How can the international community effectively engage the DPRK?

2014 Student Conference on the DPRK, Harvard University, United States of America


07:20 AM  Registration, Information, and Press Check-In

08:00 AM  Opening Remarks by representatives of Harvard Medical School Students for Global Health and Harvard Kennedy School North Korea Study Group

08:15 AM  Panel 1_Economic Engagement

   Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein (moderator), John Hopkins SAIS, United States


   Economic and Other Engagement with North Korea - the Case of Germany

   Friedrich Lohr, Former German Ambassador to DPRK, 2005-2007


   Economic Engagement with North Korea: Lessons from Experience and Considerations Going Forward

   Bradley Babson, Chair of the DPRK Economic Forum at the US-Korea Institute, Johns Hopkins SAIS


   Calculating a Return on Economic Engagement in the DPRK

   Seung-Hee Nah, Founder and Managing Partner, Washington Partners for Development and Finance

10:15 AM  Panel 2_Humanitarian Engagement

   Sabine Burghart (moderator), Lecturer and PhD candidate, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna

   Human Security in North Korea and International Response

   Scott Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy, Council of Foreign Relations

   The UN Operations in DPRK

   Jerome Sauvage, Former UN Coordinator to DPRK 2010-2013



   Keith Luse, Executive Director, The National Committee on North Korea

12:45 PM  Panel 3_Education-based Engagement

   Katharine H.S. Moon (moderator), Senior fellow at the Brookings Center for East Asia Policy Studies

   Capacity Building for Civil Society?

   Fredrick Carriere, PCI Senior Fellow, Korean Peninsula Affairs Center, Syracuse University

   Women in Business

   Desmond Lim, Associate at Choson Exchange

   PUST - Why It Is There?

   Christine Chon, Professor, Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST)


03:00 PM  Panel 4_Health-based Engagement

   Elizabeth Park (moderator), Korean American Medical Student Association

   Division of Medical Sciences, Pyongyang University of Science and Technology: An Introduction

   Charlie Sands, Dean, Pyongyang University of Science and Technology School of Public Health

   KAMA North Korea Doctor to Doctor Initiative

   Kee Park, Chair, Korean American Medical Association (KAMA) & World Korean Medical Organization Global Outreach Program


   Public health initiatives: vaccine preventable cancers in DPRK

   Lu-Yu Hwang, Professor, University of Texas HSC-Houston, School of Public Health

04:30 - 05:30PM  Student Discussion Group 1

   Critically Engaging the Proliferation of International Justice Norms: Contextualizing an Acculturation-Mechanism Approach to Socialisation

   Adam Knight, Macquarie University, Australia (room: Belfer)

   Remittances as Engagement? Vectors of Power, Resistance & Social Change

   Joowon Park, American University Washington DC, United States (room: Tsai)

   Divided Upon Unification: a Study of the Korean Unification Survey

   Marie-Pier Baril, University of British Columbia, Canada (room: S354)

   Is China Holding a Lukewarm Attitude towards DPRK's Special Economic Zones?

   Théo Clément, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon and Sciences Po Lyon, France (room: S250)

05:30 - 06:30PM  Student Discussion Group 2

   China’s Window on North Korea

   Andrew Taffer, Tufts University, United States (S354)

   How Dependent Are North Koreans on the State?

   Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein, John Hopkins SAIS, United States (Room: Belfer)

   North Koreans in the American Imagination, 1950-1979

   Brandon Gauthier, Fordham University, United States (S250)

   A medical student experience in North Korea and call for solidarity

   Elizabeth Park, Boston University, School of Medicine, United States (room: Tsai)

06:30 PM  Closing Remark