USKI Event: Humanitarian and Educational Programs in North Korea

January 31, 2015 7:00 AM

Next week in Washington D.C., the US-Korea Institute (USKI) at SAIS will hold an event titled "Getting Beyond Politics: Creating Lasting Impact in North Korea" on Wednesday, February 4th. The description and list of speakers, which includes the Founding President of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, is pasted below:

Getting Beyond Politics: Creating Lasting Impact in North Korea

The Pyongyang University of Science & Technology, U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, National Committee on North Korea and Feed the Children are pleased to present, “Getting Beyond Politics: Creating Lasting Impact in North Korea.” The importance of continuing humanitarian and educational programs in North Korea has never been more significant. This roundtable discussion will encompass how we should use all levers available to effect positive change and provide for young people in need.

Opening Speaker

Ambassador Robert R. King | U.S. Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues


Alexandre Mansourov | Visiting Scholar, U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS

Roundtable Speakers

James Chin-Kyung Kim | Founding President, Pyongyang Univ. of Science and Tech. Corey Gordon | Chief Marketing Officer, Feed the Children Norman Neureiter | Acting Director, American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science Randall Spadoni | Senior Regional Advisor for East Asia, World Vision

You can review materials for the event on the US-Korea Institue at SAIS website.


Liars N. Fools

While looking forward to hearing some details of the meeting itself, I will say that this is a good, diverse line-up. The human security dimension of the North Korean issue is indeed the crucial factor for a lasting resolution that does not involve war or massive chaos. Far less dramatic than The Interview or collapsism but also far more broad-minded -- and very difficult to boot.


A second big blow after blow up of "star witness" Shin Dong-hyuk is the disclosure of real story and nature of prominent defector Yeonmi Park.
Guys, you should switch to defending yourself.


Roland, Yeonmi Park has been discredited by KCNA. What a surprise... If, Roland, you take KCNA's output for granted as the truth, you truly are beyond salvation...

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