Hyon Kim, a Twin Cities entrepreneur, non-profit co-founder, author and thought leader will be a featured speaker for the annual Great Decisions series of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Minnesota.
The presentation via Zoom will be held 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Friday, October 29. The topic is about the Korean peninsula.
Kim is the founder and CEO of MN Best, Inc., a Twin Cities project management and engineering support firm. She also serves as chair of the Asian-African Business Development Committee at the International Leadership Institute. Named one of the Top 25 Women to Watch by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal she was the first Asian person to serve on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents.
Kim is the author of the autobiographical My Name is Maria, published in South Korea in the Korean language. It is now being translated to English. Kim is also co-founder of the Twin Cities non-profit education and advocacy organization Midwest Alliance for North Korean Refugees.
OLLI classes are open to the public; with an annual membership, participants can register for an unlimited number of classes. Fall offerings include topics in finance, photography, literature, creative writing, history, botany, a study of the Mississippi River and economic theory, among many others. More information is available on the OLLI website, link below.