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.


January 20, 2021

11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

[Webcast] North Korea's Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Stanford CISAC

Stanford CISAC will host Sulgiye Park to discus her research on the complete nuclear fuel cycle of the DPRK, from its capacity to produce fissile material precursors at mining and milling facilities in Pyongsan, to activity at the main Nuclear Scientific Research Center in Yongbyon


January 21, 2021

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

[Webcast] North Korea's Eighth Party Congress: Context, Outcomes, and Implications

National Committee on North Korea and World Affairs, San Francisco

The National Committee on North Korea and World Affairs, the San Francisco Bay Area's oldest international affairs forum, will host a deep-dive discussion and Q&A with Robert Carlin and Sarah Vogler, as moderated by Philip Yun, in understanding the context and outcomes of the 8th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK).


January 26, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

[Webcast] North Korea’s Eighth Party Congress

The Korea Society and Columbia University Cetner for Korean Research

The Korea Society and Columbia University will host North Korea senior analysts Robert Carlin and Glyn Ford to speak about the political and economic implications of the party congress with senior director Stephen Noerper.


January 27, 2021

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

[Webcast] Negotiating the North Korean Nuclear Crisis: Where Are We Headed?

The Institute of World Politics

The Institute of World Politics will host Dr. John Park as part of the Asia Initiative Lecture Series (AILS) to discuss the lingering illusions and dominant realities that make the North Korean nuclear crisis one of the most complex challenges for the international community.



February 18, 2021

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

[Webcast] State of Grace: The North Korean-Built Angkor Panorama Museum in Light of DPRK-Cambodian Cultural Relations

GW Institute for Korean Studies

The GW Institute for Korean Studies will host a discussion with Douglas Gabriel, a Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at GW, on North Korea's Mansudae Overseas Project's role in building the Angkor Panorama Museum in Cambodia.


February 18, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

[Webcast] Pathways to a Brighter Future for North Korea's Economcy

The Korea Society

The Korea Society will host a discussion with Byung-Yeon Kim, Brad Babson, and Peter Ward about scenarios for North Korean development and inter-Korean economic integration