After Kim Jong-il: A Look Inside the Hermit Kingdom

Patrick Chovanec, Associate Professor, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

The recent passing of Kim Jong-il, North Korea’s autocratic leader, has raised many questions regarding the stability and future of the world’s last Stalinist state. As his youngest son, Kim Jong-un, rises to take his place as appointed successor, will he follow his father’s example of solidifying his authority through lavishing the country’s limited resources on the military? Join us for a rare glimpse inside the Hermit Kingdom, as Patrick Chovanec presents his own experiences traveling in North Korea and discusses what may be in store for the country and the region as Kim Jong-un assumes power.

Regions: Asia.  

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