Previous DPRK-related events.
Friday, February 13: Change From Within: Stopping Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea (Washington, DC)
Please join Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and the Worldwide Coalition to Stop Genocide in North Korea for a panel discussion and luncheon
Wednesday, February 11: Testing Intentions – A Debate about U.S. Strategy toward North Korea (Washington, DC)
The National Committee on North Korea (NCNK) is pleased to host a debate on U.S. engagement with North Korea between two preeminent American specialists: Bob Carlin, Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation; and Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow for Asia at The Heritage Foundation.
During his tenure as Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe has faced particularly challenging foreign policy issues in his own back yard. He is pursuing better relations with Russia during its confrontation with Europe and the United States over Ukraine, managing a wide gulf over historical and territorial issues with South Korea and China, and maintaining solidarity with the world vis-à-vis North Korea’s nuclear and human rights transgressions even while seeking to resolve cases of Japanese citizens abducted by the North. Yasuhiro Izumikawa will examine Abe’s foreign policy approach in Northeast Asia, with a particular focus on Russia, and explain the logic behind Tokyo’s strategic choices and the implications for Washington. Joseph Ferguson will offer comments, and Carnegie’s James L. Schoff will moderate.
Tuesday, February 10: Humanitarian Need vs. Human Rights in North Korea: Can We Talk About Both at the Same Time? (Webinar)
Is it possible to talk about the humanitarian needs of the North Korean people while recognizing the human rights situation? And can North Korean human rights be discussed without compromising the humanitarian mission? The Council of Korean Americans will hold a webinar to discuss these issues.
Wednesday, February 4: Separate and Divisible: North Korea's Supreme Leader and the North Korean People (Washington, DC)
Mr. Jang Jin-sung, former North Korean propaganda poet, will address the role of propaganda in North Korea's statecraft. Mr. Jang will also provide instruction on how to interpret North Korean propaganda. His presentation will also address the role of official propaganda as a shield insulating ordinary people from North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un. The Institute of World Politics and Committee for Human Rights in North Korea will co-sponsor this event.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Office of the Korea Chair and Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS) in Korea invites you to engage in a conversation with uniquely qualified group of current and former Korean and American officials to explore policies surrounding Korean unification, the bilateral alliance between the United States and Republic of Korea, as well as forecasting the challenges and opportunities faced by the two nations in Northeast Asia.
Wednesday, February 4: Getting Beyond Politics: Creating Lasting Impact in North Korea (Washington, DC)
The Pyongyang University of Science & Technology, U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, National Committee on North Korea and Feed the Children are pleased to present, “Getting Beyond Politics: Creating Lasting Impact in North Korea.” The importance of continuing humanitarian and educational programs in North Korea has never been more significant. This roundtable discussion will encompass how we should use all levers available to effect positive change and provide for young people in need.
Mr. Jang Jin-sung, author of Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee - A Look Inside North Korea, believes that elite families control various aspects of North Korea's market. This is likely to set the stage for inter-generational conflict. Mr. Jang considers that the likelihood of internal conflict will be higher as elites are increasingly forced to choose between "Kim and mammon."
Join KEI's Korea Club with HRNK on Tuesday February 3 featuring the North Korean defector, Jang Jin-sung -- author of Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee - A Look Inside North Korea and Editor-in-Chief of New Focus International. He will give a presentation entitled “Separate and Divisible: North Korea's Leader and the North Korean People".
Michael Schiffer, Senior Advisor and Counselor to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will speak at The Korea Society to offer insights on the new 114th Congress and its effect on Korea policy. A former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia, Schiffer shares his views on the impact of the new Republican majority, the final two years of the Obama White House, and prospects for Asia policy-making.
What should we expect from the U.S. strategic rebalance to Asia in 2015? What are the prospects for economic reform in China and Japan? How should we interpret leadership changes in India and Indonesia? Are new strategic alignments emerging in Asia as the United States focuses on crises elsewhere? Join CSIS experts for a preview of political, security, and economic developments across Asia in 2015.
Join KEI'S Korea Club on Thursday, January 22 to hear from David Maxwell of Georgetown University who will give a presentation titled, "Thoughts on the Security Situation on the Korean Peninsula and the Way Forward."
The House Foreign Affairs Committee will hear a briefing from Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim, Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Daniel Glaser, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity Operations and Programs Gregory Touhill.
The Council of Korean Americans will host CKA members Philip Yun and Jae Ku for a conversation about the impending U.S. response to what intelligence officials believe was a North Korean cyberattack on Sony Pictures. CKA will also host Andrea Lee, co-founder and CEO of Uri Tours, who will share her perspectives on doing trade and commerce with North Korea.
The Universal Peace Federation and the Washington Times will host Dr. Alexandre Mansourov, Dr. Antonio Betancourt, Amb. Joseph DeTrani and Stephen Costello, who will discuss the accomplishments, failures and future prospects after Kim Jong Un's first three years of rule.
The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Director's Lunch with Ambassador Joseph R. DeTrani, President of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), in the Belfer Center Library. Amb. DeTrani will address a number of issues including missile launches and the threat of a nuclear strike.
Tuesday, December 16: Shared Challenges and Cooperation for Korea, China and the U.S. (Washington, D.C.)
The Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institute, the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies, and Peking University's School of International Studies will host a conference continuing deliberations undertaken in Seoul in April 2014. In three sessions, experts from Korea, China, and the United States will identify emerging challenges to the international order, analyze the web of relationships between the Korean Peninsula and major powers and chart paths for the region’s economic future. The conference will place particular emphasis on the opportunities for enhanced cooperation on regional peace, prosperity and security among all three states. The Honorable Daniel Russel, U.S. assistant secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific affairs, will make an opening keynote address.
Monday, December 15: Modern Times in North Korea: Scenes from its Founding Years, 1945-1950 (Washington, DC)
The Woodrow Wilson Center, along with the North Korea International Documentation Project, will host Suzy Kim, who will present her book about the social revolution in North Korea in the country's early years.
Wednesday, December 10: Korea Club|North Korean Human Rights: From Denial to the UN Security Council (Vienna, VA)
Korea Club will host its December meeting with Suzanne Scholte of the Defense Forum Foundation (DFF).
The U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS and the Sejong Society of Washington DC will host Ambassador Robert King, Greg Scarlatoiu, the Executive Director at the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea and Daniel Aum, Donald Wilson Fellow at the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights, who will discuss the recent UN action on human rights abuses in North Korea and shed light on the United States' polciy options, potential challenges and appropriate response to recent development.