Lecture at the Multicultural High School Dasom in Jaecheon

I had the honor of delivering a talk at Dasom High School in Jaecheon Korea on November 3, 2014.  The talk related myexperiences working in Korea to a group of students for whom many have a non-Korean mother and a Korean father (although Korean students and other foreign students were also included in the audience). Dasom High School was opened several years ago by the government as part of an effort to increase opportunities for multicultural students (which in Korean means those with one parent Korean and one parent non-Korean) in society.

The talk focused on Korea’s tremendous appeal and potential as a multicultural society. I wanted to suggest that those with mixed parentage may well go on to play a central role in Korean society as it evolves in the years to come.

I was deeply impressed by the sincerity of the students and their honest desire to learn and grow. I do hope many will join the Asia Institute.

Emanuel speaks to students at Dasom High School about Korea's tremendous potential as a multi-cultural society. The discussion with the students was an inspiring opporunity to discuss how those from other countries and those with mothers (or fathers) from other nations could play an increasingly important role in the nation.

Emanuel speaks to students at Dasom High School about Korea’s tremendous potential as a multi-cultural society. The discussion with the students was an inspiring opportunity to discuss how those from other countries and those with mothers (or fathers) from other nations could play an increasingly important role in the nation.

 

Several of the teachers at Dasom High School watching from the rear.

Several of the teachers at Dasom High School watching from the rear.

 

Emanuel most enjoyed the direct discussions with the students.

Emanuel most enjoyed the direct discussions with the students.

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