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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, March/April 2014

February 24 -April 18: U.S. and South Korea hold joint Key Resolve/Foal Eagle military exercises

March 9: North Korea holds elections for the Supreme People's Assembly

March 17: UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea presents its final report to the UN Human Rights Council

March 24-25: Nuclear Security Summit, The Netherlands. Barack Obama, Park Geun-hye, and Shinzo Abe to hold summit on sidelines

April 7: U.S. hosts trilateral meeting with South Korean and Japanese officials on North Korea policy in Washington

April 9: DPRK to convene Supreme People's Assembly

April 15: Kim Il-Sung's Birthday (DPRK National Holiday)

April 23-26: President Barack Obama travels to Japan, South Korea.

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