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.


October 22, 2018

9:15 am - 6:00 pm

JoongAng Ilbo-CSIS Forum 2018: Striving for Peace

CSIS and JoongAng Ilbo

The eighth annual Joongang Ilbo-CSIS Forum 2018 takes place at a historic yet delicate moment regarding peace and diplomacy on the Korean peninsula. An internationally acclaimed group of experts will come together in Seoul to address questions related to future diplomacy on the Korean peninsula.

Seoul, South Korea | VIEW DETAILS

October 24, 2018

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

North Korean Art: Transcending Ideologies

Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA) and GWU Institute for Korean Studies

Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA) and GWU Institute for Korean Studies will host Professor BG Muhn to talk about his recent curation of North Korean art at the 2018 Gwangju Biennale. 

Washington, DC | VIEW DETAILS

October 25, 2018

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Japan, South Korea, and the United States Nuclear Umbrella

The Korea Society

The Korea Society and Columbia University's Center for Korean Research will host US Naval War College Professor and Asia-Pacific Studies Group Director Terence Roehrig to discuss the nuclear umbrella in Northeast Asia in the context of deterrence theory and US strategy.


October 29, 2018

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Thinking Strategically About Human Rights Challenges in Negotiations with North Korea

The Heritage Foundation

The prospect of a second summit between Trump and Kim is an opportunity where the administration can and should express concerns over Kim Jong-un’s egregious human rights track record. Join the Heritage Foundation for a conversation on how and why raising human rights issues advances U.S. national security objectives.

Washington, DC | VIEW DETAILS

October 29, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Health Security and North Korea: Advance Film Screening and Discussion

Center for Strategic and International Studies

The CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security will host a screening of its new film, The Gathering Health Storm Inside North Korea, followed by a roundtable discussion with regional experts and providers of humanitarian assistance moderated by film co-director J. Stephen Morrison.

Washington, DC | VIEW DETAILS

October 29, 2018

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

North Korea: The Most Reclusive Human Target

The Institute of World Politics

The Institute for World Politics will host a student lecture on the challenges of human intelligence on North Korea.

Washington, DC | VIEW DETAILS

October 30, 2018

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Bluebird Post: Letters from North Korean Defectors to Those They Miss

The Korea Society

North Korea Reform Radio and the Korea Society will co-host a special reading of letters from North Korean defectors now residing in South Korea to those whom they miss from their hometowns in the North.



November 1, 2018

9:00 am - 11:00 am

North Korea’s Overseas Workers: Human Rights and Proliferation Concerns

CRDF Global

CRDF Global will host a discussion with Greg Scarlatoiu (HRNK) and Jason Arterburn (C4ADS) on the scope of the North Korea overseas labor program, the links to the country’s proliferation finance schemes, current challenges, and recommendations for governments and the private sector to fully implement UN sanctions prohibiting these activities.

Washington, DC | VIEW DETAILS

November 8, 2018

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Korea Defense Veterans Association Seminar - Denuclearization: What's Next?

Korea Defense Veterans Association (KDVA)

The 4th Korea Defense Veterans Association's (KDVA) Seminar will bring together US and ROK defense leaders and experts to discuss and provide possible solutions for the pressing issues that ROK-US Alliance faces today. Speakers include BG Se Woo Pyo, Bonnie Glaser, Bruce Klingner, Gen. Walter L. Sharp, LTG Scott D. Berrier, and The Honorable Cho Yoon-je.

Arlington, VA | VIEW DETAILS

November 9, 2018

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Capitol Hill and Korea

The Korea Society

The Korea Society will host Congressional Research Service Asia Affairs specialists Mark Manyin and Emma Chanlett-Avery for a discussion on the US Congress and Korea issues.