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Abraham Reiss
Abraham Reiss
Research Intern
Summer 2021
Jason Yoo
Jason Yoo
Research Intern
Summer 2021
Eric Ryu
Eric Ryu
Research Intern
Summer 2021
Veronica Coffey
Veronica Coffey
Research Intern
Spring 2021 ~ Summer 2021
Mindy Kim
Mindy Kim
Research Intern
Spring 2021 ~ Summer 2021
Emalyn Atkins
Emalyn Atkins
Research Intern
Spring 2021 ~ Summer 2021
Carter Thompson
Carter Thompson
Research Intern
Winter 2020 ~ Summer 2021
Sophia Hapin
Sophia Hapin
Research Intern
Winter 2020 ~ Summer 2021
Grace Shin
Grace Shin
Research Intern
Winter 2020 ~ Summer 2021
Tristin Schultz
Tristin Schultz
Research Intern
Fall 2020 ~ Spring 2021
Jane Kuper
Jane Kuper
Research Intern
Fall 2020 ~ Winter 2020
Rebecca Pankratz
Rebecca Pankratz
Research Intern
Fall 2020 ~ Winter 2020
Britt Robinson
Britt Robinson
Research Intern
Fall 2020 ~ Winter 2020
Timothy Goo
Timothy Goo
Research Intern
Summer 2020 ~ Summer 2021
Hala Anderson
Hala Anderson
Research Intern
Summer 2020
Junsoung Kim
Junsoung Kim
Research Intern
Summer 2020 ~ Winter 2020
Theresa Nguyen
Theresa Nguyen
Research Intern
Summer 2020
Kathryn Wernke
Kathryn Wernke
Research Intern
Summer 2020 ~ Winter 2020
Emma DiGiovanni
Emma DiGiovanni
Research Intern
Spring 2020 ~ Summer 2020
Emily Spaugh
Emily Spaugh
Research Intern
Spring 2020 ~ Fall 2020
Hayley Noah
Hayley Noah
Research Intern
Spring 2020 ~ Spring 2021
Camille Freestone
Camille Freestone
Research Intern
Spring 2020 ~ Summer 2020
Benjamin Fu
Benjamin Fu
Research Intern
Spring 2020 ~ Winter 2020
Jeune Kim
Jeune Kim
Research Intern
Spring 2020 ~ Spring 2021
Emily Gibson
Emily Gibson
Research Intern
Spring 2020 ~ Summer 2020
Junmin Cha
Junmin Cha
Research Intern
Spring 2020
Juhee Kim
Juhee Kim
Research Intern
Winter 2019 ~ Spring 2020
Sua Lee
Sua Lee
Research Intern
Winter 2019 ~ Spring 2020
Taeoh Yang
Taeoh Yang
Research Intern
Winter 2019 ~ Spring 2020
Elaina Kim
Elaina Kim
Research Intern
Fall 2019 ~ Winter 2019
Julie Kim
Julie Kim
Research Intern
Summer 2019 ~ Spring 2020
Dabin Song
Dabin Song
Research Intern
Summer 2019 ~ Winter 2019
Michelle Beltran
Michelle Beltran
Research Intern
Summer 2019 ~ Fall 2019
Eliza Klingler
Eliza Klingler
Research Intern
Spring 2019 ~ Summer 2019
Emma Battin
Emma Battin
Research Intern
Spring 2019 ~ Summer 2019
Hayne Park
Hayne Park
Research Intern
Spring 2019 ~ Summer 2019
Brian Wild
Brian Wild
Legal Research Intern
Spring 2019 ~ Summer 2019
Eunsaem Shin
Eunsaem Shin
Research Intern
Spring 2019 ~ Summer 2019
Colan MacKenzie
Colan MacKenzie
Research Intern
Winter 2018 ~ Spring 2019
SangEun Jeong
SangEun Jeong
Winter 2018 ~ Spring 2019
Sammy Hussein
Sammy Hussein
Research Intern
Winter 2018 ~ Summer 2019
Michele Helen Reyes
Michele Helen Reyes
Research Intern
Winter 2018 ~ Summer 2019
Grace Bennett
Grace Bennett
Research Intern
Winter 2018 ~ Summer 2019
Cassandra Wood
Cassandra Wood
Research Intern
Fall 2018 ~ Winter 2018
Megan Finkbeiner
Megan Finkbeiner
Research Intern
Fall 2018 ~ Winter 2018
