Past Event

After Kim Jong-il: Can We Hope for Better Human Rights Protection in North Korea?

On October 27, the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS) hosted a presentation by Kim Kwangjin, visiting fellow at the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, of his report on North Korean succession and human rights issues. Mr. Kim defected from North Korea in 2003, and was previously manager of North Korea’s Northeast Asia Bank in Singapore and representative of the Korea National Insurance Corporation. This discussion also featured Roberta Cohen of Brookings, Bruce Klingner of the Heritage Foundation and Chuck Downs, executive director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea.

CNAPS Director Richard Bush introduced Mr. Kim and provided opening remarks.


Introduction and Moderator

Keynote Speaker


Kim Kwangjin

Visiting Fellow, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea



Chuck Downs

Executive Director, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea


Bruce Klingner

Senior Research Fellow, Northeast Asia - The Heritage Foundation

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