On the 9 July, I participated as a discussant to the Summer Conference of the KAIDEC Association (Korea Association of International Development and Cooperation).
Between the 14 and 16 June, I participated to the South Korean Project “Emerging Leaders Fellowship”. This program is provided by the National Institute for Unification Education of the Ministry of Unification of South Korea.
I’m quoted by Yonhap, the South Korean News Agency, regarding the latest fire of a ballistic missile of NK with intercontinental range.
Thae Yong-ho, a NK diplomat based in London, defected from his workplace around two weeks ago. His defection may come as a surprise as he led a comfortable life in UK. Therefore I do presume that his life was in danger in UK.
Suite des articles consacrés aux institutions politiques nord-coréennes. Celui-ci est consacré au département de l’organisation et de la direction du comité central du Parti du Travail Coréen.
Based on a report prepared by the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of Seoul, “according to a December 5th report of North Korea’s propaganda media Uriminzokkiri, the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly reached a decision on November 20 to revise the Act on the Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC).
The Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences, The Department of Asian Cultures is pleased to announce the following Symposium:
The Korean Peninsula in a global context. Opportunities and challenges in the 21st century.
The rising position of the Korean Peninsula in a global context is a challenge for researchers. This seminar is a one-day event featuring panel discussions of scholars engaged in research policy on the Korean Peninsula. We will especially focus on the modern Korean Peninsula after 1945. Topics related to both Koreas are welcomed. The seminar will cover political, economical and cultural issues.
Proposals for roundtable discussions on the above topics are also welcome. We welcome submission of research papers related and not limited to the previous mentioned topics. We kindly invite you to prepare and submit your abstract/proposal in a Word format. After the event, selected texts related to the Symposium topic may be published in Acta Asiatica Varsoviensia, www.iksio.pan.pl/aav
Date of the event: 10th March 2015
Venue: Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures (Polish Academy of Sciences),
Address: 72, Nowy Świat, 00-330 Warsaw – Poland, Room no. 312.
Deadline for the submission of abstracts: January 31, 2015
Deadline for the submission of articles: March 10, 2015
According to the North Korea Intellectual Solidarity movement “Kim Jong-un may have executed one of his closest aides earlier this month Kim Kyong-ok, the First Deputy Director of the Organization and Guidance Department [OGD] of North Korea’s ruling party was executed along with some of his aides.