Woohyeon Kim
Woohyeon Kim
Research Intern
Summer 2018 ~ Winter 2018
Kyu Won Kim
Kyu Won Kim
Research Intern
Summer 2018
Christine Kim
Christine Kim
Research Intern
Summer 2018
Hangyun Kim
Hangyun Kim
Research Intern
Summer 2018 ~ Fall 2018
Susannah Pearl-Katz
Susannah Pearl-Katz
Research Intern
Summer 2018 ~ Winter 2018
Veenit Singh
Veenit Singh
Research Intern
Spring 2018 ~ Summer 2018
Nick Chun
Nick Chun
Research Intern
Spring 2018 ~ Summer 2018
Jack Maerz
Jack Maerz
Research Intern
Spring 2018 ~ Summer 2018
Lauren Jackson
Lauren Jackson
Legal Research Intern
Spring 2018 ~ Summer 2018
Hyung Seung Ko
Hyung Seung Ko
Research Intern
Spring 2018 ~ Summer 2018
Do Yun Kim
Do Yun Kim
Research Intern
Winter 2017 ~ Spring 2018
Sohee Ha
Sohee Ha
Research Intern
Winter 2017 ~ Summer 2018
Hyungjun Yu
Hyungjun Yu
Research Intern
Winter 2017 ~ Spring 2018
Do Hyun Kim
Do Hyun Kim
Research Intern
Winter 2017 ~ Summer 2018
Emma Stubblefield
Emma Stubblefield
Research Intern
Winter 2017 ~ Spring 2018
Jinny Ahn
Jinny Ahn
Research Intern
Winter 2017 ~ Summer 2018
Elizabeth Yang
Elizabeth Yang
Research Intern
Winter 2017
Jun Young (James) Park
Jun Young (James) Park
Research Intern
Fall 2017 ~ Spring 2018
Ayoung Kang
Ayoung Kang
Research Intern
Fall 2017 ~ Winter 2017
Grace Kan
Grace Kan
Research Intern
Fall 2017 ~ Spring 2018
Chloe Pulfer
Chloe Pulfer
Research Intern
Fall 2017 ~ Winter 2017
John Park
John Park
Research Intern
Summer 2017
Jihye Lee
Jihye Lee
Research Intern
Summer 2017 ~ Winter 2017
Huiwon Yun
Huiwon Yun
Legal Research Intern
Summer 2017 ~ Spring 2018
Sabrina He
Sabrina He
Research Intern
Summer 2017 ~ Winter 2017
Hyerang Lee
Hyerang Lee
Research Intern
Summer 2017
Marina Booth
Marina Booth
Research Intern
Summer 2017
Lisa Lee
Lisa Lee
Research Intern
Spring 2017 ~ Summer 2017
Kayla (Yeo-Eun) Yoon
Kayla (Yeo-Eun) Yoon
Research Intern
Spring 2017 ~ Summer 2017
Yeon Jee Lee
Yeon Jee Lee
Research Intern
Spring 2017 ~ Summer 2017
Yezi Liu
Yezi Liu
Research Intern
Spring 2017 ~ Summer 2017
Seth Warnick
Seth Warnick
Research Intern
Spring 2017 ~ Summer 2017
Siyeal Lee
Siyeal Lee
Research Intern
Winter 2016 ~ Summer 2017
Nuri Kim
Nuri Kim
Research Intern
Winter 2016
Mathew Ha
Mathew Ha
Research Intern
Winter 2016 ~ Spring 2017
Inhye Hwang
Inhye Hwang
Legal Research Intern
Winter 2016
Gowun Yoon
Gowun Yoon
Legal Research Intern
Winter 2016
Hanmin Sohn
Hanmin Sohn
Legal Research Intern
Winter 2016
Eric Yoon
Eric Yoon
Research Intern
Winter 2016
Suvin Kim
Suvin Kim
Research Intern
Fall 2016 ~ Spring 2017
Grace Warwick
Grace Warwick
Research Intern
Fall 2016 ~ Fall 2020
Dacia Pajé
Dacia Pajé
Research Intern
Fall 2016 ~ Winter 2017
Ivy Euihwa Choe
Ivy Euihwa Choe
Research Intern
Fall 2016
Soohyun Chang
Soohyun Chang
Research Intern
Summer 2016 ~ Winter 2016
Jiwon Kim
Jiwon Kim
Research Intern
Summer 2016
Kasey Buecheler
Kasey Buecheler
Research Intern
Summer 2016
Chloe Sherliker
Chloe Sherliker
Research Intern
Summer 2016
Xingxin Zhang
Xingxin Zhang
Research Intern
Summer 2016
