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Korea Club with Suzanne Scholte
Date and Time:
December 10, 2014 06:30 pm ~ December 10, 2014 09:00 pm
Location:
Woo Lae Oak Korean Restaurant 8240 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182
Speakers:
Suzanne Scholte
Host Organization:

 

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The Korea Foundation and Korea Club

invite you to a year-end celebration with


 

Guest Speaker:

 

Suzanne Scholte
President

Defense Forum Foundation (DFF)

Co-Vice-Chair

Committee on Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK)

 

Congratulatory Remarks by:

 

Hyun-seok Yu
President

The Korea Foundation

 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Woo Lae Oak Korean Restaurant

8240 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182

 

The year-end celebration of the Korea Foundation Washington, D.C. Office and the Korea Club was held on Wednesday, December 10, Human Rights Day. We were honored to have as our guest speakers: Suzanne Scholte, President of DFF and Co-Vice-Chair of HRNK, who gave a presentation titled "North Korean Human Rights: From Denial to the UN Security Council" and Hyun-seok Yu, President of The Korea Foundation, who gave congratulatory remarks. In addition, we had a special cultural performance at the end of the program.

 

 

 

Suzanne Scholte

 

Suzanne Scholte is President of the Defense Forum Foundation (DFF), a non-profit educational foundation that sponsors programs on national security, foreign affairs and human rights issues. She is also Co-Vice-Chair of the Committee for Human Rights in NorthKorea (HRNK).

 

Human rights in North Korea has been a major focus for the DFF since 1996, when Scholte launched a project to bring defectors from North Korea to the United States to speak out publicly for the first time about conditions in North Korea. Since 1996, DFF has hosted over 57 defectors including North Korea’s highest ranking defector, Hwang Jang-yop, Colonel Choi Joo-hwal, diplomat Ko Young-hwan, as well as survivors of the political prison camps Kang Chul-hwan and Ahn Hyok. 

 

Ms. Scholte organized and testified before the first hearing ever held on North Korea’s political prison camps in 1999 and continues to work closely with Members of Congress on hearings to address North Korea human rights issues. Scholte also chairs the North KoreaFreedom Coalition and North Korea Freedom Week to promote awareness and encourage action on this issue.

 

 

 

 

Hyun-seok Yu

 

Dr. Hyun-seok Yu currently serves as president of the Korea Foundation. Before joining the Foundation in May 2013, he taught international relations as professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Kyung Hee University. Dr. Yu also served as professor at the Department of International Relations, Chung-Ang University, member of Evaluation Committee of the Prime Minister’s Office, member of Evaluation Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and member of Policy Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Unification. He graduated from Yonsei University (B.A in Political Science) and University of Colorado, Boulder (M.A. in Political Science). In 1995, he got his Ph. D. degree from Northwestern University.

 

 

 

 

Seayoun Lee

Director of the Washington D.C. Office

Korea Foundation

 

and

 

Jim Kelman (KUSCO)         Greg Scarlatoiu (HRNK)             Linda Butcher (KEI)
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Korea Club Directors

 

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Embargoed until 12:01 a.m. February 25, 2021. 

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