DPRK Event Calendar
Thursday, October 23: The Korean Peninsula Issues and US National Security (Washington, DC)
The Institute for Corean-American Studies will host lectures by Scott Busby from the US Department of State, who will discuss North Korea's human rights issues, and Ken Gause, Director of International Affairs Group, who will discuss North Korea's leadership. A panel discussion on Korean Peninsula issues and US national security will follow.
Thursday, October 23: Without You, There is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite (New York City)
The Korea Society will host Suki Kim, who has written about North Korea for Harper's and The New York Review of Books. Ms. Kim will discuss her new book, "Without You, There is No Us," which chronicles her six month stay in North Korea, where she taught English to the sons of the North Korean elite at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology during the end of Kim Jong Il's reign.
Friday, October 24: Rising Tensions in East Asia? (Washington, DC)
Hosted by the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, this conference will seek to inform and expand the ongoing transatlantic debate about China, Japan, and South Korea. AICGS has already initiated dialogue between German and Northeast Asian experts from civil society and is now adding the U.S. perspective on the political, economic, and historical dimensions to rising tensions in East Asia.
Tuesday, October 28: Negotiating with North Korea: Proliferation, Peninsular Stability, Power Consolidation (Cambridge, MA)
John Park, Adjunct Lecturer at Harvard Kennedy School will speak at a lecture co-sponsored by the Korea Institute and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Friday, October 31: Moving to a North Korea Endgame? (New York City)
The Korea Society hosts Columbia University Senior Research Scholar Sue Mi Terry speaks about her recent Foreign Affairs article A Korea Whole and Free, which advocates a push toward Korean unification. Terry weighs reactions to the piece in Seoul, Pyongyang, and Washington and whether we are approaching an endgame on the Korean Peninsula.
Friday, October 31: Countering Sanctions: The Unequal Geographic Impact of Economic Sanctions in North Korea (Stanford, CA)
Recently, economic sanctions have not been effective in changing the behavior of a sanctioned country. Yong Suk Lee will speak at Stanford to examine how an autocratic regime domestically counters the impact of economic sanctions, specifically, how the easing and tightening of sanctions impact the urban areas relative to the hinterlands in North Korea. Using the satellite luminosity data, he argues sanctions that fail to change the autocrat's behavior increase inequality at a cost to the already marginalized hinterlands. Economist Yong Suk Lee has been appointed the SK Center Fellow at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), effective Sept. 1, 2014. Lee will join the Korea Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC).
Wednesday, November 12: A Changing North Korea (Berkeley, California)
The Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley will host Andray Abrahamian, the Executive Director of the Choson Exchange for a discussion on developments in North Korea's economic and social relations.
Thursday, November 13: Screen of Documentary Film "Divided Families" (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
The Korea Institute of Harvard University will host a screening of "Divided Families," a documentary about families separated due to the Korean War. Following the screen will be a discussion with Jason Ahn, the director and executive producer and Jieun Baek, the producer of the film.
Friday, November 14: Sanctions Fact and Sanctions Fiction (New York City)
The Korea Society will host Former UN Panel of Experts member William Newcomb, as he explains sanctions on North Korea, the current momentum for and against sanctions in the UN system and U.S. government, and effectiveness or lack thereof. Newcomb recalls the Banco Delta Asia process impeding financial transactions, reflects on the Panama interdictions, and speaks to the realities of China’s repeated blocks in more recent sanction efforts.
Thursday, November 20: Eyes on North Korea: Threats from the Hermit Kingdom (Washington, DC)
What do we know about the North Korean threat? What would it take to lift the shroud of secrecy that looms over the Hermit Kingdom? Join Bruce Klingner, former CIA deputy division chief for Korea; Fred Fleitz, former CIA analyst and expert in WMD proliferation; and Bruce Bechtol, Senior Intelligence Analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency and author of numerous papers and books on North Korea including The Last Days of Kim Jong-il: The North Korean Threat in a Changing Era, to answer these and other questions.This event is cosponsored by the Korea Economic Institute of America and the International Spy Museum.
Friday, November 24: Rifts and Binds: Assessing North Korea-China Relations (New York City)
The Korea Society will host John Park of Harvard Belfer Center, one of the nation's most eminent Korea analysts, as he speaks to relations between Pyongyang and Beijing, with an eye to emerging fault lines and areas of continued commitment. Park explores the paradox of the DPRK’s reliance on the PRC for fuel and foodstuff and quest for strategic diversity and self-reliance. He weighs signals by Xi Jinping and potential new balancing following the year’s first ever visit by a Chinese President to Seoul over Pyongyang.
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