Elizabeth Chu
Elizabeth Chu
Research Intern
Summer 2016
Amanda Won
Amanda Won
Research Intern
Summer 2016 ~ Fall 2016
Lauren McBroom
Lauren McBroom
Research Intern
Spring 2016 ~ Summer 2016
Chris Buchman
Chris Buchman
Research Intern
Spring 2016 ~ Summer 2016
Micah Hansen
Micah Hansen
Research Intern
Winter 2015 ~ Spring 2016
Jason Bartlett
Jason Bartlett
Research Intern
Winter 2015 ~ Spring 2016
Liz Cheek
Liz Cheek
Research Intern
Winter 2015 ~ Summer 2016
Natalia Slavney
Natalia Slavney
Research Intern
Winter 2015 ~ Spring 2016
Hyebin Jeon
Hyebin Jeon
Research Intern
Winter 2015 ~ Summer 2016
Caitlin White
Caitlin White
Research Intern
Winter 2015 ~ Spring 2016
Caroline Welling
Caroline Welling
Research Intern
Winter 2015 ~ Spring 2016
Jin Yoo
Jin Yoo
Research Intern
Fall 2015 ~ Spring 2016
Suejung Kim
Suejung Kim
Research Intern
Fall 2015
Ho-Young Kim
Ho-Young Kim
Research Intern
Fall 2015 ~ Winter 2015
Suhwan (Alma) Seo
Suhwan (Alma) Seo
Research Intern
Fall 2015 ~ Winter 2015
Allison Kim
Allison Kim
Research Intern
Fall 2015 ~ Winter 2015
Grace Wright
Grace Wright
Research Intern
Fall 2015 ~ Winter 2015
Brian Delmolino
Brian Delmolino
Research Intern
Fall 2015 ~ Winter 2015
Ha Lim (Daniel) Choi
Ha Lim (Daniel) Choi
Research Intern
Fall 2015 ~ Winter 2015
Grace Lee
Grace Lee
Research Intern
Summer 2015 ~ Winter 2015
Christopher Motola
Christopher Motola
Research Intern
Summer 2015 ~ Winter 2015
Song-Yee Kwon
Song-Yee Kwon
Research Intern
Summer 2015 ~ Winter 2015
Eun-Kyung Woo
Eun-Kyung Woo
Research Intern
Summer 2015 ~ Fall 2015
Hee Jong Choi
Hee Jong Choi
Research Intern
Summer 2015
Angie Liao
Angie Liao
Research Intern
Summer 2015
Eun Si Lee
Eun Si Lee
Legal Research Intern
Spring 2015 ~ Summer 2015
Dam Young Hong
Dam Young Hong
Research Intern
Spring 2015 ~ Summer 2015
Eun-soo (Jackie) Kim
Eun-soo (Jackie) Kim
Research Intern
Spring 2015 ~ Summer 2015
Min Baek
Min Baek
Legal Research Intern
Spring 2015 ~ Summer 2015
Minjin Hwang
Minjin Hwang
Research Intern
Winter 2014 ~ Spring 2015
Eunjung (Joanna) Choe
Eunjung (Joanna) Choe
Research Intern
Winter 2014 ~ Spring 2015
Sin Yan (Amy) Lau
Sin Yan (Amy) Lau
Research Intern
Winter 2014 ~ Winter 2015
John (Jung Huan) Kim
John (Jung Huan) Kim
Research Intern
Winter 2014 ~ Spring 2015
Robert Kang
Robert Kang
Research Intern
Winter 2014 ~ Spring 2015
Jamie Lee
Jamie Lee
Research Intern
Winter 2014
Paige Fisk
Paige Fisk
Research Intern
Winter 2014 ~ Spring 2015
Jihyang Diana Kim
Jihyang Diana Kim
Research Intern
Winter 2014 ~ Summer 2015
Damon Kim
Damon Kim
Research Intern
Winter 2014 ~ Spring 2015
Spencer Phillips
Spencer Phillips
Research Intern
Winter 2014 ~ Fall 2015
Minah Je
Minah Je
Research Intern
Fall 2014
Camilla Gullbrekken
Camilla Gullbrekken
Research Intern
Fall 2014
Si-Ryoung Kim
Si-Ryoung Kim
Research Intern
Fall 2014 ~ Spring 2015
W. Lonnie Ding-Everson
W. Lonnie Ding-Everson
Research Intern
Fall 2014 ~ Winter 2014
Joey Dahl
Joey Dahl
Research Intern
Fall 2014 ~ Winter 2014
Min Jung Kim
Min Jung Kim
