North Korea: A Virtual Reality

2019 PNKHR Annual Intercollegiate Conference

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Whig Senate Chamber
Event Category: 
Co-sponsored Event

PNKHR has held an intercollegiate North Korean Human Rights conference every year since 2013, attracting hundreds of students from both Princeton and tens of other participating colleges/universities. Our conference has drawn significant attention from South Korean media and been sponsored by the South Korean Consulate General in NY.  Our 2019 conference is themed North Korea: A Virtual Reality. We will look at various aspects of reality in North Korea, including human rights, international relations, and de-nuclearization.

This year’s conference will feature an interactive VR booth which will show Pyongyang in VR, filmed by Marcus Olsson from SceneThere.

Our confirmed speakers are:

  • Chol-hwan Kang: internationally renowned North Korean defector and human rights activist who was imprisoned in the Yodok concentration camp for 10 years and escaped to China in 1992. Author of The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag, and the founder and the president of the North Korea Strategy Center (NKSC).

  • David Hawk: former Executive Director of Amnesty International, USA, former United Nations human rights official in charge of the Cambodia Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

  • Stephen Noerper: Korea Society senior director for policy and education, adjunct professor in East Asian studies at Columbia University, and current senior advisor to the United Nations program in Northeast Asia.

There will also be a lunchtime discussion with Professor Steven Chung, who teaches "EAS 349: North Korean Imaginaries" at Princeton University.

If you would like to attend, please register as soon as possible:

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