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A Look Inside North Korea’s Kim Regime


Jean Lee

Please join us on February 16 at 6:00PM for a conversation with veteran foreign correspondent and expert on North Korea, Jean H. Lee. This event will take place on the Day of the Shining Star, a public holiday in North Korea, and what would have been Kim Jong II's 80th birthday. Lee will contextualize how this holiday relates to the uptick in missile testing, provide insights on the operations of the Kim family, and how North Korea uses cyber as a form of illicit moneymaking. Lee led the Associated Press news agency's coverage of the Korean Peninsula as bureau chief from 2008 to 2013. In 2011, she became the first American reporter granted extensive access on the ground in North Korea, and in January 2012 opened AP's Pyongyang bureau, the only U.S. text/photo news bureau based in the North Korean capital. She has made dozens of extended reporting trips to North Korea, visiting farms, factories, schools, military academies and homes in the course of her exclusive reporting across the country.Lee is also the host of The Lazarus Heist, a podcast produced by the BBC. We hope you can join us in person, but it not, register for the livestream Webinar:


Asia focus, Lecture/Talk, United States Focus