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North Korea’s 7th Party Congress and its Implications

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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

 

 

Speakers

  • James Person

    Global Fellow
    Professor of Korean Studies and Asia Programs, JHU SAIS; Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, SAIS
  • Chad O'Carroll

    Founder of NK News
  • Michael Madden

    Visiting Scholar, U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS; Founder and Editor, North Korea Leadership Watch
  • Alexandre Mansourov

    Adjunct Professor of Korean Studies, U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS