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North Korea’s 7th Party Congress and its Implications

Join the Hyundai Motor–Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy and the National Committee on North Korea for a discussion of North Korea's recent Seventh Party Congress and its implications. Panelists will assess the event's implications for North Korea's ruling institutions and personnel, discuss what it might portend for Pyongyang's domestic policies and external relations, and look at the Party Congress in its historical context. Held for the first time since 1980, North Korea's Party Congress invoked symbols of continuity with both the country's recent policies and its earlier practices under Kim Il Sung.

Date & Time

Monday
May. 23, 2016
2:00pm – 3:30pm ET

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Join the Hyundai Motor–Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy, the National Committee on North Korea, and the Korea Society for a discussion of North Korea's recent Seventh Party Congress and its implications. Panelists will assess the event's implications for North Korea's ruling institutions and personnel, discuss what it might portend for Pyongyang's domestic policies and external relations, and look at the Party Congress in its historical context. Held for the first time since 1980, North Korea's Party Congress invoked symbols of continuity with both the country's recent policies and its earlier practices under Kim Il Sung. 

Panelists

  • Dr. James F. Person, Coordinator, Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Chad O'Carroll, Founder and Chief Correspondent, NK News
  • Michael Madden, Visiting Scholar, U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS; Founder and Editor, North Korea Leadership Watch

Moderated by

  • Dr. Alexandre Mansourov, Adjunct Professor of Korean Studies, U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS


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Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy

The Center for Korean History and Public Policy was established in 2015 with the generous support of the Hyundai Motor Company and the Korea Foundation to provide a coherent, long-term platform for improving historical understanding of Korea and informing the public policy debate on the Korean peninsula in the United States and beyond.  Read more

History and Public Policy Program

The History and Public Policy Program makes public the primary source record of 20th and 21st century international history from repositories around the world, facilitates scholarship based on those records, and uses these materials to provide context for classroom, public, and policy debates on global affairs.  Read more

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