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The Parallel Gulag: North Korea's
Date and Time:
October 26, 2017 09:30 am ~ October 26, 2017 11:00 am
Location:
National Press Club First Amendment Lounge 13th Floor Main Level 529 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20045
Speakers:
Victor Cha, David Hawk, Amanda Mortwedt Oh, Roberta Cohen, Stephen Noerper, and Greg Scarlatoiu
Host Organization:

 

Description:

The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) cordially invites you to: ​
THE PARALLEL GULAG:
North Korea's "An-jeon-bu" Prison Camps

Thursday, October 26, 2017
​9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

National Press Club
​First Amendment Lounge
529 14th Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20045

Opening Remarks
Victor Cha, Korea Chair, CSIS

Presenters
David Hawk, Author
Amanda Mortwedt Oh, HRNK

Discussants
Roberta Cohen, Co-Chair Emeritus, HRNK
Stephen Noerper, Senior Director, Korea Society
Moderator: Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director, HRNK

Q&A

Closing Remarks

The event will be on the record. 

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