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.


November 16, 2018

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Moon Jae-in and Inter-Korean Détente: Korea Strategic Review 2018

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

South Korean President Moon Jae-in allocated the bulk of his political capital to inter-Korean engagement during the first year and a half of his presidency. This strategy has paid dividends thus far in the form of inter-Korean summits, agreements, family reunions, military confidence building measures, and much more. However, domestic and geopolitical forces are likely to determine his agenda’s success. What implications will the U.S.–ROK alliance, China’s role in the region, and upcoming South Korean elections have for South–North détente?

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November 29, 2018

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

North Korean Human Rights and Transnational Activism

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

In their new book, North Korean Human Rights: Activists and Networks, Andrew Yeo and Danielle Chubb lead a team of scholars in tracing the emergence and evolution of North Korean human rights activism. Together they challenge existing conceptions of transnational advocacy, how they operate, and why they provoke a response from even the most recalcitrant regimes. In this event, Professor Yeo draws particular attention to the politics of North Korean human rights in both domestic and international contexts. He explains the relevance and importance of human rights even as the diplomatic environment on the Korean Peninsula shifts from pressure towards engagement.



December 4, 2018

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The United States and the Two Koreas in the Trump Era: Prospects for Denuclearization, Peace, and the Alliance

The Catholic University of America

Ambassador Stephens will review an eventful year on the Korean peninsula and in U.S.-Korea relations, which began with high tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile program, and pivoted to an unprecedented pace of diplomatic engagement. Where are we as the year ends, and what are the prospects for progress toward denuclearization and peace?

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December 4, 2018

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

50 Years of Propaganda: A Glimpse into North Korean Domestic Initiatives

The Stimson Center

The Stimson Center will host a reception to showcase a private collection of North Korean propaganda posters from 1963-2013 depicting North Korean domestic initiatives. 

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