Online Forums: International Efforts to Improve North Korean Human Rights: Research, Policy, and Advocacy
In order to create wider exposure of the human rights problems in North Korea, the European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea is set to host three related online forums. The forums, hosted via our website (www.eahrnk.org/streaming), will focus on the roles of research, policy, and advocacy in improving North Korean human rights.
These three topics were decided upon due to the importance of their roles in increasing awareness of North Korean human rights and for improving humanitarian conditions in the country. The three activities play a vital role in helping us understand better what North Korea is, who are North Koreans are, and what North Koreans want. Over three online events, we will explore how research is helping demystify North Korea, what policies might work in improving conditions in the country, and what activities can help drive those changes.
Session 1 – “Demystifying North Korea: An Online Round Table on Research of North Korean Human Rights” – is to be held at 10am GMT on Monday, 25th of November. The round table will feature Chung Soomin (DPhil candidate, University of Oxford), Christopher Green (Daily NK, Sino-NK, and PhD candidate, University of Cambridge), and Kim Insung (Database Center for North Korean Human Rights).
Session 2 – “International Policies toward North Korea: Options and Lessons” – is to be held at 7pm GMT on Monday, 2nd of December. The panelists for this forum are Professor Stephan Haggard (University of California, San Diego) and Scott Snyder (Center for Foreign Relations)
Session 3 – “International Advocacy for North Korean Human Rights: Methods, Activities, and Participation” – is to be held at 7pm GMT on Monday, 9th of December. The panelists for this forum are Adrian Hong (Pegasus Strategies), Gilad Cohen (Jayu: The North Korean Human Rights Film Festival), and Randall Baran-Chong (HanVoice)
Each session will also benefit from interaction from around the globe as we will incorporate viewers’ questions during a Q&A time. Viewers can submit questions beforehand to any or all of the panelists via firstname.lastname@example.org You can also submit questions during the event via Twitter using #EAHRNKforum
The three forums are the launch of our use of online channels to foster interest in North Korean human rights. There will be events held on a monthly basis over the next year.
EAHRNK Online Forums: International Efforts to Improve North Korean Human Rights: Research, Policy, and Advocacy
Dates: 25th of November (10am GMT), 2nd of December (7pm GMT), and 9th of December (7pm GMT)