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Change on the Korean Peninsula?

An Expert Briefing

Please join Asia Society Southern California for a timely discussion with Kang Cheol Hwan, author of Aquariums of Pyongyang and President of the North Korea Strategy Center. Mr. Kang survived North Korea’s prison camps and defected, becoming a leading journalist and human rights activist. He will share his insights into the fluid developments on the Korean Peninsula:

  • Will the election of South Korean President Moon Jae-in improve the chance of dialogue with North Korea?
  • What do recent North Korean defections say about the stability of Kim Jong-un’s government?
  • What impact will Kim Jong-un’s latest missile test and President Trump’s decision to deploy a missile-defense system have on tensions beyond the Korean Peninsula?
  • After North Korea defied China’s call for restraint, how much leverage does Beijing have over Pyongyang?

Mr. Kang is a staff writer for the South Korean newspaper The Chosun Ilbo. In 2003, he was awarded the National Endowment of Democracy’s “Democracy Award” and in 2006, he was selected as one of Times’ “Asian Heroes”. In 2007, he created the North Korea Strategy Center to disseminate foreign information in North Korea, promote democracy and reunification, and educate the South Korean youth on North Korean human rights issues.



Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
300 S. Grand Ave., Floor 32
Los Angeles, CA 90071

5:30-6:00 Registration and Refreshments
6:00-7:00 Discussion and Q&A



Event Details

Wed 17 May 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
300 S. Grand Ave., Floor 32
Los Angeles, CA 90071