Provisional program for A State Of Non-Legitimacy

And here’s is the provisional program. We won’t release the names of the speakers (except Jang Jin-sung) until the conference starts and then it’s Chatham House Rule. Discussants have also been left out of this program for the time being. The elite exiles will be in conversation with discussants who are recognised scholars or practitioners in closely related fields of expertise. There’s enough to wet the appetite though, I imagine.

A STATE OF NON-LEGITIMACY: UN-FRAMING NORTH KOREAN ELITE EXILES’ VOICES IN KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION

September 17-18, Leiden University, The Netherlands

September 17

13.00-13.45

Opening speech: TBA

14.00-14.45

Subject:  The Kim dynasty cult: bureaucratic mechanisms of totalitarian mind control

15.00-15.45

Subject:  Pyongyang-province dynamics: control mechanisms of the OGD over localities and entities

16.00-16.45

Subject:  Office 38 and 39: hegemony over DPRK trade, business, and all things economic

 

September 18

9.30-10.15

Subject:  Diplomacy and the OGD: surveillance and decision-making in foreign affairs

10.30-11.15

Subject:  The OGD above all: elite cadre selection, training and maintenance

11.30-12.15

Subject: DPRK military command structures and the OGD-military nexus

12.30-13.15

Subject: OGD judicial mechanisms: the Ministry of People’s Security (human rights session)

15.00-17.00

Public lecture Jang Jin-sung