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North Korea's Organization and Guidance Department: The Control Tower of Human Rights Denial
Date and Time:
September 18, 2019 02:00 pm ~ September 18, 2019 03:30 pm
Location:
AEI Auditorium, 1789 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036
Speakers:
Robert Collins, Nicholas Eberstadt, Markus Garlauskas, and Greg Scarlatoiu
Host Organization:

 

Description:

North Korea is the world’s most repressive state — and the Organization and Guidance Department (OGD) is the key apparatus in Pyongyang’s administration of tyranny. The OGD may be little known in the United States, but, according to North Korean defector Jang Jin-sung, it is “the only entity that actually matters when it comes to decision-making or policy-making” in the Kim family regime. What exactly is the OGD, how does it operate, and why do North Korea watchers, American policymakers, and human rights activists need to know about it?

Robert M. Collins lifts the veil on this ominous apparatus in the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea’s new report “Organization and Guidance Department: Control Tower of Human Rights Denial.” Please join AEI’s Nicholas Eberstadt for a panel discussion on the report and the latest research about the OGD.

Agenda

1:45 PM
Registration

2:00 PM
Welcome:
Nicholas Eberstadt, AEI

2:05 PM
Introductory remarks:
Greg Scarlatiou, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

2:15 PM
Remarks:
Robert M. Collins, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

2:35 PM
Panelists:
Robert M. Collins, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea
Markus V. Garlauskas, US Government
David Maxwell, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies

Moderator:
Nicholas Eberstadt, AEI

3:30 PM
Adjournment

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