[Film Screening] Secret State of North Korea

GW Institute for Korean Studies

Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 113 1957 E Street, NW, Room 113,Washington, DC 20052

January 24, 2018, 6:00 pm EST to 9:00 pm EST

Just a few years into the job and armed with nuclear weapons, North Korea's Kim Jong-un is the world's youngest dictator, ruling one of the world's most isolated countries. Like his father and grandfather, he wants to maintain tight control over what North Koreans see of the world - and what the world sees of North Korea. But with unique access, FRONTLINE goes inside the secret state to explore life under its new ruler and investigate the enigmatic "Morning Star King" as he tries to hold onto power.

Using new footage smuggled from inside and never-before-told stories from recent defectors living in South Korea, the film offers a rare glimpse at how some North Koreans are defying authority in a country where just being caught with illegal DVDs could mean immediate imprisonment.

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This event is part of the GWIKS Summer Study Abroad Program. In the summer of 2017, GWIKS had 15 GW students visit Hana Foundation in South Korea to meet with North Korean defector students and discuss about the issue of unification. As an exchange program, GWIKS has 15 North Korean defector students visiting our campus to learn about the university life in the U.S. For more information about the Hana Foundation, please click here

Dinner Reception and Film Screening with North Korean Defector Students

6:00 - 7:00 PM  Dinner Reception (Korean food will be served at the lobby)

7:00 - 9:00 PM  Film Screening and Q & A with North Korean defector students

Moderator:  Gregg A. Brazinsky

Gregg A. Brazinsky is Associate Professor of History and International Affairs and Deputy Director of GW Institute for Korean Studies. His research seeks to understand the diverse and multi-faceted interactions among East Asian states and between Asia and the United States. He is the author Nation Building in South Korea: Koreans, Americans, and the Making of a Democracy (University of North Carolina Press, 2007) and Winning the Third World: Sino-American Rivalry during the Cold War (University of North Carolina Press, 2017). He served as interim director of the GW Institute for Korean Studies during the Spring 2017 semester.

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