Research Intern
Fall 2014 ~ Winter 2014
Yoonhee Jeong
Yoonhee Jeong
Research Intern
Summer 2014 ~ Winter 2014
Shawn Lee
Shawn Lee
Research Intern
Summer 2014 ~ Fall 2014
Aleksander Arquines
Aleksander Arquines
Research Intern
Summer 2014
Madeline Purkerson
Madeline Purkerson
Research Intern
Summer 2014 ~ Spring 2015
Jeonghyun Kang
Jeonghyun Kang
Research Intern
Summer 2014 ~ Winter 2014
Janice Lee
Janice Lee
Research Intern
Summer 2014
David Nahm
David Nahm
Research Intern
Summer 2014
Youngchan Kim
Youngchan Kim
Research Intern
Summer 2014
Kate Dolgenos
Kate Dolgenos
Research Intern
Summer 2014
Henri Mattila
Henri Mattila
Research Intern
Spring 2014 ~ Summer 2014
Doug Choi
Doug Choi
Research Intern
Winter 2013 ~ Fall 2014
Seunghee Ma
Seunghee Ma
Research Intern
Winter 2013 ~ Spring 2014
Angella Kim
Angella Kim
Research Intern
Winter 2013 ~ Spring 2014
KiHoon Kim
KiHoon Kim
Research Intern
Winter 2013 ~ Summer 2014
YeonMi Park
YeonMi Park
Research Intern
Winter 2013 ~ Spring 2014
Il-Soon Kim
Il-Soon Kim
Research Intern
Winter 2013 ~ Spring 2014
Robert Michael Hicks
Robert Michael Hicks
Research Intern
Winter 2013
Andrew Ahn
Andrew Ahn
Research Intern
Fall 2013 ~ Spring 2014
SongHee Song
SongHee Song
Research Intern
Fall 2013 ~ Spring 2014
Ji Eun Lee
Ji Eun Lee
Research Intern
Fall 2013 ~ Winter 2013
Sook-jin Kim
Sook-jin Kim
Research Intern
Fall 2013 ~ Spring 2014
Anne Gulbrandsen
Anne Gulbrandsen
Research Intern
Fall 2013
Esther Hur
Esther Hur
Research Intern
Fall 2013 ~ Spring 2014
Yoonhye Choi
Yoonhye Choi
Research Intern
Summer 2013 ~ Fall 2013
Sol Lim
Sol Lim
Research Intern and Office Manager
Summer 2013 ~ Winter 2013
Myunghoon (Hoonie) Kim
Myunghoon (Hoonie) Kim
Research Intern
Summer 2013
Yu Bin (Paul) Kim
Yu Bin (Paul) Kim
Research Intern and Office Manager
Summer 2013 ~ Fall 2013
Sei Young (Tanya) Yoon
Sei Young (Tanya) Yoon
Research Intern
Summer 2013
Maureen Brown
Maureen Brown
Research Intern
Summer 2013
Samantha Barney
Samantha Barney
Volunteer ESL Instructor
Summer 2013 ~ Winter 2016
Il-kuk (Evan) Kim
Il-kuk (Evan) Kim
Research Intern
Spring 2013 ~ Summer 2013
Cait Stadler
Cait Stadler
Research Intern
Spring 2013 ~ Summer 2013
Megan Lee
Megan Lee
Research Intern
Spring 2013 ~ Summer 2013
Sung-chul Kim
Sung-chul Kim
Research Intern
Spring 2013 ~ Summer 2013
Bomi Im
Bomi Im
Research Intern
Spring 2013 ~ Summer 2013
Saetbyeol Lily Kim
Saetbyeol Lily Kim
Research Intern
Spring 2013 ~ Summer 2013
Andrea Larsen Torjussen
Andrea Larsen Torjussen
Research Intern
Winter 2012 ~ Spring 2013
Yongsun Jin
Yongsun Jin
Research Intern
Winter 2012 ~ Spring 2013
Gyeore Lee
Gyeore Lee
Research Intern
Winter 2012 ~ Spring 2013
Soojung Christy Sung
Soojung Christy Sung
Research Intern
Winter 2012 ~ Spring 2013
Mai Hayano
Mai Hayano
Research Intern
Winter 2012 ~ Summer 2013
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson
Research Intern and Media Monitor
Winter 2012 ~ Spring 2013
Matt Parsons
Matt Parsons
Social Media Coordinator
Winter 2012 ~ Summer 2013
Grace Choi
Grace Choi
Research Intern
Fall 2012 ~ Spring 2013
Rachel Stein
Rachel Stein
Research Intern
Fall 2012
Brian Kim
Brian Kim
Research Intern
Fall 2012 ~ Winter 2012
Danhi Santana
Danhi Santana
Events Coordinator
Fall 2012 ~ Winter 2012
Yeiser Kim
Yeiser Kim
Research Intern and Translator
Summer 2012 ~ Fall 2012
Jana Johnson
Jana Johnson
Research Intern
Summer 2012 ~ Winter 2012
Dave Zeglen
Dave Zeglen
Research Intern
Summer 2012 ~ Winter 2012
Miran Song
Miran Song
Research Intern and Translator
Summer 2012 ~ Winter 2012
Yena Seo
Yena Seo
Intern
Summer 2012 ~ Summer 2013
Arim Jenny Kim
Arim Jenny Kim
Research Intern and Media Monitor
Summer 2012 ~ Winter 2012
Bryce Kobayashi
Bryce Kobayashi
Research Intern and Congressional Liaison
Summer 2012 ~ Spring 2013
Daniel Aum
Daniel Aum
Legal Research Intern
Summer 2012 ~ Summer 2013
Dong Keun Lee
Dong Keun Lee
Legal Research Intern
Summer 2012 ~ Summer 2013
Rachel Jung
Rachel Jung
Research Intern and Events Coordinator
Summer 2012
Ted Jackson
Ted Jackson
Research Intern
Summer 2012
YiYi He
YiYi He
Research Intern and Chinese Media Monitor
Summer 2012 ~ Fall 2012
Joey (Yongshik) Yoon
Joey (Yongshik) Yoon
Intern
Summer 2012
Hyungchang Lee
Hyungchang Lee
Research Intern, Editor, and Office Manager
Winter 2011 ~ Summer 2012
Mintaro Oba
Mintaro Oba
Research Intern and Congressional Outreach
Winter 2011 ~ Summer 2012
Jae Yong Kim
Jae Yong Kim
Research Intern
Winter 2011 ~ Summer 2012
Mai Anna Pressley
Mai Anna Pressley
Research Intern and Events Coordinator
Winter 2011 ~ Spring 2012
James Do
James Do
Research Intern
Winter 2011 ~ Summer 2012
Haegun Chung
Haegun Chung
Research Intern
Winter 2011 ~ Spring 2012
Glara Park
Glara Park
West Coast Intern Liason
Winter 2011 ~ Summer 2013
Channy Kim
Channy Kim
Office Manager and Korean Language Social Media Specialist
Fall 2011 ~ Winter 2011
Minbeom Lee
Minbeom Lee
IT Manager
Fall 2011 ~ Spring 2012
Grace Oh
Grace Oh
Research Intern, Intern Coordinator, Media Monitoring and Englis
Fall 2011 ~ Winter 2011
Suzanne Riopel
Suzanne Riopel
Fall 2011
Maria Kim
Maria Kim
Spring 2011 ~ Fall 2011
Geena An
Geena An
Spring 2011 ~ Fall 2011
David Park
David Park
Winter 2010 ~ Spring 2011
Caleb Dependahl
Caleb Dependahl
Fall 2010 ~ Winter 2010
Jason Keller
Jason Keller
Fall 2010 ~ Spring 2011
Jiwon Choo
Jiwon Choo
Fall 2010 ~ Winter 2010
Joohee Kim
Joohee Kim
Fall 2010 ~ Winter 2010
Kazunori Koyama
Kazunori Koyama
Fall 2010 ~ Winter 2010
Samantha Latizia
Samantha Latizia
Fall 2010 ~ Winter 2010
Su Park
Su Park
Fall 2010
Yonsoo Philip Kang
Yonsoo Philip Kang
Summer 2010
Purun Cheong
Purun Cheong
Winter 2009 ~ Spring 2010
Sahrang Kim
Sahrang Kim
Winter 2009 ~ Spring 2010
Isaiah Joo
Isaiah Joo
Winter 2009 ~ Spring 2010
Min Kyu Kim
Min Kyu Kim
Winter 2009 ~ Spring 2010
Harald Olsen
Harald Olsen
Winter 2009 ~ Spring 2010
Haesun Jang
Haesun Jang
Fall 2009 ~ Fall 2011
Chan Yang Praise Choi
Chan Yang Praise Choi
Fall 2009 ~ Winter 2009
Nicholas Rodman
Nicholas Rodman
Fall 2009 ~ Winter 2009
Ali Nahm
Ali Nahm
