DPRK Event Calendar
Thursday, January 29: CSIS Asia Pacific Forecast 2015 (Washington, DC)
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.
Friday, January 30: Korea and the Hill (New York City)
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.
Wednesday, February 4: The Role of Markets in North Korean Society (Washington, DC)
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."
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.
Tuesday, February 17: North Korean Human Rights: The Road Ahead (Washington, DC)
To commemorate the one year anniversary of the report by United Nations Commission of Inquiry on human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, this CSIS event will be an unprecedented gathering of policy makers and opinion leaders on the topic of North Korean human rights abuses. The conference aims to sustain and carry forward the international momentum created by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry report and subsequent UN action. Top UN, U.S., and Republic of Korea experts from the public and private sectors will convene in Washington to discuss the path forward on improving the human condition in North Korea.
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