Study Group on North Korean Human Rights - "My Life in North Korea: An Account by Joseph Kim"


Thursday, April 5, 2018, 3:00pm to 4:30pm


Tabuman 520 (Nye B), HKS, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

This study group, led by Carr Center Fellow, Jung-Hoon Lee, is open to all. It will meet three times during the spring, 2018 semester:

The second session will feature a talk by Joseph Kim, “My Life in North Korea: An Account by Joseph Kim.” Mr. Kim's bio is below:

Joseph KimJoseph Kim was born in 1990 and grew up during the famine in North Korea. After his father died of starvation, his mother and sister went to China. He was left homeless, living on the streets and having to steal and beg to survive. He eventually escaped to China where he connected with an international NGO called Liberty in North Korea (LiNK), who helped him on his journey to freedom, resettling in the United States in 2007 as a refugee.
Joseph is a former America Needs You Fellow and Council of Korean Americans Fellow. This past summer, Joseph interned at CSIS Korea Chair under Dr. Victor Cha as a research intern.
Today he is studying political studies at Bard College and has become an advocate for the North Korean people, having spoken at TED Global and the UN. In 2015, he published a memoir titled “Under the Same Sky.”