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North Korea's Gulag: Addressing an Ongoing Humanitarian Emergency
Date and Time:
April 24, 2017 01:00 pm ~ April 24, 2017 04:00 pm
Location:
George Washington University Betts Theater, Marvin Center, 800 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC
Speakers:
North Korean Escapee Delegation, Suzanne Scholte, Greg Scarlatoiu, Roberta Cohen, Anthony Ruggiero, Nicholas Eberstadt, Jason West, and Rosa Park
Host Organization:

 

Description:

On the first day of North Korea Freedom Week, The George Washington University Truth and Human Rights in North Korea (THiNK) cordially invites you to: 

North Korea’s Gulag:
Addressing an Ongoing Humanitarian Emergency

Monday, April 24, 2017 | 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

GWU Betts Theater

Marvin Center
800 21st Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20052

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1:00–1:05 p.m. | Welcoming Remarks
Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director, HRNK
Jason West, Graduate President, GW THiNK

1:05–1:15 p.m. | Opening Remarks
Suzanne Scholte, Chair, NKFC and Co-Vice-Chair, HRNK

1:15–2:25 p.m. | Witness Panel 
Moderator: Suzanne Scholte, Chair, NKFC and Co-Vice-Chair, HRNK
North Korean escapee delegation

2:25–2:45 p.m. | Satellite Imagery Update
Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director, HRNK
Rosa Park, Director of Programs and Editor, HRNK

2:45–4:00 p.m. | Expert Panel 
Moderator: Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director, HRNK
Roberta Cohen, Co-Chair Emeritus, HRNK
Nicholas Eberstadt, Henry Wendt Chair, AEI and Board Member, HRNK
Anthony Ruggiero, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
 
The event will be on the record. 
 
To RSVP for this event, please RSVP to Rosa Park, HRNK Director of Programs at rosapark@hrnk.org

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