Denied From The Start: Human Rights at the Local Level in North Korea by Robert Collins

Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor Washington, DC 20045

December 19, 2018, 2:00 pm EST to 4:00 pm EST

Join HRNK for a discussion with Robert Collins on his new book, Denied From The Start: Human Rights at the Local Level in North Korea​​​​​​​.

Please email Rosa Park, HRNK Director of Programs, at [email protected], to register for this event. 

This event will be on the record.


Robert Collins is a 37-year veteran employee of the U.S. Department of the Army and served 31 years in various positions with the U.S. military in Korea, including several liaison positions with the Republic of Korea military. Collins is a freelance writer focusing on Korean security issues and US interests in Northeast Asia. He is the author of Marked For Life: Songbun – North Korea’s Social Classification System, published by the Committee on Human Rights in North Korea, Washington, DC.

David Maxwell is a Senior Fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a Board Member of HRNK.

Jung H. Pak is a senior fellow and the SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies at Brookings Institution’s Center for East Asia Policy Studies.​​​​​​​

Greg Scarlatoiu (Moderator) is the Executive Director of HRNK​​​​​​​.

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