NORTH KOREAN STUDIES
['Fireside Chat'/Panel Discussion] "Deputy U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Jung Pak on the Biden Administration’s Approach"
March 10, 2022, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Pyongyang began the year with a flurry of missile tests—more in January 2022 than all of 2021 combined—and shows no sign of stopping. The United States, in coordination with its allies South Korea and Japan, have condemned those tests and also offered to engage in diplomatic talks without preconditions. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has not accepted the offer, despite apparent economic hardships due to sanctions and the pandemic. Instead, he appears to be seeking additional support from China. This event will provide insights into U.S. policy toward North Korea and explore a range of options for the future drawing on a multi-year CNAS research project on the topic. The event will include a "fireside chat" with Dr. Jung Pak, Deputy U.S. Special Representative for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and an expert panel discussion.
[Conference & CFP] 5th International Conference on Peace and Conflict Management
March 18, 2022
Colombo, Sri Lanka/ Online
Sri Lanka is great place of this kind of signature conference after Finished 30 years War against Terrorism in 2009 as a scientific research conference organizers, The Global Academic Research Institute (GARI) proudly present 4th International Conference on Peace and Conflict Management (ICPCM 2021) under the theme of "Religion, Conflict and Reconciliation". After the successful completion of 3 conferences in 2017 in Colombo, 2018 in Port Elizabeth & 2020 in Pretoria respectively; you are welcome to send proposals for papers and abstract submissions, for both Oral and Poster presentations covering current research and new processes addressing the conference theme and the conference tracks.
[Volunteer Opportunity] Freedom Speakers International North Korean Refugee Keynote Speakers English Tutoring
March 19, 2022, 9:00 am to 10:30 am UTC+9
Volunteers are needed for Freedom Speakers International's pilot project teaching English to North Korean refugee speakers and authors. The goal of the project will be to help the speakers and authors in FSI's North Korean Refugee Keynote Speakers Network to improve or sharpen their English.
[Webinar] Pyonghattan: Escapees from North Korea’s Capital -- Sibling Defectors Seohyun and Hyun-Seung Lee
March 31, 2022 6:00 pm EST
New York, USA/ Online
Sibling defectors from Pyongyang Seohyun Lee and Hyun-Seung Lee discuss their life in North Korea, their journey to escape, and their transition to life in the United States, alongside Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) President & CEO Hannah Song, in conversation with Korea Society policy director Jonathan Corrado. Hyunseung and Seohyun Lee are prominent North Korean activists and siblings. They're the children of Ri Jong-ho, a high ranking North Korean defector who worked for decades in “Office 39,” which generates revenue for the North Korean leadership. Hyun-Seung and Seohyun were raised in Pyongyang, educated in China, and escaped North Korea in 2014 with their family after witnessing a series of brutal purges by Kim Jong Un. They speak to their experience as millennials from Pyongyang and share the true nature of the Kim regime and the reality of life in North Korea. The event marks the anniversary of the February 2014 publication of the historic UN Commission of Inquiry report on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
[Conference & CFP] 1st International Graduate Student Conference: Security and Peacebuilding in the 21st Century
May 23-24 2022
Istanbul, Turkey/ Online
The purpose of our conference, of which theme is security and peace, is to address the elements that threaten security and peace in various regions of the world, and to discuss possible solutions. Besides, it is aimed to provide an academic platform where graduate students, who are at the beginning of their academic lives, can contribute to this field by expressing their approaches and solution proposals regarding the construction of security and peace in the 21st century. The event will be held as a hybrid conference, open to all graduate students, and will include the presentation of scientifically prepared papers. The conference, which focuses on security and peace in regions such as Central Asia, the Caucasus, Latin America, the Middle East, the Balkans, Europe, Asia and Africa, includes the following topics: Regional Security Problems (Middle East, Caucasus etc.), Conflict / Transformation / Resolution / Negotiation / Crisis Management, Ecological Issues and Security, Human Rights and Security, Global Terrorism, Media and Security (Globalization of Media and Its Effects), Cyber security, Sustainable Peace and Global Strategies, International Law and Security, and Impact of International Organizations on Security and Peace (EU, NATO, UN etc.).