Public Event in Toronto: North Korea — New Leadership, New Hope?


HanVoice is very excited to announce that it will be hosting a Panel Discussion focusing on the legacy of Kim Jong-Il and the future of North Korea post-Kim Jong Il.

The event will provide unique perspectives from local MP Barry Devolin; HanVoice’s Executive Director, Randall Baran-Chong; CanKor columnist, Jack Kim; a member of the North Korean refugee community; and a representative from Canada’s academic community. The discussion aims to act as a platform from which the creation of new dialogue, initiatives and ideas can be shared and exchanged by viewpoints from key stakeholders, including policymakers, members of the press, academics, members of the human rights community, and the public.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • How will Kim Jong Il be remembered?
  • How did he compare to his father, Kim Il Sung?
  • Were the tears of North Koreans genuine?
  • Who is Kim Jong Un and what do we know about him?
  • How does his ascent compare to his father’s?
  • Will things be worse or better under Kim Jong Un?
  • How might the world, and in particular, Canada respond to the new regime?

Date: Saturday, 28 January 2012

Time: 2-4pm

Location: University of Toronto Munk School for Global Affairs (Campbell Conference Facility)

Admission: FREE

One Response to “Public Event in Toronto: North Korea — New Leadership, New Hope?”

  1. Jim Vav Says:

    I hope it will be videotaped


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: