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Speaker Series

NKnet kicked off its North Korean human rights speaker series aimed at English speakers in Seoul with a six-week program in April and May 2012. For those who can’t attend in person we post write-ups, photos, and video from the events.

Week 6 - Dan - play icon
16
Sep
2013

Video: Dan Bielefeld on Ways to Get Involved in the North Korea Human Rights Movement

Dan Bielefeld until very recently was the English-language webmaster at NKnet and helped organize our speaker series. He has also volunteered with several other North Korean human rights groups in the Washington, D.C. area and Seoul, South Korea. This talk … Continue reading


Week 6 - Joanna - play icon
09
Sep
2013

Video: Joanna Hosaniak on International Society’s Role in North Korea’s Human Rights Situation

In her talk at week six of NKnet’s speaker series, Joanna Hosaniak speaks of growing up in communist Poland and then about her experiences working at Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights in Seoul, where she currently is the … Continue reading


Week 5 - Chris Green - Youtube icon
02
Sep
2013

Video: Chris Green on Information Freedom Activities in North Korea

Christopher Green is the manager of international affairs at the Daily NK, an online newspaper published in four languages that is dedicated to reporting real news from within North Korea. He spoke on the topic of “Information Freedom Activities in … Continue reading


Week 3 - Andrei Lankov still, 5m31s
26
Aug
2013

Video: Andrei Lankov on Prospects of the Hereditary Succession in North Korea

Always entertaining while providing his insightful analysis, Professor Andrei Lankov spoke on “Prospects of the Hereditary Succession in North Korea” at week three of NKnet’s speaker series in Seoul. The lecture runs about 80 minutes and then he answers several … Continue reading


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19
Aug
2013

Video: Kang Chol Hwan on the Politics of North Korea

At age nine, Kang Chol Hwan was sent with most of his family to a political prison camp in North Korea for an unspecified “crime” by his grandfather. He was released after 10 years and later fled the country, eventually … Continue reading


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12
Jun
2013

Video: Kim Young Hwan’s Special Lecture on Secret Trip to North Korea, Ideological Conversion, Much More

A year ago at this time, activist and NKnet co-founder Kim Young Hwan and three of his colleagues were sitting in jail in China, having been arrested for their North Korean human rights work. Below is the full video of … Continue reading


Kim Young Hwan during his special lecture at Yonsei University's GSIS in Seoul, September 12, 2012
12
Jun
2013

Recap: Kim Young Hwan’s Special Lecture on Secret Trip to North Korea, Ideological Conversion, Much More

A year ago at this time, activist and NKnet co-founder Kim Young Hwan and three of his colleagues were sitting in jail in China, having been arrested for their North Korean human rights work. The following is a summary of … Continue reading


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31
Oct
2012

Kim Kwang Jin Talk: Former Financier of Kim Jong Il’s Royal Court Economy Tells His Story

NKHR Speaker Series Event Invitation Wednesday, November 14 7 – 8:30 p.m. Sinchon Kim Kwang Jin helped earn millions of dollars for what he calls North Korea’s “Royal Court Economy,” i.e., the enterprises and often illegal schemes that financially supported … Continue reading


Kim Young Hwan - Yonsei GSIS event poster
31
Aug
2012

Kim Young Hwan Talk: From Juche Evangelist to North Korean Human Rights Activist

Speaker Series Event Invitation Kim Young Hwan was a leading student activist in the 1980s who successfully spread North Korea’s Juche ideology among university students in the South. But a secret meeting with Kim Il Sung and seeing firsthand the … Continue reading


Chris Green at NKnet speaker series, May 9, 2012
11
Jun
2012

Week 5 Report: Chris Green – Information from North Korea “Can Lead to a Better Life”

Allen Sanchez contributed the following article on week five of our Spring 2012 speakers series on North Korean human rights. Watch video of this talk. “If you were to Google ‘North Korean people,’ you might learn that they are automatons; … Continue reading


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