KAC National THINK (Topple Hunger in North Korea) Conference

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I got this sent in and wanted to make sure and post it up. While I don't know a lot about the conference - it looks like they have a lot of interesting speakers and panels.

KAC National THINK (Topple Hunger in North Korea) Conference, June 25 & June 26th, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles

Friday, June 25
Welcoming Reception (6-8pm)

Saturday, June 26
Breakfast/Registration (8:30-9am)

Panel 1 - North Korean Defector: Cheol-Hwan Kang (9:30-10:50am)

Panel 2 - Kim Jong Il's regime: past, transition, and future; hunger issues: John Park, David Kang, and David Karl (11am-12:20pm)

Lunch/Panel 3 - North Korean Orphan Adoption Bill currently in Congress: Sang Man Han-Schneider and Suzanne Scholte (12:30-2pm)

Panel 4 - NGOs in action in North Korea: Eugene Bell and Asia Foundation (2:10-3:30pm)

Panel 5 - North Korean Defector: Dr. Ae-Ran Lee (3:40-5p)
Reception and National Gala Dinner Event (6-9pm)

Partial list of confirmed panelists include:

Cheol-Hwan Kang (North Korean Defector; current Journalist in Seoul, Korea)

Dr. Ae-Ran Lee (North Korean Defector; 2010 International Women of Courage Award recipient)

Sang Man (Sam) Han-Schneider (founder of the Han-Schneider International Children's Foundation)

Professor David Kang (USC Korean Studies Institute Director)

David Karl (President of the Asia Strategy Initiative)

John S. Park (Senior Research Associate at the United States Institute of Peace)

Suzanne Scholte (President of the Defense Forum Foundation)

With the T.H.I.N.K. Conference, KAC hopes to garner support from the community as well as to educate the general public about the dire situation of the North Korean people. We will be focusing on both the humanitarian crisis within the country in addition to North Korea’s prospects in the near future as well as next few decades. We anticipate over 400 attendees for the conference with expert panel members and experience on North Korean issues.

Please join us, and feel free to forward this THINK Conference information to your friends and colleagues. If you are not able to join us, perhaps you would consider donating so that we can give deserving college students scholarships to attend the T.H.I.N.K. Conference.

The Korean American Coalition is non-profit, non-partisan community advocacy organization. Our mission is to promote the civic concerns, civil rights, and community affairs of the Korean American community through education, community organizing leadership development, and coalition-building with diverse community.