May 27, 2022

Video: Primary Sources for Research on North Korea (Recorded at the Library of Congress)

Primary Sources for Research on North Korea was recorded at the Library of Congress on August 14, 2018.


A panel discussion relating to providing practical skill-sets that can enhance and broaden a career in North Korea analysis and research. As nuclear anxieties and high-stakes diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula overtake the international stage and fill news headlines, it is not surprising that more and more students and young professionals are taking a deep interest in North Korea. However, knowing where to find clear-eyed analysis and primary-source information on North Korea is not simple, and there are few professional development opportunities for those seeking to begin a career working on North Korea-related issues. In order to help fill this gap, the National Committee on North Korea’s Knowing North Korea workshop will provide graduate students and young professionals with a deep-dive overview of critical topics related to North Korea.


Daniel Wertz
The National Committee on North Korea
Lead Researcher/Editor of North Korea in the World

Sonya Lee
Scholarly Service Section of the Asian Division, Library of Congress

Eric Van Slander
Textual Reference Services Division, National Archives (NARA)

James F. Person
Professor of Korean Studies, John Hopkins School of Advance International Studies

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