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The Human Crisis of North Korea

An Address by Hannah Song

Hannah Song is the President and CEO of Liberty in North Korea (LiNK). She was born and raised in New Jersey and attended New York University. She began working at LiNK in 2006 and became CEO in 2008. During her TEDx talk in 2012, Song noted that the change in North Korea is "being driven by the people," and says that the situation is not hopeless.

The event is open to the public. Please see the information below for more details.

Event Overview

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m. (see below for more details about Admission)
Location: 112 Wurster Hall

Event Description

The human rights crisis in North Korea is ongoing and considered "without parallel in the contemporary world" by the United Nations. The citizens of North Korea are often denied basic personal freedoms like the right to free speech, religion, or association.

However, the human condition is often ignored when talking about North Korea in favor of discussion around the political situation. Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) works to bring attention to the human face of the crisis by providing a platform for Korean refugee's stories, rescuing Korean refugees and helping them resettle in South Korea and sometimes the U.S. As of 2016, LiNK has successfully rescued 465 North Korean refugees.


This event is open to the public. Entry to the event will be open to ticketholders and a limited number of walk-ins. Walk-ins are strongly advised to arrive early to maximize their chance of being admitted. Our standard event policies apply. What follows is an overview of the admissions timeline. It may be subject to revisions as the event approaches. Seating in the venue is first-come, first served.

3:00 p.m.  Event Admission Opens for Ticket Holders
3:30 p.m.  Admission Opens for Walk-Ins (Limited Seating)
3:55 p.m.  Admission Closed (No Late Seating)
4:00 p.m.  Event Begins

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