North Korea’s Information and Technology: The Inflow of Foreign Content and the Regime’s Countermeasures


Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 4:00pm to 5:00pm


Virtual Event (Registration Required)

The North Korean regime has traditionally controlled information production, circulation, and consumption. However, over the years, foreign information and content have continued to trickle into the country. This phenomenon has major social and foreign policy implications. Our panelists will discuss how outside actors are getting content into North Korea, how the regime has responded with countermeasures, what kind of macro and micro impact foreign information consumption has on North Korean society, and why these trends are consequential.

The Belfer Center’s Korea Project and the Carr Center’s Technology & Human Rights Program are co-sponsoring this event.

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  • Dr. Jieun Baek | Founder and Co-Director, Lumen & Fellow, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Markus Garlauskas | Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center, Atlantic Council
  • Geum-Hyok Kim | Student, Korea University
  • Nat Kretchun | Vice President for Programs, Open Technology Fund
  • Martyn Williams | Fellow, Stimson Center
  • Dr. John Park (Moderator) | Director, Korea Project, Harvard Belfer Center