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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.
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Ground Truth Briefing: What’s Happening Inside North Korea?
Images and insights from inside the DPRK: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have transformed his image from Hermit King to diplomatic statesman by stepping out onto the world stage in 2018 and 2019. But in 2020, with few Americans traveling to Pyongyang due to years In this briefing, Wilson Center scholars and experts who have spent considerable time on the ground in North Korea discuss what’s happening inside North Korea, both in politics and in public health, and assess the impact of COVID-19 on North Korea’s economy, its people and nuclear negotiations with the United States.Learn More
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Jean H. Lee
Director, Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy
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