26 Events

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Conference - Open to the Public

North Korean Cyber Operations: At the Nexus of Geopolitics, Technology, and Policy

Thu., Nov. 3, 2022 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Online

The North Korea Cyber Working Group’s (NK CWG) second annual conference will take a deep dive on the role of technology and geopolitics in North Korean cyber activities, drawing on participants’ expertise and original research. Following the hosts’ welcome, Stanford University Hoover Fellow Jacquelyn Schneider will deliver keynote remarks. Two sets of panelists hailing from academia, government, and the private sector will then convene to lend color to the broader conversation. The first panel will discuss emerging North Korean cyber threats and explore novel approaches to countering them. The second panel will consider the geopolitical implications of North Korean cyber operations, as well as opportunities for international cooperation.

This event is co-sponsored by the Korea Project, the Cyber Project, and the North Korea Cyber Working Group.

The hosts acknowledge the generous support of the SBS Foundation Research Fund at Harvard  Universitys Korea Institute.

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

South Korea's New External Economic Strategies

Tue., Oct. 18, 2022 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

The Korea Project invites members of the Harvard community to join us for an event with Dr. Taeho Bark, the Korea Project's 2022 Senior Visiting Scholar, on his research on South Korean economic statecraft. Dr. Bark, a former ROK Minister for Trade, will be presenting key findings from his forthcoming report titled "South Korea's New External Economic Strategies." Dr. William Overholt, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, will provide discussant remarks.

RSVPs are required for this in-person event open only to members of the Harvard community. Light refreshments will be served. Click here for a map of the Kennedy School.

This event is co-sponsored by the Korea Project, the Korea Institute, and the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government.

A television screen shows a North Korean missile launch.

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Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Understanding North Korea: Strategic Goals, Tactical Actions

Thu., Oct. 13, 2022 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Taubman Building - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

The Korea Project invites members of the Harvard community to join us for an off-the-record event with Sydney Seiler, the National Intelligence Officer for North Korea. This Analytic Tradecraft Series event will focus on Seiler's analytic methodologies for understanding North Korea within the broad context of its worldview, identity, and strategic goals, and how he applies these methodologies to gain insights into the way in which North Korea supports such goals.

RSVPs are required for this in-person event open only to members of the Harvard community. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is co-sponsored by the Korea Project and the Korea Institute.

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Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Exploring the Impact of the Russia-Ukraine War on South Korean Security

Mon., Oct. 3, 2022 | 10:00am - 12:00pm

Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

Join us for a public panel discussion with experts from the Belfer Center and the East Asia Institute on the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on the global security architecture with a specific focus on South Korean security. The group will also assess what the ROK should do to address these security challenges and what role the ROK-U.S. alliance should play regarding the future global and regional security order, especially amid an intensifying U.S.-China rivalry.

RSVPs are required for this in-person event open only to members of the Harvard community. Light refreshments will be served.

Korean Peninsula at night.

NASA

Conference - Open to the Public

3rd Harvard Korean Security Summit: “Korea – A Catalyst of Global Trends”

Tue., July 19, 2022 - Thu., July 21, 2022

Online

During July 19-21, 2022, the Korea Project convened the 3rd Harvard Korean Security Summit. Our theme of “Korea – A Catalyst of Global Trends” explored how quickly various Korea-related functional issues play out with global implications. Korea cases provide unique insights into global trends ranging from ongoing efforts to change leader-level calculus (2017 Korean Missile Crisis) to the ROK’s designs for bolstering tech supply chain resilience to the DPRK’s expanding use of cryptocurrency theft for funding the regime. Dr. Geun Lee (President, Korea Foundation) delivered the Korea Foundation’s Opening Remarks, and Natalie Colbert (Executive Director, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School) delivered the Belfer Center’s Opening Remarks. The Honorable ROK Foreign Minister Dr. Park Jin delivered Congratulatory Remarks. We heard from top researchers of Korean security issues, senior ROK and U.S. practitioners, and next-generation scholars, who provided key findings from their respective research work. ROK Consul General Kijun You delivered Closing Remarks. Through the annual Summit series, the Korea Project continues to advance its mission of growing Korean security studies at Harvard and beyond.

The Belfer Center’s Korea Project acknowledges the generous support of the Korea Foundation.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

The North Korean Model: Using Cyber Capabilities to Blunt Sanctions and Generate Illicit Revenue

Thu., Apr. 28, 2022 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Online

Financially motivated cyber operations, especially cybercrime, represent an increasingly central component of North Korea’s strategy for evading sanctions and generating illicit revenue. In this event, Priscilla Moriuchi and Alex O’Neill will discuss ongoing trends and future expectations for North Korean financially motivated cyber operations, as well as O’Neill’s recent report, Cybercriminal Statecraft.

This event is co-sponsored by the Korea Project and the Cyber Project.

North Korean missiles showcased during a military parade in January 2021.

Associated Press

Seminar - Open to the Public

In Defense of a Bold U.S. Approach toward North Korea

Wed., June 30, 2021 | 3:30pm

Online

Join us as former ROK Foreign Minister Young-kwan Yoon provides an overview of the key findings and policy recommendations from his research as the Korea Project’s inaugural Senior Visiting Scholar.

The Belfer Center’s Korea Project acknowledges the generous support of the Korea Foundation.