North Korea’s Information and Technology: The Inflow of Foreign Content and the Regime’s Countermeasures


Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 4:00pm to 5:00pm


Online Event (Zoom)

Korea Project Event


The North Korean regime has traditionally controlled information production, circulation, and consumption. However, over the years, foreign information and content have continued to trickle into the country. This phenomenon has major social and foreign policy implications. Our panelists will discuss how outside actors are getting content into North Korea, how the regime has responded with countermeasures, what kind of macro and micro impact foreign information consumption has on North Korean society, and why these trends are consequential.

Join us for this Zoom Webinar event.

The Belfer Center’s Korea Project and the Carr Center’s Technology & Human Rights Program are co-sponsoring this event.

4:00 PM  Welcoming Remarks
Speaker: Dr. John Park (Director, Korea Project, Harvard Belfer Center)

Opening Remarks
Speaker: Sushma Raman (Executive Director, Carr Center, Harvard Belfer Center)

4:05 PM  Panel Discussion
Moderator: Dr. John Park (Director, Korea Project, Harvard Kennedy School)
Panelists: Dr. Jieun Baek (Founder and Co-Director, Lumen & Fellow, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School); Markus Garlauskas (Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center, Atlantic Council); Geum-Hyok Kim (Student, Korea University); Nat Kretchun (Vice President for Programs, Open Technology Fund); Martyn Williams (Fellow, Stimson Center)

4:30 PM  Q&A

For more information: Belfer Center