Within one week, I spoke at Harvard University and Korea University. At yesterday's talk at Korea University, I was joined by Cherie Yang. I outlined the main part of Teach North Korean Refugees and Cherie Yang discussed feedback she has heard from refugees in the project. We have now spoken together about 10 times, and I think yesterday was the smoothest.
Thanks to Lee Ji Hyun Lee, who kindly guided me to the conference yesterday and paid special attention to me to make sure I didn't have any problems.
I also got to meet my new intern! Christine Kim arrived when I was in the USA. And Clare JH Yun, volunteer translator of TNKR, also joined. Clare rescued me when I was trying to do about 5 different things at the same time.
Yesterday's conference was fantastic for so many reasons, I absolutely enjoyed it. Now that my mini-speaking tour is over, I can get back to work.
After the conference, we went out to dinner, had a great time there, too. One South Korean professor who was at the event said she was so inspired by my speech that she will be making a donation to TNKR. Of course, I got the usual questions about why I am doing this, how I got into it, what motivated me to start (and stay) with it.