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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.  If you have an event that you think should be included in the calendar, please contact us.

Voices from Japan: National Security Speaker Series

1211 Connecticut Ave NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20036, from Sep 26, 2016 10:00 AM to Sep 26, 2016 11:30 AM

The Honorable Masanori Nishi, former Vice Defense Minister and currently Special Advisor to the Ministry of Defense, will speak at the Stimson Center on "The Third Offset Strategy and the U.S.-Japan Alliance."

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Nuclear Instability in Northeast Asia

Teleconference , from Sep 26, 2016 10:00 AM to Sep 26, 2016 11:00 AM

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will host a conference call at 10 AM EST on North Korea's most recent nuclear test.

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Book Talk: The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea’s Abduction Project

University of California, Berkeley, 180 Doe Library , from Sep 26, 2016 04:00 PM to Sep 26, 2016 06:00 PM

Journalist Robert Boynton will speak at UC-Berkeley on his book "The Invitation-Only Zone."

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America's 2016 Election Debate on Asia Policy and Asian Reactions

East-West Center in Washington 1819 L Street, NW, Washington DC, Sixth Floor, from Sep 27, 2016 12:00 PM to Sep 27, 2016 02:00 PM

The East-West Center in Washington will host a discussion on Asia policy in the 2016 presidential election.

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The Persistent Threat of North Korea and Developing an Effective U.S. Response

Senate Dirksen Office Building, SD-419, Washington DC, from Sep 28, 2016 10:00 AM to Sep 28, 2016 11:30 AM

The Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy will hold a Assistant Secretary Daniel Russel and State Department Sanctions Coordinator Daniel Fried.

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The Next Generation of Korea Experts

Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium 1775, Massachusetts Avenue N.W., Washington DC 20036, from Sep 30, 2016 09:30 AM to Sep 30, 2016 03:00 PM

On September 30, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings will host the second annual Young and Brave conference featuring presentations by young professionals from universities, government, private sector, NGOs, and the media.

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The Evolving Regional Architecture in Northeast Asia: Maintaining Strong US-Korea Relations with the Next US Administration

Johns Hopkins SAIS, Kenney Auditorium / 1740 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington, DC 20036, from Oct 04, 2016 09:30 AM to Oct 04, 2016 12:00 PM

The US-Korea Institute at SAIS and Presidential Committee for Unification Preparation (PCUP) of the Republic of Korea will host a discussion on the changing regional architecture in Northeast Asia and the future of US-Korea relations under the next US administration.

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North Korea and the World: Human Rights, Arms Control, and Strategies for Negotiation

, from Oct 05, 2016 12:00 PM to Oct 05, 2016 01:30 PM

KEI will host a discussion with Dr. Walter Clemens on his new book and his approach to analyzing North Korea policy.

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2016 Northeast Asia Peace and Cooperation Forum

Second Floor Conference Center, CSIS Headquarters, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington DC, from Oct 06, 2016 09:15 AM to Oct 06, 2016 11:45 AM

The Korea National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in close collaboration with the Republic of Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs and U.S. Department of State will convene the 2016 Northeast Asia Peace and Cooperation Forum: Trust Building toward a Peaceful and Cooperative Northeast Asia. The conference organizers will engage in a conversation with policymakers, opinion leaders, and experts across the Northeast Asia region to discuss the most pressing security issues to generate ideas for facilitating regional cooperation on these challenges and opportunities.

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John Oh Memorial Lecture: Defectors, Immigrants, and Democracy in Korea

Vincent P. Walter Jr. Boardroom, Curley Hall, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., from Oct 13, 2016 04:00 PM to Oct 13, 2016 05:30 PM

Dr. Katharine H.S. Moon will present the John Oh Memorial Lecture at Catholic University.

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2016 ICAS Fall Symposium: Humanity, Liberty, Peace and Security

The Heritage Foundation Allison Auditorium / 214 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington DC 20002, from Oct 25, 2016 01:00 PM to Oct 25, 2016 05:00 PM

The Institute for Corean-American Studies will host a symposium regarding various issues on the Korean peninsula and in the context of U.S. national security. RSVP:

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The Evolution of North Korean Human Rights Discourse and Activism: Domestic and Transnational Dimensions

Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A, The Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington DC, from Oct 27, 2016 08:45 AM to Oct 27, 2016 04:30 PM

The 2014 United Nations Commission of Inquiry Report into North Korean Human Rights brought about a renewed focus on North Korean human rights. Behind the scenes, a growing network of transnational activists has been responsible for raising the profile of the North Korean human rights issue over a period of two decades. This conference at Catholic University turns the spotlight on these activists in an effort to understand the evolution of North Korean human rights discourse: the contentions, the hurdles and the assumptions underpinning it.

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