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Yeonmi Park at Chicago Booth

April 18, 2022

On April 14, 2022, Yeonmi Park, a North Korean defector turned human rights activist, spoke to a large and enthusiastic Smith Soc audience at the University of Chicago at an event hosted by our Chicago Booth chapter. Park spoke on the important connection between political freedom, free speech, and a society’s economic conditions, before taking questions for the audience. After the discussion, she stayed to answer any remaining questions and signed books for the Smith Soc members in attendance. Watch the full-length video below:


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