Korea Club | North Korean Refugee Settlement in the ROK: An Update

 
Date & Time: 
Wed, 04/05/2017 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Woo Lae Oak Korean Restaurant
8240 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182
Description: 

  

 Korea Club 
Wednesday |  April 5, 2017
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 North Korean Refugee Settlement in the ROK:
An Update

Guest Speaker: 

Kwang-joo Sohn

Woo Lae Oak Korean Restaurant
8240 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182

 

Kwang-joo Sohn is the President of Korea Hana Foundation (North Korean Refugees Foundation), an organization established under the ROK Ministry of Unification. Previously, Mr. Sohn led the DailyNK Korea Unification Strategy Institute and served as the chief editor for the DailyNK. He also led the Ideology Research Center, Institute for International Affairs Research, ROK National Intelligence Service (NIS), was a member of the NIS Unification Policy Institute Research Committee, and of the advisory committee of the 17th Presidential Transition Team in 2008. Mr. Sohn has been a member of the Network for North Korean Democracy and Human Rights since 2007. A former reporter for the Dong-A Daily, Mr. Sohn holds a BA in French language and literature from Korea University and completed the Graduate School of North Korean Studies at Kyungnam University. For two years, he studied under Hwang Jang-yeop, former president of Kim Il-sung University and most senior North Korean defector to the ROK. He has authored numerous articles and columns as well as six books on the inner workings of the Kim regime.

Please note, this EVENT WILL BE OFF THE RECORD.
 

PROGRAM DETAILS

The reception will begin at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner at 7:00 pm, and the speaker’s presentation and Q & A session. The program will conclude at 9:00 pm. The cost of the dinner is $25.00, payable at the door by either check or cash.

RSVP is required for this program. Seating is limited. To register for this program or for further questions, please e-mail your confirmation to Sang Kim, Director of Public Affairs, at sk@keia.org.


WOO LAE OAK RESTAURANT IN TYSONS CORNER

The evening program will be held at Woo Lae Oak Korean restaurant in Tysons Corner—see address above. The program will start at 6:30 pm with a cash bar, set up inside the Korea Club conference room on the 1st floor of the restaurant. For more information on Woo Lae Oak, please take a few minutes to visit the restaurant’s website:  http://www.woolaeoak.com.

 

FOR DRIVERS

Woo Lae Oak is conveniently located in the heart of Tysons Corner. If you need assistance locating the restaurant, please call the restaurant (703-827-7300). Ample free parking is available in the restaurant’s multi-story parking garage.


FOR METRO RIDERS

Silver Line stop at Greensboro Metro Station. The restaurant is located just south of Greensboro Metro Station. Upon arriving at Greensboro Metro Station, please exit using the West Entrance Exit. For step-by-step directions, please use  http://wmata.com.

 

         Korea Club Directors

              Jim Kelman                            Greg Scarlatoiu                  Sang Kim
Meridian International Center                HRNK                               KEI  

                     (703) 568-6987                          (202) 499-7973                 (202) 464-1985

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