International Human Rights: North Korea, China and the UN

event_image Event offered by:
NYU School of Law's US-ASIA Law Institute
The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea
Foreign Policy Association

Event Details

Date:
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
1:30 PM - 7:00 PM 
Location:
NYU School of Law's Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY
Event type
Conference  

Event Description

Please RSVP to michael.chenkin@nyu.edu

 

1:30 pm                       WELCOME REMARKS

Jerome CohenProfessor and Co-Director, US-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law; Adjunct Senior Fellow for Asia, Council on Foreign Relations

Greg ScarlatoiuExecutive Director, The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

1:40 pm                       THE CURRENT CONTEXT

                                    Keynote: An Overview: The DPRK and the World

Stephen Bosworth, Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Chairman, US-Korea Institute, Johns Hopkins University; Former US Ambassador to South Korea, US Special Representative for North Korea Policy; Dean, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University

       Comment: Are We Prisoners of Korean History?

Charles Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences, Columbia University
Discussion Moderator: Dr. Myung-Soo Lee, Senior Research Scholar, US-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law
 

2:30 pm                      THE REFUGEE PROBLEM, INTERNATIONAL LAW AND CHINA'S ROLE

My Struggles as a Defector in North Korea, China and South Korea

Hyeonseo LeeRefugee Activist

China's Forced Repratriation of North Korean Refugees and International Law
Roberta Chan, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Co-Chair, The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea


Rescuring North Korean Refugees: The Story of Asia's Underground Railroad
Melanie Kirkpatrick, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; author of Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia's Underground Railroad
Discussion Moderator: Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law; Faculty Director and Co-Chair, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, NYU School of Law

4:00 pm                      THE UN'S ROLE IN PROTECTING NORTH KOREAN HUMAN RIGHTS

What the UN Can, and Cannot, Do to Promote Human Rights Protection in the DPRK

David Hawk, Senior Advisor to The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

North Korean Human Rights: No Longer Out-Competed by Nukes and Missiles?
Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director, The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea
Discussion Moderator: Ryan Goodman, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law; Co-Chair, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, NYU School of Law
                       

5:15 pm                       OPTIONS IN DEALING WITH NORTH KOREA

                                    Keynote: Is a Fresh Approach Realistic?

Donald Gregg, Chairman, Pacific Century Institute; former US Ambassador to South Korea; former CIA and White House Advisor on national security

                                    Comment: Reflections on the Future

Winston LordChairman, International Rescue Committee; former US Ambassador to China; former Assistant Secretary for East Asia and the Pacific
Discussion Moderator: Jerome CohenProfessor and Co-Director, US-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law; Adjunct Senior Fellow for Asia, Council  on Foreign Relations

6:15 pm                       RECEPTION

 

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