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Thursday, May 10: Knowing North Korea: Covering North Korea

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When May 10, 2012
from 08:30 am to 10:00 am
Where The Korea Society, 950 Third Avenue @ 57th Street, 8th Floor
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The Korea Society hosts Ivan Zakharchenko, New York and United Nations Bureau Chief for RIA-Novosti. Dr. Stephen Noerper, Senior Vice President of the Korea Society, will moderate.

8:30 AM | Registration & Light Breakfast
8:45 AM | Discussion 

About the Speaker

Korea expert, Pacific enthusiast and Russia's most eminent New York-based journalist, Ivan Zakharchenkoreports for RIA Novosti. New York and UN Bureau Chief, Zakharchenko covers a wide array of international issues. He served with TASS in North Korea for a half decade, beginning in 1987, gaining extraordinary insight into life in the DPRK, and was Russia's first correspondent in South Korea after the Cold War. He has covered inter-Korean relations extensively. Having filed thousands of pieces for both Russian and Korean press, he went on to Australia, and from 2003 served with RIA Novosti in Japan. He holds a Masters from the Institute of Asian and African Studies of Moscow State University.

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Dates of interest, July/August 2014

July 3-4: Chinese President Xi Jinping makes state visit to South Korea

July 8: Anniversary of the Death of Kim Il-sung (DPRK National Holiday)

July 27: Anniversary of Korean War Armistice Signing (DPRK National Holiday)

August 3-8: ASEAN Regional Forum, Naypyitaw, Burma

August 15: Liberation Day (DPRK National Holiday)

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