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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.

The Future of North Korea

Prudential Plaza, First Floor, 130 East Randolph Drive Chicago, IL 60601, from Oct 20, 2016 05:30 PM to Oct 20, 2016 07:15 PM

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, in partnership with the East Asia Institute, will convene a panel discussion on policy options on the North Korea nuclear issue and security in Northeast Asia.

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Songbun, Pyongyang Republic and North Korea's Policy of Human Rights Denial

Woo Lae Oak Korean Restaurant. 8240 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182, from Oct 20, 2016 06:30 PM to Oct 20, 2016 09:00 PM

The Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI), in partnership with the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK), will host a dinner presentation about North Korean human rights issues as a meeting of the Korea Club.

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Books at Wilson: Deterring Nuclear Terrorism

6th Floor Moynihan Board Room / Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20004, from Oct 21, 2016 10:00 AM to Oct 21, 2016 11:00 AM

Robert Litwak will discuss the issue of nuclear terrorism concerning Pakistan, North Korea, Iraq, and Iran as explored in his new book, Deterring Nuclear Terrorism.

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Powerplay: The Origins of the American Alliance System in Asia

950 Third Ave., 8th Floor / New York, NY 10022, from Oct 21, 2016 12:00 PM to Oct 21, 2016 01:30 PM

The Korea Society will host a book launch talk and signing by Dr. Victor Cha on his new book, Powerplay that examines the evolution and importance of U.S. alliances with ROK and other East Asian nations.

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

Allison Auditorium / The Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington DC 20002, from Oct 25, 2016 10:00 AM to Oct 25, 2016 06:00 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.

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Changing American Perceptions of North Korea since 1948

950 Third Ave., 8th Floor / New York, NY 10022 , from Oct 25, 2016 02:00 PM to Oct 25, 2016 03:30 PM

The Korea Society will host a presentation examining historical American perceptions of North Korea and its effects on U.S.-DPRK diplomatic policy since 1948.

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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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A Year in Review: Regional Politics and Security

950 Third Ave., 8th Floor / New York, NY 10022 , from Nov 03, 2016 12:00 PM to Nov 03, 2016 01:30 PM

The Korea Society will host a talk on developments related to regional politics and security in Northeast Asia, including issues in the Korean peninsula to the South China Sea.

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Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity in North Korean Political Prisons

Johns Hopkins, SAIS - Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC, from Dec 08, 2016 09:00 AM to Dec 08, 2016 07:00 PM

The International Bar Association, together with multiple co-organizers, including The Committee on Human Rights in NOrth Korea, North Korea Freedom Coalition, Freedom House, CSIS, and SAIS, will present a live testimony of three North Korean defectors as a follow up to the United Nations COI on the DPRK.

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