3:00 pm EST - 5:00 pm EST

Past Event

Turning Back the Clock: Attempts to Reclaim Control in North Korea after 2004

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Johns Hopkins SAIS
Rome Auditorium

1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

The 1994-2004 period in North Korean can be seen as a time of de-Stalinization from below. In spite of the government’s unwillingness to introduce meaningful reforms, the hyper-Stalinist system slowly disintegrated.

However, recent events clearly indicate that since 2004, the North Korean government has been trying to re-establish control over society and reverse the changes that happened in the decade after Kim Il Sung’s death.