Please join the National Committee on North Korea for a North Korea in the World webinar on North Korea’s foreign relations in Southern Africa, featuring Tycho van der Hoog, PhD candidate at the African Studies Centre Leiden.
This webinar will look at North Korea’s historical involvement in anti-colonial and anti-Apartheid
movements in southern Africa, looking particularly at its support for Namibian independence.
The discussion will then turn to North Korea’s continuing economic and military ties, and its
“statue diplomacy” with Namibia and other countries in the region, looking at whether UN
sanctions have largely brought these relations to a close.
This North Korea in the World webinar is the sixth in a series examining North Korea’s historical and contemporary relations with countries in the Global South. The North Korea in the World project is a joint initiative of the National Committee on North Korea and the East-West Center in Washington; the NorthKoreaInTheWorld.org website collects and curates information and data on North Korea’s external economic and diplomatic relations.
This seminar will be on-the-record and recorded on both Zoom and YouTube.