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Yoonjeong You

Former Korea Foundation Junior Scholar


    February 6, 2017 — July 28, 2017

    Professional affiliation

    M.A. Candidate in International Development and Cooperation, Graduate School of International Studies of Korea University

    Wilson Center Projects

    “Are North Korean Defectors ‘Real’ Refugees? ‘Persecution’ under the Three Kims’ Regimes”

    Full Biography

    Yoonjeong You is a junior scholar of the Wilson center. Her research project is "Are North Korean Defectors ‘Real’ Refugees?: Focusing on “Persecution” under the Three Kims’ Regimes." Her specific interests lie on refugee and human rights issues of North Korea and the Middle East, and she recently published a paper about the Jordanian refugee policy. Before joining the center, You worked as a research assistant at human rights institutes, such as SSK Human Rights Center and Asia Democracy Network, and did internships at refugee-related NGOs, such as APIL and Human Asia. You graduated from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, majoring in Arabic and International Studies. She is currently a M.A. student of the Department of International Development and Cooperation at Korea University, Republic of Korea. Her dissertation is going to be about environmental refugees.

    Major Publications

    "Once Resolved, Stay Resolved? The Refugee Policy of Jordan toward Palestinian Refugees"