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Staff of the Pyongyang Primary School No. 4 spray disinfectant in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

North Korea During Covid-19: Implications on Security, Human Rights, and Foreign Policy

Fri., Dec. 10, 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Online

On International Human Rights Day, Dr. Jieun Baek will moderate a conversation with two high-profile North Korean escapees who will share their assessments and implications of the current situation in North Korea during this Covid-19 era. Mr. Ri Jong-Ho, a former senior economic official in North Korea, and his son Hyun-Seung Lee will discuss how North Korea has been affected due to Covid-19 lockdowns, and the short- and long-term implications of North Korea’s self-quarantining on human rights, security, and trade in North Korea. They will also share their recommendations on what the US government could consider regarding its North Korea policy, as well as their hopes and vision for North Korea’s future.