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Korea Economic Institute of America Presents:

Korea Club | North Korea and North Korean Human Rights

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Event Date

November 16th, 2015 12:00pm - 12:00am ET

Event Description

About the Speaker

Dr. Chanil An is President of the North Korea Research Center in Seoul, Korea. He received his B.A. in Political Science and Diplomacy from Korea University. He also graduated with an M.A. in Political Science from Korea University. Having escaped North Korea in 1979, he became the first North Korean defector ever to receive his Ph.D. from South Korea (political science, Konkuk University).

Dr. An worked at the National Intelligence Service. He also served as a member of the Political Advisory Committee of the Ministry of National Defense. He is Adjunct Professor at the Department of Political Science at Chung-Ang University, and has served as President of the World Federation of North Korean Refugees (WINK). Dr. An has also served as Vice-Chairman of the North Korean Human Rights & Abductees Committee of the Saenuri Party, South Korea.

Dr. An serves on the Advisory Committee of the National Unification Advisory Council, as a member of the Advisory Committee on the National Human Rights Commission of Korea, and as a member of the Advisory Committee of the International Law Enforcement Coalition.