July 02, 2020
On July 2, 2020, HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu gave a presentation to the Goodwin House residents. The Q&A discussion was led by Al Anderson, Rob Warne, and Walter Lundy. Executive Director Scarlatoiu addressed the nature and dynamics of the Kim dynasty in North Korea. He discussed the Kim regime's fundamental strategic objectives as well as the history and prospects of US-North Korea and inter-Korean diplomacy. Scarlatoiu touched upon current inter-Korean tensions and the response of South Korea's Moon government. He also discussed the prospects for North Korea policy under a second Trump or a Biden administration.
June 17, 2020
On June 17, 2020, HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu moderated a conversation with The Honorable Michael Kirby, former Chief Commissioner of the UN Commission of Inquiry on human rights in the DPRK. Justice Kirby and Executive Director Scarlatoiu addressed the post-UN COI state of human rights in North Korea and measures needed to bring about improvement.
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December 18, 2019
On December 18, 2019, HRNK launched its latest report, "Digital Trenches: North Korea's Information Counter-Offensive" by Martyn Williams. Introductory keynote remarks were given by Ambassador Robert King, Former U.S. Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues. Martyn Williams, author of "Digital Trenches: North Korea’s Information Counter-Offensive" presented his finding from the report. Discussants included Michael C. Anderson (Major, USMC (ret.)), Thomas Barker (Partner, Co-Chair, Healthcare Practice, Foley Hoag LLP and Board Member, HRNK), and David Maxwell (Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Board Member, HRNK). The panel was moderated by Greg Scarlatoiu (Executive Director, HRNK).
May 03, 2019
The families of abducted individuals in North Korea shared their efforts in trying to learn the fate of their loved ones and urged the governments of Japan, South Korea and the U.S. to keep putting pressure on the DPRK. One of the participants was Cindy Warmbier, mother of Otto Warmbier—a college student who was imprisoned in North Korea and released back to the U.S. in a vegetative state and later died. She said the North Korean regime had “no respect for human beings.” A second panel of government officials from the House, Senate and Japanese government discussed the efforts and legislation in place to deal with the North Korean abductions.
April 26, 2019
HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu on i24 News Stateside on Friday, April 26, 2019.
February 06, 2019
i24 News Interviews HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu on February 6, 2019 at 9:20 p.m. EST.
October 29, 2018
Prior to the summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, the international community underscored the need to raise human rights concerns in negotiations with North Korea. Despite President Trump’s focus on North Korea’s human rights challenges at the State of the Union and notable meetings with North Korean refugees, human rights were seemingly left out of the conversation in Singapore. Since that time, the U.S. government has said little on human rights issues and reports from South Korea indicate that human rights are not a priority there either. The prospect of a second summit between Trump and Kim is an opportunity where the administration can and should express concerns over Kim Jong-un’s egregious human rights track record. Join us for a conversation on how and why raising human rights issues advances U.S. national security objectives.
June 10, 2018
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May 07, 2018
HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu on CNN on May 7, 2018.
April 21, 2018
HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu on Al Jazeera on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
March 09, 2018
HRNK Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu on i24 News on March 9, 2018.
August 16, 2017
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