Meet Ji Seong-Ho, North Korean Defector & Human Rights Advocate

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The Institute for Global Studies will welcome Ji Seong-ho, the North Korean defector recognized by President Trump during his State of the Union Address. Ji Seong-ho entered the world stage in 2006, when he and his brother made a daring trip across the Tumen River to escape from their home country of North Korea. Prior to his arrival to South Korea, Seong-ho lost his left leg and arm in a train accident while he and his family collected coal to barter for food. Seong-ho made it through the operation without anesthesia or a blood transfusion, and leaned on his family to nurse him back to health. More than a decade later, Seong-ho has become perhaps the most well-known North Korean defector and a champion of human and disability rights.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Mitchell Hall
Mitchell Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA

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