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Concordia Hosting Fourth International Conference on Hmong Studies

Concordia University, St. Paul’s Center for Hmong Studies will be hosting the Fourth Biennial International Conference on Hmong Studies, March 30-31, 2012. The conference will attract emerging and established scholars who will present their research on Hmong related topics in an effort to encourage students to engage in scholarly research.

Hmong scholars from China, Thailand, Canada and the United States will be presenting at the conference. The ideas and studies presented at the conference will explore current conditions and future challenges that Hmong people face and their place in the global economy.

A distinguished panel of individuals who played instrumental roles in resettling Hmong refugees during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s will reflect on their experiences at a banquet following the conference at the Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront Hotel.

Concordia hosted more than 500 attendees at the Third Biennial International Conference on Hmong Studies in 2010 and 30 scholarly papers were presented. This year 25 papers were accepted for presentation out of 60 submissions.

The Fourth International Conference is open to the public. Full conference information and registration can be found online at


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