North Korea Event Calendar

This calendar lists public events about or related to North Korea. It focuses on events held in Washington, D.C., although it will also list notable events held elsewhere in the U.S. If you have an event you think should be included, please contact us.


January 27, 2020

10:00 am - 11:45 am

Assignment: North Korea

Wilson Center and the National Committee on North Korea

The Wilson Center and National Committee on North Korea will host Ed Jones of the AFP for a presentation on photojournalism on both sides of the DMZ, followed by panel discussion with Ed Jones, Hyun-kyung Kim, Katie Stallard-Blancette, and Jean Lee on the challenges of covering North Korea in the media.


January 27, 2020

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Economic Sanctions: Assessing Their Use and Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy

Brookings Institution

For sanctions to achieve strategic objectives they must be adapted to a new era of geopolitical competition and coordinated with other forms of diplomacy. To help make sense of the design, implementation, and implications of sanctions, Foreign Policy at Brookings will host a panel of experts with a combined background in the use of sanctions in Latin America, Europe, North Korea, and the Middle East.

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January 28, 2020

10:00 am - 11:00 am

[Congressional Hearing] Security Update on the Korean Peninsula

House Armed Services Committee

The House Armed Services Committee will hold a Full Committee hearing on the "Security Update the Korean Peninsula" with witness testimony from John Rood (Offce of the Secretary of Defense) and Lt. Gen. David Allvin (Joint Chiefs of Staff).

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January 29, 2020

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Korean Politics 2020 – Korean Security Issues and Challenges

GW Institute for Korean Studies & the East Asia National Resource Center

Dr. Young-jun Kim and Dr. Sang-hyun Lee, current and former policy advisors for the ROK government respectively, including the President’s Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of National Defense, will discuss the prospects of a new domestic political geography in South Korea and its potential impact on Seoul’s foreign and security policy.

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January 30, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Covering North Korea

The Korea Society

[New York, NY] North Korea challenges reporters’ efforts at providing clarity and revealing hidden dynamics given information gaps and a lack of access. Korea Risk Group CEO Chad O’Carroll, NK News Podcast host Jacco Zwetsloot and freelance journalist and outgoing Asian American Journalist Association New York President Hannah Bae speak with Society Policy Director Jonathan Corrado on how reporters overcome these obstacles to gain credible and durable insight.


January 30, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Changes in the North Korean Economy and What Has Yet to Change

The Korea Society

The Korea Society will host a public roundtable dialogue with Tom Byrne, Jaime Reusche and Peter Ward to explore recent changes and pathways for reform in the North Korean economy, with special focus on transitions and lessons learned in Cuba.


January 31, 2020

10:00 am - 11:30 am

North Korea’s Lost Generation: The Health and Human Rights of North Korean Children from 1990–2018

U.S. Institute of Peace

The U.S. Institute of Peace will host a discussion of a new report from the Committee on Human Rights in North Korea on the health and human rights of North Korean children.

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January 31, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula: Different Ways, Same Goal

Stimson Center / 38 North

The Stimson Center will host a discussion with US and South Korean experts on how to reconcile different interpretations and policy solutions on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Featured speakers include Jenny Town, Lee Sang Hyun, Han Young Sup, and Kim Youngjun.

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February 15, 2020

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

North Korean Art: The Enigmatic World of Chosonhwa

The American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center

The Katzen Arts Center of the American University Museum will host Georgetown Professor, B.G. Muhn for a book talk and signing of his new book on North Korean traditional ink wash painting called Chosonhwa.

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