image-1If you’re interested in being a part of an active and socially conscious organization, Advocates for North Korean Human Rights may be the perfect place for you.

All Eboard positions are up for election, including: President, Secretary, Treasurer, Lecture Chair, Special Events Chair, Fundraiser and Publicity Chair. Click ANKHR Positions and Duties 2013 for a description of each position.

Statement of Intents are due this Friday, April 5th at midnight. Email them to Your statement of intent should:

  1. Tell us why you are applying to be on ANKHR Eboard
  2. Demonstrate how you will be a committed eboard member
  3. Give reasons and qualifications for which you are applying to the position you have chosen
  4. Be no more than 500 words.

Interviews will be conducted the following week on Wednesday, April 10, starting at 5PM.

We hope to hear from you soon and good luck!

imageJoin us on Monday, April 1st, 5:30 P.M. at Tishman Commons for ANKHR’s “War, Peace, or Status Quo?: North Korea and Leadership Changes in Asia,” highlighting the future of North Korea in the midst of various political shifts in East Asia.

We will have a panel of four distinguished speakers, including:

Steve Goldstein, Professor of Government at Smith College and Director of Taiwan Studies Workshop at Harvard University,

Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations,

Abraham Kim, Vice President of Korea Economic Institute,

John Park, Stanton National Security Fellow at MIT and 2013-14 Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College;

and Katharine Moon, Professor of Political Science and Wasserman Chair in Asian Studies at Wellesley College, will be moderating.

This is going to be an exciting event, plus Korean food will be served for dinner! We hope to see you there!


Songs for the Silenced SpamOur coffeehouse fundraiser for the fall semester, Songs for the Silenced, took place on December 6, 2012, in the Anderson Forum of Wellesley College Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center. We had great performers, including our own e-board memberes. Homemade, yummy snacks were on sale–hodduk and green tea shakes–as well as ANKHR t-shirts and crewnecks. Thank you to all those who came out and supported us throughout the evening!


This Thursday (11/08) at 5:30 P.M, James Person, a Woodrow Wilson Center Expert, will be talking about the state of North Korea after Kim Jong Il’s reign. Now that it’s been over half a year under Kim Jong-un’s dictatorship, the question on all our minds is what this means for the future of North Korea. Join us Thursday, 5:30 P.M. at the Pendleton Atrium to uncover a little more of North Korea’s mysterious sovereignty and eat some Korean food. 

James F. Person is the Senior Program Associate for the History and Public Policy Program and coordinator of the North Korea International Documentation Project. He is currently completing a PhD in Korean history at the George Washington University, working on a dissertation on North Korea’s relations with the Soviet Union and China from 1956-1962. –Wilson Center,


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