If any of our readers live in the Boston area, this looks like a great event. It's free and open to the public!
Program on Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery
Adrian Hong, a leading activist and policy expert on North Korean human rights, will discuss the scope and gravity of human trafficking of North Koreans with a particular focus on forced marriage and its implications.
Please forward this to any interested colleagues. This event is open to the public.
Harvard Kennedy School North Korea Study Group,
The Program on Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery,
Harvard Kennedy School Human Rights Professional Interest Council, and
Adrian Hong, Founder and Director of The Pegasus Project, Co-founder and former Executive Director of Liberty in North Korea (LiNK). Mr. Hong is currently a visitor at Princeton University's CITP.
Adrian Hong currently serves as Director of the Pegasus Project, an initiative to use cutting-edge technology to support freedom of information and communication in closed societies. Mr. Hong is co-founder and former Executive Director of Liberty in North Korea (LiNK), an international NGO devoted to human rights in North Korea and the protection of North Korean refugees all over the world.
In December of 2006, Mr. Hong was arrested along with two LiNK field workers and six North Korean refugees in the People's Republic of China and imprisoned before being released and deported.
Mr. Hong was a Visiting Lecturer in 2008 teaching "America, Human Rights and Foreign Policy" at Korea's Ewha University, and was recently selected as an inaugural TED 2009 Fellow, a 2009 Arnold Wolfers Fellow at Yale University, and an inaugural TED Senior Fellow. In 2009, he was selected to receive the the Japanese American Citizens League "Vision Award."