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