Summer 2009
David Moon
David Moon
Summer 2009
Andrew Kim
Andrew Kim
Summer 2009
Narae Yim
Narae Yim
Winter 2008 ~ Spring 2009
Heesung Chung LL.M
Heesung Chung LL.M
Senior Intern and Legal Intern
Winter 2008 ~ Spring 2009
North Korea’s Potential Long-Term  Prison-Labor Facility at Sŏnhwa-dong (선화동)
Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., Greg Scarlatoiu, Amanda Oh, & Rosa Park
Aug 26, 2021

Through satellite imagery analysis and witness testimony, HRNK has identified a previously unknown potential kyo-hwa-so long-term prison-labor facility at Sŏnhwa-dong (선화동) P’ihyŏn-gun, P’yŏngan-bukto, North Korea. While this facility appears to be operational and well maintained, further imagery analysis and witness testimony collection will be necessary in order to irrefutably confirm that Sŏnhwa-dong is a kyo-hwa-so.

North Korea’s Long-term Prison-Labor Facility Kyo-hwa-so No. 8, Sŭngho-ri (승호리) - Update
Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., Greg Scarlatoiu, Amanda M. Oh, & Rosa P
Jul 22, 2021

"North Korea’s Long-term Prison-Labor Facility Kyo-hwa-so No. 8, Sŭngho-ri (승호리) - Update" is the latest report under a long-term project employing satellite imagery analysis and former political prisoner testimony to shed light on human suffering in North Korea's prison camps.

Human Rights in the Democratic Republic of Korea: The Role of the United Nations" is HRNK's 50th report in our 20-year history. This is even more meaningful as David Hawk's "Hidden Gulag" (2003) was the first report published by HRNK. In his latest report, Hawk details efforts by many UN member states and by the UN’s committees, projects and procedures to promote and protect human rights in the DPRK.  The report highlights North Korea’s shifts in its approach

Embargoed until 12:01 a.m. February 25, 2021.  South Africa’s Apartheid and North Korea’s Songbun: Parallels in Crimes against Humanity by Robert Collins underlines similarities between two systematically, deliberately, and thoroughly discriminatory repressive systems. This project began with expert testimony Collins submitted as part of a joint investigation and documentation project scrutinizing human rights violations committed at North Korea’s short-

North Korea's Chŭngsan No. 11 Detention Facility
Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., Greg Scarlatoiu, Amanda Oh, & Rosa Park
Dec 21, 2020

This report is part of a comprehensive long-term project undertaken by HRNK to use satellite imagery to shed light on human suffering in the DPRK (more commonly known as North Korea) by monitoring activity at political prison and detention facilities throughout the nation. This study endeavors to both establish a preliminary baseline report and detail activities observed during 2002–2020 at a detention facility variously identified by former prisoners and researchers as the “Chŭngsan No. 11

EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01 A.M. EST WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019.