Roberta Cohen

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Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy

Roberta Cohen is a nonresident senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. The co-founder and former co-director of the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, Cohen is a specialist in human rights, humanitarian, and refugee issues, and a leading expert on internally displaced persons and on human rights conditions in North Korea. | View Full Bio

  • In the News

    If this [women's peace] group doesn't step up and incorporate some concerns about who they are dealing with, then they will definitely reinforce the legitimacy of the North Korean regime.

    May 1, 2015, Roberta Cohen, The Washington Post
  • Opinion | 38 North

    April 21, 2015

  • In the News

    The North Korean regime is threatened by anyone preaching Christianity. They look upon Christianity as undermining the Kim dynasty.

    March 4, 2015, Roberta Cohen, Christian Science Monitor
  • In the News

    The North Korean regime has been very rattled by the UN Commission of Inquiry report, its findings and its recommendations that there should be accountability at the highest level of the North Korean government."

    March 4, 2015, Roberta Cohen, NK News
  • Opinion | New York Times

    January 28, 2015

  • In the News

    I think they [North Korean leaders] are afraid first of all of the legitimacy of this government.

    November 18, 2014, Roberta Cohen, CNN
  • In the News

    It’s always been assumed that [North Korean leaders] are impervious to human rights criticism, but I believe that we’ve now seen that that’s not the case.

    November 14, 2014, Roberta Cohen, PRI
  • In the News

    [While UN cooperation with North Korea on human rights should be pursued] it cannot be used to barter away and gut the text of a U.N. resolution based on the COI findings and recommendations for accountability.

    October 29, 2014, Roberta Cohen, ABC News

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