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Korea Economic Institute of America Presents:

The Neglected North Korean Crisis: Women’s Rights

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August 25th 10:00am - 11:00am EST

Sea Young (Sarah) Kim

Visiting Scholar
Korea Economic Institute of America

Sea Young (Sarah) Kim is a Contributing Author at the Korea Economic Institute of America and a Ph.D. student in international cooperation at Yonsei University. She is also currently a Visiting Scholar for the U.S.-South Korea Cooperation in Southeast Asia...

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Leif-Eric Easley

Associate Professor of International Studies
Ewha Womans University

Leif-Eric Easley is Associate Professor of International Studies at Ewha University in Seoul.  He teaches international security and political economics. His research includes U.S.-ROK-Japan trilateral coordination on engaging China and North Korea, and the geopolitical implications of domestic transitions (especially in...

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Robert King

Non-Resident Fellow
Korea Economic Institute of America

Ambassador Robert King is currently a Non-Resident Fellow at the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) and a Senior Advisor to the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Prior to joining KEI, he was the Special...

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North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs receive much of the international community’s attention, often relegating the issue of human rights to the sidelines. Despite North Korea’s constitutional promise of gender equality, women face discrimination, pervasive harassment and extensive violation of their rights by the regime. Meanwhile, the significant role they play in marketizing the economy and liberalizing society is underestimated.

Please join KEI for a discussion of new research from Sea Young (Sarah) Kim and Leif-Eric Easley on women’s rights in North Korea and opportunities for engaging change agents in the world’s most isolated state.

Also, please consider reading:

SeaYoung Kim and Leif-Eric Easley, “The Neglected North Korean Crisis: Women’s Rights,” Ethics & International Affairs, Vol. 35, No. 1 (Spring 2021), pp. 19-29; https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ethics-and-international-affairs/article/abs/neglected-north-korean-crisis-womens-rights/9D77730BC5288E430E49535EC7309759

Leif-Eric Easley and SeaYoung Kim, “Utilizing Artificial Intelligence to Improve Women’s Rights in North Korea,” NK News, July 2021; https://www.nknews.org/2021/07/utilizing-artificial-intelligence-to-improve-womens-rights-in-north-korea/