Global Politics Review is organizing a panel for graduate students at the YINKS (Yonsei Institute for North Korean Studies) International Conference on North Korean Studies. The panel will take place on October 14, 9:30 am at the President Hotel in Seoul, and it will be cohosted by Global Politics Review, NK Review, Yonsei GSIS, and YINKS. Professor John Delury from Yonsei University will give an introduction speech.

Four distinguished panelists will present their research on:

  • Daniel Foulkes (Hannam University, Korea): Diagnosing Media Framing of Security – North Korea as a Nuclear Threat and Global Migration in the case of a South Korean newspaper.
  • Celia Vignon (Korea University, Korea): NGOs and International Human Rights Implementation – The Use of International Pressure Models in the North Korean Case.
  • Jacco Zwetsloot (Leiden University, Netherlands): Visual Metaphors in North Korean Graphic Novels for Children.
  • Justin Kim-Hummel (Johns Hopkins University, US): Diplomatic Relations with the DPRK – India as a Global Case Study.

The discussants will be:

  • Virginie Gryzlcyck (Professor, Aston University)
  • Sarah Son (Post-doctoral Research Associate, School of Oriental and African Studies, London)
  • Stephan Balncke (Professor, Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Rajaram Panda (Former Senior Fellow & Cluster Co-ordinator, IDSA, New Dehli)
  • Lonnie Edge (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul)

We are very excited about this upcoming event and hope to see you on Wednesday 14. We also hope that you will attend the rest of the conferences organized by YINKS in the afternoon and in the following day. For a more detail schedule of the two day events you can visit the website of the International Conference on North Korean Studies (link).

You can attend all the conferences for free and we recommend you to register on the online registration form (link).


9:30-10:00 Registration
9:30-11:20 Special Graduate Student Seminar (GPR/Yonsei GSIS/Johns Hopkins/YINKS)
11:30-13:30 Opening Ceremony & Luncheon (Brahms Hall, 19F)
14:00-15:30 // Session 1 Challenges & Evolution of North Korean Studies (Schubert Hall, 31F)
15:30-15:45 // Coffee Break
15:45-17:15pm // Session 2 North Korea as a Nuclear Power
17:15-17:30 Coffee Break
North Korean Studies 20 Years On
19:00-21:00 // 20 Year Anniversary Reception

Jong-gu, Euljiro 1 ga 188-3
Seoul, South Korea
[서울특별시 중구 을지로1가 188-3]
Conference Contact: +82 010-6691-4624


12:30 // Registration, Coffee & mingling
13:30-14:45 // Session 3 Capitalism in North Korea
15:30-15:45pm //  Coffee Break
3:50-5:50pm // Session 4 North Korea’s Friends
16:30-17:30 // Comprehensive Discussion & Closing

Seoul, South Korea
5-26 Sinchon-ro 4 gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, 121-818
Tel: +82 010-6691-4624


Hotel President, Coral Hall on the 18th floor
Jong-gu, Euljiro 1 ga 188-3
Seoul, South Korea
[서울특별시 중구 을지로1가 188-3]