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KEI Contrtibutor

Should the international community suspend advocacy for human rights in favor of cooperation with odious regimes to fight the COVID-19 pandemic? This appears upon first glance like a trade-off, but…

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Since Kim Jong-un came to power in late 2011, North Korea has been experiencing a “logistics revolution” in mobile telecommunications and commercial transportation. The interplay between the two is helping to empower unofficial markets in North Korea as merchants are increasingly relying on cell phones for real-time prices and new private shipping and delivery methods. It is also greatly increasing the mobility of people, goods, and information to levels never before seen in the country.    Please join KEI and HRNK for a presentation by Yonho Kim on how these technological advancements are changing the lives of the average North Korean citizen and a discussion of the possible implications.

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Mr. Jang Jin-sung, author of Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escappee – A Look Inside North Korea, believes that elite families control various aspects of North Korea's market. This is likely to set the stage for inter-generational conflict. Mr. Jang considers that the likelihood of internal conflict will be higher as elites are increasingly forced to choose between "Kim and mammon."

 

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Topic: Human Rights, Economy, North Korea, Markets

In mid-October, KEI will visit the University of Dayton to host a University Program and Six Party Talks Simulation.

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October 2014
Greg Scarlatoiu, Blaine Harden, Clare Hubbard

The Korea Economic Institute and the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, will host a program on North Korea at the opening night of You For Me For You, a play written by Mia Chung on two North Korean sisters who, facing starvation, make a bargain with a smuggler to flee to the United States. 

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November 2012
Nicholas Hamisevicz, Greg Scarlatoiu, Mia Chung, Playwright of You for Me for You, Kongdan (Katy) Oh

For much of the past month, the world has sat transfixed as the Arab World has begun to transform before our eyes. Having started in Tunisia, the call for political…

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Region: Asia
Location: Korea, South

From Kia, with Love: Korean Greenfield Investment Revives a Community On Friday, February 26, in a flashy rock concert atmosphere, a much awaited and well attended ribbon cutting ceremony took…

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May 2011

Beginning of Korea-India Relations, Shrouded in Legend Every year, India traditionally invites a foreign head of state to attend the anniversary of the establishment of the Indian Republic in 1950.…

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Region: Asia
Location: Korea, South, India

May 2011

U.S. citizens from many walks of life had the unusual opportunity in early September to hear from and interact with the two ambassadors responsible for maintaining the critical U.S.-Korea relationship.…

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May 2011