'Life in North Korea'

Series Name Department of Politics and International Relations
Speaker Dr Jim Hoare, Dr Robert Winstanley-Chesters, Mr Robin Tudge
Type Lectures & Talks
When 04 Mar 2015, 04:00PM - 06:00PM
Venue ATT LT3 followed by a wine reception in Sparkenhoe and Goscote suite - 4th floor of the Charles Wilson building.
Open To Public
Ticket Price free
For Bookings Contact No need to book

No country in the world provokes a similar reaction to North Korea, also known as the hermit kingdom. We plan to take a look behind the veil with a panel discussion on ‘Life in North Korea’. This unique talk brings together three panellists, including the former British Chargé d'affaires in Pyongyang, to discuss their reflections on life within this secretive state.

Dr James Hoare, a broadcaster, writer and academic, currently teaching at SOAS. Dr Hoare retired from HM Diplomatic Service in 2003, where his last post was establishing the British Embassy in North Korea.

Dr Robert Winstanley-Chesters, a Post-Doctoral Fellow of the Beyond the Korean War Project (University of Cambridge). Dr Winstanley-Chesters is researching the impact of the Korean War and the political status quo which followed on the landscape of the Korean Peninsula.

Mr Robin Tudge, a Newcastle-based writer who has lived and worked in Chicago, Moscow, Hanoi and Beijing, and has written about and led tours to North Korea.


The talk will be followed by a Q&A and wine reception, so you can ask everything you ever wanted to know about North Korea. All welcome!