From 1966 through 1981, the Peace Corps sent more than two thousand volunteers to South Korea, to teach English and provide healthcare. In the recently published Peace Corps Volunteers and the Making of Korean Studies in the United States (University of Washington Press), returned Peace Corps volunteers and their colleagues share what it was like to live and work in South Korea during that time.
Please join KEI, the University of Washington Center for Korean Studies, Indiana University Institute for Korean Studies, The Friends of Korea, and the contributing authors for a panel discussion as we remember the authoritarian state, the drive for economic development, rapid urbanization, and a country that was just beginning to find itself following the aftermath of the Korean War. We will also learn what it was like to deal with the Peace Corps as an institution, study a new language, come to understand a people, and make lifelong friends.
This event will be livestreamed on Zoom with an interactive Q&A session. Please RSVP to receive the webinar link. When you register for the event, you will receive a special 30% discount code to purchase the book at the University of Washington Press website.