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Escaping North Korea: A Defector's Journey (Complete)

HOUSTON, April 5, 2017 — Hyeonseo Lee, a North Korean defector and author of the book The Girl with Seven Names, and Jieun Baek, a Ph.D. candidate at Oxford and author of the book North Korea’s Hidden Revolution, discuss life in North Korea, the dangers of defecting, and how outside information is seeping into the country and changing young attitudes. Michael Dokupil moderates the discussion. (1 hr., 20 min.)


Current Affairs
 /  Northern California
A high-level panel examines North Korea's nuclear ambitions, diplomacy, and the current state of affairs in Northeast Asia.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
Josette Sheeran on the urgency of Asia Society’s work building bridges of understanding between East and West.
Arts
 /  Texas
Dr. Katherine Anne Paul explores the diversity of the works in Asia Society Texas' Wondrous Worlds exhibition.
Policy
 /  Texas
Jonathan Woetzel discusses factors that will fuel continued growth in China and how the country could be the world’s digital frontier in coming directions.
 
Arts
 /  Texas
Sunil Gupta, lead curator for the FotoFest 2018 Biennial, previews and discusses the upcoming FotoFest 2018 Biennial.
Business
 /  Australia
Asia 21 Young Leaders discuss technological change and the digital revolution in Asia at the 2017 Asia 21 Summit in Melbourne.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
Why global trends such as automation may threaten U.S.-China relations.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
Evan Medeiros explains why U.S. action on trade will ruffle feathers in Beijing.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
Relive a remarkable evening in which Asia Society honored His Highness the Aga Khan and eight others.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
Experts discuss what's in store for Asia in 2018.
Current Affairs
 /  Australia
Asia 21 Young Leaders discuss Asia’s ever-growing environmental challenges at the 2017 Asia 21 Summit in Melbourne.
Business
 /  Northern California
Business experts discuss how West Coast companies are taking the lead in diversity and inclusion.