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Korea Economic Institute of America Presents:

South Korea’s Migrant Policies and Democratic Challenges after the Candlelight Movement

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Event Date

October 17th 12:00pm - 12:00am EST

Event Description

South Korea is among the most rapidly aging societies in the world. Faced with this demographic shift and its corresponding economic challenges, the government in recent decades has framed immigration as a quick fix for both gaps in the labor market and the “bride shortage.” But, implementation has faced pushback, compelling people and the government to confront the ethnic and economic dimensions of Korea’s complex conception of citizenship.

South Korea is among the most rapidly aging societies in the world. Faced with this demographic shift and its corresponding economic challenges, the government in recent decades has framed immigration as a quick fix for both gaps in the labor market and the “bride shortage.” But, implementation has faced pushback, compelling people and the government to confront the ethnic and economic dimensions of Korea’s complex conception of citizenship.

Please join KEI for presentation by Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Darcie Draudt on South Korea’s migration policies, the ongoing challenges to greater migrant political inclusion, and how this brings into sharper relief the contours of democratic discourse after the country’s 2016-2017 Candlelight Movement.

Please join KEI for presentation by Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Darcie Draudt on South Korea’s migration policies, the ongoing challenges to greater migrant political inclusion, and how this brings into sharper relief the contours of democratic discourse after the country’s 2016-2017 Candlelight Movement.