North Korea Event Calendar

This calendar lists public events about or related to North Korea. It focuses on events held in Washington, D.C., although it will also list notable events held elsewhere in the U.S. If you have an event you think should be included, please contact us.

All webcasts are listed in Eastern Time unless otherwise noted.


April 22, 2021

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

[Webcast] HRNK Author Speaking Series: “North Korea: Perennial Arsenal of Terror”

The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK)

Joshua Stanton’s HRNK report “Arsenal of Terror” (2015) generated critical information and analysis credited for contributing to the relisting of North Korea as a state-sponsor of terrorism. Over the years, his work has been instrumental in designing the North Korean sanctions regime while paying particular attention to humanitarian exemptions. Joshua Stanton will focus on recent instances of terror by the North Korean regime, including the assassination of the leader’s half-brother Kim Jong-nam with VX nerve agent at Kuala Lumpur international airport, the threat to emigres inside South Korea, as well as the ongoing need for legislation to clarify definitions and process.


April 30, 2021

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

[Webcast] Nuclear Monitoring and Verification in North Korea

Institute of Nuclear Materials Management at University of Washington

This talk will give a quick summary of the history of engagement with DPRK and the focus on the efforts of the technical team on the ground verifying the agreed to 6 Party Talks disablement activities at Yongbyon. Throughout the talk the speaker will share personal observations and experiences of his time and others in DPRK. This talk will shed light on international nuclear activities, focusing on Mark Schanfein's experiences in North Korea.



May 20, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

[Webcast] Bridging the Divide: Social & Cultural Integration of North and South Korea

The Korea Society

The Korea Society will host a discussion about obstacles and opportunities for inter-Korean social and cultural integration, featuring Dr. Hyun In-nae, Ewha University Professor and former director of the Korean Hana Foundation, and Bada Nam, Secretary General for the South Korean non-governmental organization People for Successful Corean Reunification (PSCORE)