Beyond the Conflict Zone
Organized by: Rebecca Lee
Korea Peninsula is the last place on earth where communism and democracy are in conflict. Instead of saving the starved people in N.K, not just North Korea but also South Korea are putting millions of dollars to buy weapons. However, South Korea, where has to play key role to help/initiate the talk to resolve the issue does not have enough manpower or expert to handle the issue professionally. It is my intention to be an conflict resolution expert. Previously, I had worked at Korean government facility specifically regarding Korean policy toward Israel and now will start my master degree in China with scholarship. China has close diplomatic relationship with North Korea and also I believe studying in China will increase my chances to encounter North Koreans. From 2015, I consistently involved in Christian community to support North Korean defectors in Gwangju, South Korea. But in order to be an conflict resolution expert, I wanted to have on-hand experience and education where there is real conflicts. While I was talking to many friends, I found there is great program in Israel where provide the conflict related courses. Israel is the perfect place to train myself and be educated because there is real conflict between Pakistan and Israel. My cause might seem very challenging and too far sighted but for me and also for South Koreans, North Korea is the place where our family and friend live. Resolving the conflicts is not just political issue. It is an issue to help our friends and family whom their basic rights are ignored and tortured mentally and physically by their 'great leader'. I received Israeli government scholarship to take course but I still need to buy flight ticket and extra money for living expense. $2000 is the money that will help me to pursue my dream to be a conflict resolution expert. As for the donators, I will update my status on my blog. Thank you for your support !