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Korea Club with Professor Hyun In-ae: An Insider's Perspective on North Korean Society-Transformation, Stagnation or Regression?
Date and Time:
October 16, 2013 06:30 pm ~ October 16, 2013 09:00 pm
Woo Lae Oak Korean Restaurant 8240 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182
Hyun In-ae
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Korea Club with Professor Hyun In-ae

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
6:30 pm–9:00 pm
An Insider's Perspective on North Korean Society:
Transformation, Stagnation or Regression?
Guest Speaker:
Hyun In-ae
Resident Fellow, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea
Member, Korea National Unification Advisory Council
Former Professor, Najin Maritime University
Woo Lae Oak Korean Restaurant
8240 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182

Dear Colleagues and Friends:

You are invited to attend a meeting of the Korea Club on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. The event will feature Professor Hyun In-ae who will give a presentation entitled "An Insider's Perspective on North Korean Society: Transformation, Stagnation or Regression?" 
Professor Hyun In-ae studied philosophy at Kim Il Sung University in the 1970s, and taught Juche philosophy at Najin Maritime University in North Hamgyong Province from 1979 to 1988 and at Chongjin Medical College from 1988 to 2001. She left North Korea and arrived in South Korea in 2004. A founding member of North Korean Intellectuals Solidarity (NKIS), she served as the organization's deputy representative. She has written numerous articles and given lectures at a variety of institutions in South Korea. She is a member of the Republic of Korea National Unification Advisory Council (NUAC). She has completed a master's degree at Ehwa Women's University in South Korea and is in the process of completing a doctoral degree at the same university. Since January 2013, she has been a resident fellow at the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) in Washington, D.C.

Reception will begin at 6:30pm, followed by a buffet dinner at 7:00 pm, and the speaker’s presentation and Q & A session. The program will conclude at 9:00 pm. The cost of the dinner is $20.00, payable at the door by either check or cash. RSVP is required for this program. WHEN YOU SEND YOUR RSVP, PLEASE SPECIFY WHETHER YOU WILL NEED SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM AND TO DUNN LORING METRO WITH YOUR ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL.

To register for this program or for further questions, please e-mail your confirmation to Linda Butcher, KEI's Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs (lb@keia.org).


The evening program will be held at Woo Lae Oak Korean restaurant in Tysons Corner—see address above. The program will start at 6:30 pm with a cash bar, set up inside the Korea Club conference room on the 2nd floor of the restaurant. For more information on Woo Lae Oak, please take a few minutes to visit the restaurant’s website: http://www.woolaeoak.com.


Woo Lae Oak is conveniently located in the heart of Tysons Corner. If you need assistance locating the restaurant, please call the restaurant (703-827-7300). Ample free parking is available in the restaurant’s multi-storey parking garage.


Orange Line stop at Dunn Loring-Merrifield. The restaurant is 3 miles north of Dunn Loring Metro. Between 6 pm and 7 pm, an HRNK intern holding a Korea Club sign will be greeting Korea Club members at the ground level of Dunn Loring Metro Station—there is only one exit. Vehicles provided by Woo Lae Oak Restaurant will be on stand-by in front of Dunn Loring Metro between 6 pm and 7 pm, to drive metro riders to the restaurant. Shuttle service back to Dunn Loring Metro will also be provided after the conclusion of the program at 9 pm.

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