Peace Corps Korea 2023 Southern California Reunion

January 26, 2023 - January 26, 2023
Doheny Memorial Library

At this reunion event, the USC KOREAN HERITAGE LIBRARY is proud to invite Korea Peace Corps volunteers in Southern California to have an opportunity to hear about recent research in the field, record oral histories for the archive, and share their stories about the important work they accomplished.


10:00–10:30 a.m.
Registration (refreshments provided)

10:30–10:35 a.m.
Welcome: JOY KIM, USC Korean Heritage Library

10:35–10:50 a.m.
DR. NARAE SEO: “Korea–US Relations & Grassroots Exchange 1945– Present: Oral Data Collection and Research Project @ Academy of Korean Studies, 2019–2029”

10:50–11:30 a.m.
DR. NARAE SEO: “Current Research Trends of the Korea Peace Corps and Future Suggestions”

11:30 a.m.–12:00 noon

12:00 noon–12:10 p.m.
Group photo

12:10–1:30 p.m.
Lunch (provided)

1:30–5:30 p.m.
Reunion activities, organized by the program committee: SHERRI DAVIS K25, EDWARD HAUGH K25, NANCY MORRIN K19, and DAN STRICKLAND K18

1:30–2:00 p.m.

2:00–3:00 p.m.
NEIL LANDREVILLE, K13: “Sketches: Then and Now” with time for Q&A

3:00–3:15 p.m.
Break (refreshments provided)

3:15–3:30 p.m.
JOONHEE LEE: “Memories of Peace Corps Korea Volunteers” video

3:30–5:30 p.m.
Guided discussion on the topic of how your PEACE CORPS KOREA ex- perience affected your later career choices and PC “afterlife”? In addition, we will review the mission of the Peace Corps, embodied in these three objectives:

  • To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.
  • To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
  • To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

Alternate activity

1:30–5:30 p.m.
Oral History Interviews by DR. KLEIN and DR. SEO, held in Doheny Library, rooms 109C and 109D

6:30–8:30 p.m.
Dinner at 용수산 restaurant in Koreatown, 950 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles