In the past years, North Korea has been in the news quite often. Especially the landmark summit between former President Trump and Kim received much attention in 2018. Has anything come of these meetings? What is life in North Korea like nowadays? In this lecture, professor Remco Breuker will tell us all about North Korea’s geopolitical strategy; and what we know about living in the most isolated country in the world. After the lecture there will the possibility for questions.

Remco Breuker is Professor and Chair of Korean Studies at Leiden University. In his research he looks beyond the framing of North Korea as our dictatorial enemy. He studies the country’s language and history in order to improve our understanding of North Korea, but foremost its people, also those outside of the borders of the North Korean state.

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  • Date: Thursday 24 March 2022
  • Time: 16.00 – 17.30 (Doors open: 15.30)
  • Location: Erasmus Paviljoen, Campus Woudestein & online
  • Entrance: Free