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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.


Friday, May 8: What Decision Should Korea Make in 2017? Korean Politics and the Next Presidental Election (Cambridge, MA)

Harvard University, NYE A & B (Taubman building, 5th floor), from May 08, 2015 04:00 PM to May 08, 2015 06:00 PM

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a talk with Hyong-O Kim, Republic of Korea’s former Speaker of the National Assembly

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Tuesday, May 12: Human Rights and North Korea's Overseas Laborers: Dilemmas and Policy Challenges (Washington, DC)

KEI Conference Facility, 1800 K Street NW, from May 12, 2015 02:00 PM to May 12, 2015 05:30 PM

The Database Center for North Korean Human Rights (NKDB) and the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) are co-hosting a conference on the human rights conditions of North Korean laborers. NKDB researchers, KEI staff and other prominent North Korean and human rights specialists will gather together for presentation and discussion of the severe labor rights and basic human rights violations faced by North Korean laborers overseas. Additional information will be provided by a North Korean defector, who worked for about 2 years overseas, and will share his witness testimony with the audience.

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Thursday, May 14: Nuclear Non-proliferation and U.S.-ROK Relations: An International History, 1969–1981 (Cambridge, MA)

Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369, from May 14, 2015 12:15 PM to May 14, 2015 02:00 PM

How was South Korea able to pursue its nuclear weapons program in the 1970s? Was U.S. coercive diplomacy the primary driver leading to South Korea's decision to abandon the weapons program? This seminar at Harvard University's Belfer Center examines South Korea's nuclear weapons program and U.S. non-proliferation efforts from the Nixon to the Carter Administrations in the broader context of international nuclear history.

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Tuesday, May 26: Huessy Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series on Nuclear Deterrence and Missile Defense (Washington, DC)

Capitol Hill Club 300 First Street, S.E. Washington, D.C., DC 20510, from May 26, 2015 08:00 AM to May 26, 2015 09:00 AM

Join the Huessy Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series on Nuclear Deterrence and Missile Defense for a seminar discussing US nuclear deterrence challenges and North Korea and China's nuclear build-up.

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