Study Group on North Korean Human Rights - "From Pyongyang to Pyongchang and Back: Engagement, Security, and Human Rights"


Wednesday, April 11, 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, Jung-Hoon Lee, is open to all. It will meet three times during the spring, 2018 semester:

The third session will feature a talk by Greg Scarlatoiu, "From Pyongyang to Pyongchang and Back: Engagement, Security, and Human Rights" Mr. Scarlatoiu's bio is below:

Greg ScarlatoiuGreg Scarlatoiu is the Executive Director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) in Washington, D.C. He has coordinated 18 HRNK publications addressing North Korea’s human rights situation and the operation of its regime. He is a visiting professor at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul as well as instructor and coordinator of the Korean Peninsula and Japan class at the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service Institute (FSI). Scarlatoiu is vice president of the executive board of the International Council on Korean Studies (ICKS). Prior to HRNK, Scarlatoiu was with the Korea Economic Institute (KEI) in Washington, D.C. He has over six years of experience in international development, on projects funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank. For fourteen years, he has authored and broadcast a weekly Korean language column to North Korea for Radio Free Asia. A seasoned lecturer on Korean issues, Scarlatoiu is a frequent commentator for CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, Voice of America, and Radio Free Asia. He has published op-eds and letters to the editor in The Washington Post and The New York Times. He has published academic papers with The Hanns Seidel Foundation, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies, and the International Journal of Korean Studies. He has appeared as an expert witness at several Congressional hearings. He holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School, Tufts University, and a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts from Seoul National University’s Department of International Relations. He completed the MIT XXI Seminar for U.S. national security leaders in 2016-2017. Mr. Scarlatoiu was awarded the title ‘Citizen of Honor, City of Seoul,’ in January 1999. Scarlatoiu is fluent in Korean, French, and Romanian. A native of Romania born and raised under that country’s communist regime, Scarlatoiu is a naturalized U.S. citizen.