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North Korea’s 7th Party Congress: Historical Patterns and Expectations

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After a 36-year hiatus, North Korea’s ruling party, the Korean Workers' Party (KWP), is scheduled to hold its 7th Congress in early May. Join the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy for "North Korea’s 7th Party Congress: Historical Patterns and Expectations," featuring Robert Carlin, Visiting Scholar at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and James Person, Coordinator of the Wilson Center’s Korea Center, as they reflect on the evolving function of party congresses in North Korea and discuss what we might expect from the meeting.

At the event, the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy will also release a new collection of translated documents on KWP congresses from the archives of North Korea’s former communist allies.

Panelists Include:

  • James F. Person

Coordinator, Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 

  • Robert Carlin

Visiting Scholar, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University

Moderated By:

  • Robert Hathaway, Public Policy Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars