Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.
Ministerial Alliance of Midland
The North Korean Human Rights Issues
ICAS Fall Symposium: Humanity, Peace
October 11, 2005 Tuesday
United States Senate Russell Office Building
Room SR 325
Capitol Hill, Washington D C 20510
We are pleased to share
with you that Deborah Fikes will address "The North Korean Human Rights Issues"
at the ICAS Fall Symposium 2005.
Deborah Fikes is the Executive Director of the Ministerial
Alliance of Midland, Texas, which is comprised of over 200 religious organizations
in the hometown of President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. The Midland Alliance
includes Protestant, Catholic, and Evangelical parishes and networks through their
national and international counterparts to promote human rights advocacy efforts.
The Midland Ministerial Alliance leaders have been involved in such advocacy efforts
internationally and sent representation to the 2005 meeting of the United Nations
Human Rights Commission in Geneva, and traveled to South Korea and Japan where representatives
of the alliance met with political and religious leaders to discuss future efforts
to make human rights a central focus in addressing the growing concerns with North
Korea. Deborah completed her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and
a graduate degree in Language Arts from the University of Texas. She serves on the
advisory board of China Aid Association, the editorial board of The China Law and
Religion Monitor, and is a member of the Executive Leadership Cabinet of the Institute
on Religion and Public Policy.
Admission to this programme is free of charge and
open to public. However, seating is limited and pre-registration is advised. Please
register on-line at:
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President