The 164th Colloquium on Korean Studies Abroad was held in the second floor meeting room of AKS’s Culture Center at 1:00 pm on Monday, October 28, 2019. At the colloquium, Angela McClean, a PhD candidate from the University of California, San Diego, and recipient of the 2019 AKS Fellowship, presented research she has done while in Korea. The presentation was titled “Why Does South Korea Recognize so Few Asylum-seekers? From the Perspective of the Refugee Status Determination (RSD) Regime.”
During her time researching in Korea, Angela McClean (also known as Choi Yun-jeong) analyzed reasons why there are so few asylum-seekers in Korea. Her research focused on policies on determining the status of refugees and explained her research using several case studies and procedures. She argued her points while presenting and comparing related material. Many interested researchers and students participated in the colloquium.