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.

All webcasts are listed in Eastern Time unless otherwise noted.


May 10, 2021

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

[Webcast] How the Hardliners Prevailed in North Korea: Reflections from the former German Ambassador to Pyongyang

National Committee on North Korea

Please join the National Committee on North Korea (NCNK) for a public webinar with Ambassador Schäfer, who will discuss his observations on leadership dynamics within North Korea and insights from his eight years in the country.


May 11, 2021

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

[Webinar] Can North Korea Feed Itself in the Near Future?

Truman Library Leadership Colloquium Series

The Truman Library Leadership Colloquium Series will feature Dr. C. Jerry Nelson for a presentation titled "Can North Korea Feed Itself in the Near Future?"


May 12, 2021

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EDT

[Webcast] Beyond the Hermit Kingdom: North Korea and the Postcolonial World (North Korea in the World webinar series)

National Committee on North Korea and the East-West Center

This North Korea in the World webinar featuring Dr. Ben R. Young will discuss the long arc of North Korea’s engagement with Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. It will be the first in a series examining North Korea’s historical and contemporary relations with countries in the "Global South," with subsequent webinars taking a closer look at Pyongyang’s relations with specific countries or subregions. The North Korea in the World project is a joint initiative of the National Committee on North Korea and the East-West Center in Washington.


May 13, 2021

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

[Webcast] The Biden Administration: Is a North Korean Human Rights Reset Possible?

The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK)

Can the Biden administration stop Kim and thwart his nuclear ambitions? Can the Biden administration retake the higher ground once held on North Korean human rights? The answer is yes—if it is serious about doing so. President Biden has the power and the options at his disposal to progressively reduce the North Korean threat. Accomplishing this, however, will take a vision and resolve his predecessors lacked—and determination as well not to repeat their mistakes in dealing with Pyongyang.


May 14, 2021

9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

[Webcast] Korea Policy Forum, Biden’s North Korea Policy and U.S.-ROK Relations

Institute for Korean Studies at The George Washington University

Please join the GW Institute for Korean Studies for an online discussion with experts who will be discussing views from the United States and South Korea on the Biden administration’s approach to the Korean peninsula and the state of U.S-ROK relations.


May 20, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

[Webcast] Bridging the Divide: Social & Cultural Integration of North and South Korea

The Korea Society

The Korea Society will host a discussion about obstacles and opportunities for inter-Korean social and cultural integration, featuring Dr. Hyun In-nae, Ewha University Professor and former director of the Korean Hana Foundation, and Bada Nam, Secretary General for the South Korean non-governmental organization People for Successful Corean Reunification (PSCORE)