Frequently characterized as one of the world's "most secretive countries", North Korea exercises tight control over representations of its society and government. In her workshop talk, Professor Angie Heo will focus on one recent case of an Evangelical missionary detained in North Korea on charges of espionage, i.e. obtaining and disseminating information on behalf of foreign bodies. By engaging the nexus of religion and political economy, she will further explore how missionary activity in the form of humanitarian aid unfolds under harrowing conditions of Cold War militarization and international sanctions.
This workshop will take the format of a presentation followed by a discussion. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP. Due to space restrictions, our workshops have a maximum attendance of 40. Registered guests will be seated first.