Study Group on North Korean Human Rights - "North Korean Human Rights: Where are we Now?"


Thursday, March 29, 2018, 3:00pm to 4:30pm


Littauer 324 (Fainsod Room), HKS, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

This study group, led by Carr Center Fellow and Inaugural Ambassador for North Korean Human Rights, Jung-Hoon Lee, is open to all. It will meet three times during the spring, 2018 semester:

The first session will feature a talk by Dr. Jung-Hoon Lee, “North Korean Human Rights: Where are we Now?” Dr. Lee's bio is below:

Jung-Hoon LeeJung-Hoon Lee is formerly ROK government’s Inaugural Ambassador for North Korean Human Rights.  Prior to this appointment, he served for three years as Ambassador for Human Rights. As professor of international relations at Yonsei University, he founded the Yonsei Center for Human Liberty, which has played an active role in raising awareness of North Korean human rights violations. The Center currently serves as the headquarter for the Sages Group on North Korean Human Rights. Over the years, Ambassador Lee has advised South Korea’s National Unification Advisory Council, Ministry of Unification, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NSC at the Blue House, National Assembly, and many other government agencies and civic organizations. In the case of MOU, he chaired the Advisory Committee for Humanitarian Affairs. Other main commitments include his role as Chairman of SaveNK, an NGO that helps the defector community, Senior Advisor to the Future Korea Weekly, a current affairs magazine based on Christian and liberal-democratic values, and Vice-Chair of the Supporter’s Group for the ‘House of Sharing’ where several remaining “comfort women” are housed. He has also recently joined the Board of the HRNK as its first international member. His contributions of over a hundred op-ed articles have been compiled into a book published in 2017 – Tongbukah Kyŏkrang ui Hanbokpanesŏ [In the Midst of a Northeast Asian Current]. He received his BA from Tufts University, MALD from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, and D.Phil. from the University of Oxford (St. Antony’s College).