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One Korea Forum

July 13, 2016: Washington DC, United States
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One Korea Forum and Capitol Hill Briefing

 

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Event Details

                One Korea Forum at John Hopkins SAIS

Wednesday, July 13, 2016  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Johns Hopkins SAIS, Kenney Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036

The Power of Freedom in Addressing the Divided Korean Family - Empowering the Voice of North Korean Defectors

Through their writings and public appearances, North Korean defectors are playing a growing role in the groundwork for re-establishing One Korea. Many work with South Korean civic groups such as Action for Korea United to spread information among the people in the North. Globally, through their often harrowing stories about the reality of life in North Korea, defectors put a human face on reports of humanitarian crises and human rights abuses. Their exposure to the power of freedom has become a driving impetus in the quest for reunification of the Korean family. This forum will feature the testimony of a young North Korean and explore how to more effectively support them.

 

Featured Speakers

  • Dr. Edwin Feulner, Founder, Heritage Foundation
  • Ms. Grace Jo,Vice President, NKinUSA, North Korean Defector
  • Mr. Cheol Hwan Kang, Co-President, Action for Korea United; President, North Korea Strategy Center; North Korean Defector and Author, "Aquariums of Pyongyang"
  • Hon. Choong Whan Kim, Member of Korean National Assembly (17th, 18th); Chairman, Institute for Peaceful Northeast Asia and Unified Korea Institute 
  • Ms. Jenny Town, Assistant Director, US-Korea Institute at SAIS

To RSVP or learn more about this event, please visit  http://uskoreainstitute.org/events/OneKoreaForum 

                                                           Capitol Hill Briefing

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Briefing: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Reception: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Rayburn House Office Building
Foreign Affairs Hearing Room #2255

INTRODUCTIONS
Hon. Matt Salmon, US Congress AZ 5th: Chairman, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
Hon. Charles Rangel, US Congress NY 13th; Korean War Veteran

MODERATOR
Mr. Michael Marshall, Editor Emeritus, United Press International; Senior Research Advisor, Global Peace Foundation

SPEAKERS
Mr. Cheol Hwan Kang, Noth Korean Defector and Author, "Aquariums of Pyongyang," Co-President, Action for Korea United; President, North Korea Strategy Center
Ms. Grace Jo, Vice President, NK in USA, North Korean Defector
Mr. Yon-ho Kim, Senior Researcher, US-Korea Institute at SAIS
 
To RSVP or learn more about this event, please contact Kiersten Tibbetts: ktibbetts@globalpeace.org.
 

 

Events Co-Hosted by the Global Peace Foundation and US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS

Co-Sponsored by Action for Korea United, North Korea Strategy Center, National Unification Advisory Council - Washington, NKinUSA, Global Hanin, and One Korea Foundation