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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, February 3: Korea Club with Jang Jin-sung (Vienna, Virginia)

Woo Lae Oak 8240 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182, from Feb 03, 2015 06:30 PM to Feb 03, 2015 09:00 PM

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".

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Wednesday, February 4: The Role of Markets in North Korean Society (Washington, DC)

KEI Conference Facility 1800 K Street NW Suite 1010 Washington, DC 20006, from Feb 04, 2015 10:00 AM to Feb 04, 2015 11:30 AM

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."

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Wednesday, February 4: Getting Beyond Politics: Creating Lasting Impact in North Korea (Washington, DC)

Rome Auditorium at SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036, from Feb 04, 2015 12:30 PM to Feb 04, 2015 02:00 PM

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.

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Wednesday, February 4: A Conversation About Korea and the United States (Washington, DC)

1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036, from Feb 04, 2015 01:15 PM to Feb 04, 2015 02:45 PM

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.

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Wednesday, February 4: Separate and Divisible: North Korea's Supreme Leader and the North Korean People (Washington, DC)

The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036, from Feb 04, 2015 03:00 PM to Feb 04, 2015 04:30 PM

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.

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Tuesday, February 17: North Korean Human Rights: The Road Ahead (Washington, DC)

Second Floor Conference Center Center for Strategic and International Studies 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036, from Feb 17, 2015 08:30 AM to Feb 17, 2015 04:30 PM

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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