive.assistant at fulbright.or.kr
Wed Mar 7 21:22:28 EST 2012

Fulbright Forum presents:

*Understanding South Korea's Multicultural Project**
by Daisy Kim
*7:00pm* on *Friday, March 16th, 2012*

RSVP by Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

The Korean-American Educational Commission warmly welcomes you to our
second Fulbright Forum of the 2011-2012 program year with 2011 Junior
Researcher Daisy Kim.

Open to all, the Fulbright Forum serves as a periodic gathering for the
Fulbright family at large, including past and present grantees and friends
of the Commission. To R.S.V.P., please *CLICK
complete the registration form. You may also R.S.V.P. via e-mail to
McFadden (executive.assistant at fulbright.or.kr). Regrets need not reply.

This Forum will be held at *7:00 P.M*. sharp on Friday, March 16th on the
6th floor of KAEC's Mapo-gu building. Following the presentation, a light
reception will be held. Please visit the KAEC website for maps and
directions (http://www.fulbright.or.kr/xe/map).

To respect both the audience and presenters, guests are asked to please mute
or turn off all cell phones before entering.

This presentation outlines Daisy's dissertation project, which analyzes
South Korea's response to growing ethnic/racial, class, cultural, and
religious diversity through the influx of migrant workers and marriage
migrants, mostly from South and Southeast Asia.  Korea historically was
regarded as one of the most ethnically homogeneous societies in the world.  In
the past several years, however, there has been a path-breaking and
deliberate decision by policymakers to fashion Korea into a 'multicultural
society' (*damunhwa sahoe*).  Henceforth, policies regarding the regulation
and social integration of a broad and diverse category of migrants have
been implemented. At the centerpiece of what Daisy calls Korea's
'multicultural project,' are marriage migrants (*kyeolhon iju yeoseong*)
and multicultural families (*damunhwa gajeong*), who have arguably received
the most visible support of the government and society. Why has such a path
toward immigration and immigrant integration been pursued?

Daisy Kim is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Political
Science at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. As a Fulbright
Junior Researcher, she is conducting dissertation research on the
relationship between immigration and state-society relations in South
Korea.  She has interned at the US Embassy in Seoul in 2006 and at the
Korea Migrant Women's Center in 2010.  She holds a MA in East Asian Studies
from Stanford University and a BA in Political Economy from Georgetown

James McFadden
Executive Assistant
Korean-American Educational Commission

Fulbright Building
168-15 Yomni-dong, Mapo-gu
Seoul 121-874

Office: 02-3275-4004
Fax: 02-3275-4028
Mobile: 010-4068-1997
Web: http://forum.fulbright.or.kr, www.fulbright.or.kr
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