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TEDxLakeshoreEast - Shane Carlin - Living in the Hyphen: A Korean Adoptee Story

There are over thousands of adoptees in the United States from all over the World. Shane Carlin, a Korean-American Adoptee will give his personal account growing-up in the US as one of these thousands of adoptees and not only enlighten us of his struggles and successes of identity development, but also give pointers to those parents who have or are going to adopt children from overseas.Shane T. Carlin is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Advancement at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.? He also sits on numerous boards including the Midwest Asian American Student Union Board of Advisors, the Korean Cultural Center, and the National Association of Asian American Professionals. He was born in Seoul, South Korea and is a Korean American Adoptee.About TEDxIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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