Colloquium: A Look Inside North Korea

photo: North Korea mass formationMichelle Mope Ander­s­son will present a talk titled “An Exis­ten­tial Look Inside North Korea” in the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies fall 2014 col­lo­qui­um series on Thurs­day, Decem­ber 4.

Ander­s­son served recent­ly as a well­ness and stress coun­selor for the Unit­ed Nations Devel­op­ment Pro­gram in P’yŏngyang while her hus­band served as Sweden’s ambas­sador to the Demo­c­ra­t­ic People’s Repub­lic of Korea. She pro­vid­ed indi­vid­ual coun­sel­ing for crit­i­cal inci­dent stress cas­es among UN Staff, their depen­dents, and mem­bers of the diplo­mat­ic com­mu­ni­ty. She also advised and assist­ed the UN physi­cian in stress-man­age­ment pro­grams and advised the dis­trict office on stress-mit­i­gat­ing strate­gies, deci­sions, and activ­i­ties.

Ander­s­son is a grad­u­ate of Mills Col­lege (gov­ern­ment and eco­nom­ics); holds master’s degrees from Johns Hop­kins Uni­ver­si­ty (government–public pol­i­cy) and Loy­ola Uni­ver­si­ty Chicago/Fordham Uni­ver­si­ty (pas­toral care and coun­sel­ing); and has stud­ied the­ol­o­gy and art his­to­ry at Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty and music at the Music Acad­e­my of Esto­nia.

The col­lo­qui­um will take place in the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies audi­to­ri­um from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies is locat­ed at 1881 East-West Road on the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i Mānoa cam­pus. Cen­ter events are free and open to all. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, includ­ing infor­ma­tion on access for the hand­i­capped, tele­phone (808) 956‑7041. Pre­sen­ta­tion of this col­lo­qui­um is sup­port­ed by the Doo Wook and Helen Nahm Choy Fund.