Washington, D.C. has the highest concentration of North Korean studies in the English-speaking world. Between 2001 and 2020, 28 PhDs were awarded in North Korea from the seven surrounding universities. It is also home to a number of institutes and researchers whose focus is North Korea.
This semester, we are bringing together researchers and representatives of research organizations who have been studying North Korea for many years. We designed this series to hear their thoughts on North Korea, their strategies, and to get a sense of what's happening in North Korea research around Washington, D.C.
A 38 North Deep Dive: North Korea’s Approach to Science and Technology Development
As a hard target country, getting information about North Korea’s domestic affairs can be a daunting task. Over the past two years, 38 North conducted a deep dive study examining North Korea’s internal debates and scholarly discourse about economic policymaking. Late last year, we launched a new project seeking to gain insights into the country’s approach to science and technology. Studying these key domestic priorities can help enhance understanding of Pyongyang’s strategic priorities and direction and help uncover areas of potential future cooperation.
Jenny Town (Director of Stimson’s 38 North Program)
Jenny Town is a Senior Fellow at the Stimson Center and the Director of Stimson’s 38 North Program. She is the former Assistant Director of the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
She serves on the Editorial Board for Inkstick, an online foreign policy journal for emerging scholars. She was named one of Worth Magazine’s “Groundbreakers 2020: 50 Women Changing the World” and one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business in 2019 for her role in co-founding and managing the 38 North website, which provides policy and technical analysis on North Korea. She holds a BA in East Asian Studies and International Relations from Westmar University and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.
To participate, please register in advance. Registration: https://fu-berlin.webex.com/weblink/register/r4a0ffed5e5a50193f5ae384d45b1e169
Zeit & Ort
13.06.2023 | 14:15 - 15:45
Dr. Hojye Kang (hojye.kang[at]fu-berlin.de)