Human Rights Crisis in North Korea: Challenges and Opportunities

Friday, September 16, 2005
Stauffer Auditorium<br /> Hoover Institution<br /> Stanford University

8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introductory Remarks
David Brady, Deputy Director, Hoover Institution

8:40 a.m.

Session I: North Korean Human Rights Issues
Chair: Carl Gershman, President, National Endowment for Democracy

  • Overview of North Korean Human Rights Issues: Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Angeles
  • Political Prison Camps: David Hawk, U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea
  • Hunger and Human Rights: The Politics of Famine in North Korea: Stephan Haggard, Professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego
  • North Korean Refugees in China: Suzanne Scholte, President, Defense Forum Foundation

10:45 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m.

Session II: International Dimensions of North Korean Problem: Motivations, Intentions, Challenges, and Opportunities
Chair: Harry Rowen, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

  • North Korean Regime’s Motivations and Intentions: Chuck Downs, Author of Over the Line: North Korea’s Negotiation Strategy
  • South Korean Attitude toward North Korean Human Rights: Jongryn Mo, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

12:00 p.m.

Lunch in the Staff Lounge

1:00 p.m.

Session III: Where Do We Go from Here?
Chair: Michael Armacost, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution

  • Developing a Comprehensive Framework Modeled on Helsinki Final Act: Carl Gershman, President, National Endowment for Democracy
  • North Korean Human Rights Act: Doug Anderson, Counsel, Committee on International Relations and Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, United States Congress
  • Humanitarian Rescue as a Prologue to Peaceful Reunification: Nick Eberstadt, American Enterprise Institute
  • Accepting the DPRK as a Nuclear Power and Moving On: Harry Rowen, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

3:00 p.m.

Break

4:30 p.m.

Summary Session: Human Rights in North Korea: Assessments and Solutions
Chair: David Brady, Deputy Director, Hoover Institution

  • Overview of North Korean Human Rights Issues: Carl Gershman, President National Endowment for Democracy
  • International Dimensions of North Korean Problems: Harry Rowen, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
  • Where Do We Go from Here?: Mike Armacost, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution

6:00 p.m.

Reception in Hatfield Court

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