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This calendar lists public events about or related to North Korea. It focuses on events held in Washington, DC, although it will also list notable events held elsewhere in the US. The sidebar to the right notes dates of interest to Korea-watchers, such as high-level diplomatic summits, upcoming elections, and important anniversaries. If you have an event that you think should be included in the calendar, please contact us.


Tuesday, April 28: Maintaining Focus on North Korea Human Rights Violations (Washington, DC)

Allison Auditorium The Heritage Foundation 214 Massachusetts Ave, NE Washington DC, 20002-4999, from Apr 28, 2015 02:00 PM to Apr 28, 2015 05:00 PM

A year ago, the UN Commission of Inquiry condemned the North Korea government for “systemic, widespread, and gross violations of human rights” of such a monumental scale as to constitute crimes against humanity. The commission report shocked and energized the international community to action on North Korean human rights abuses. But what can be done to maintain U.S. and U.N. focus on improving conditions for the North Korean people? Join the Heritage Foundation as distinguished panels of North Korean defectors and human rights experts discuss potential follow-on actions.

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Wednesday, April 29: North Korea’s Forced Labor Enterprise: A State-Sponsored Marketplace in Human Trafficking (Washington, DC)

TBD, from Apr 29, 2015 02:30 PM to Apr 29, 2015 04:30 PM

Please join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for a hearing on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s provision of forced labor to foreign governments through bilateral contracts.

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Thursday, April 30: People with Disabilities in a Changing North Korea (New York)

950 Third Ave., 8th Floor New York, NY 10022, from Apr 30, 2015 11:30 AM to Apr 30, 2015 01:00 PM

Katharina Zellweger, former North Korea country director for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, discusses current research on the issue of people with disabilities in North Korean society. Ms. Zellweger, who first visited the DPRK over 20 years ago, worked in North Korea from 2006-2011 on humanitarian aid and development assistance.

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Tuesday, May 26: Huessy Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series on Nuclear Deterrence and Missile Defense (Washington, DC)

Capitol Hill Club 300 First Street, S.E. Washington, D.C., DC 20510, from May 26, 2015 08:00 AM to May 26, 2015 09:00 AM

Join the Huessy Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series on Nuclear Deterrence and Missile Defense for a seminar discussing US nuclear deterrence challenges and North Korea and China's nuclear build-up.

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