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Discussion: North and South Korean women in the UK speak of peace

We rarely get the the chance to hear the views and experiences of North Korean exiles in the UK. This should be well worth investigating.

Second Peace Forum of Peaceful Unification Advisory Council in the UK

Thursday 11 November 2021, 13:30 – 15:00 (10:30pm – 1am Korea time)
Topic: “North and South Korean Women in the UK Speak of Peace”
Zoom Meeting ID:847 5170 7477, Password: women
RSVP: [email protected] (By 4 November 2021)

Peace forum poster Corrected

Overseas North and South Koreans Peace Forum
Co-hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the UK and the 20th Peaceful Unification Advisory Council in the UK

Guests and Panellists

Opening Address: Ambassador Gunn Kim

Worked in embassies in the U.S., Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, and Canada

  • Director for North Korean Nuclear Affairs
  • Senior Assistant Secretary, Office of the President
  • Deputy Minister for Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Special Remarks: Jum-Bai Kim

President, PUAC Europe, Middle East, Africa Provincial Assembly

  • CEO, Chunkwan LTD, Korea
  • CEO, Al Kaos Trading, Oman
  • Chair of Oman Korean Association
  • Chair of combined Africa, Middle East Korean Association
  • 2011 – present: Organise major fundraising for charities

Moderator: Eunjung Chai

Chief, Public Diplomacy Standing Committee EMEA, PUAC

  • Universite Paris Sorbonne
  • Columbia Business School
  • JPMorgan New York
  • Author: Deux Coreennes (published 2019)
  • Lecturer
  • TEDx speaker

Panellist: Miran Lee

  • Born in Chongjin, North Hamgyeong Province, North Korea
  • After graduating from high school, worked at Chongjin train Station
  • lived in Onsong county, North Korea
  • Defected to China in 2008
  • Immigrated to UK in 2011

Panellist: Misun Lee

Member, Inter-Korean Relations Standing Committee, PUAC UK

  • KBS education program
  • SBC Announcer
  • CM Korea Production
  • Promotional film for 1999 Asian Games in Gangwon Province
  • MBC Morning Wide – Good Morning Europe
  • CEO, Englishouse Wimbledon School of English

Panellist: Laura Somoggi

Advisor, WomanityFoundation, Award Program Director

  • Prevention of violence against women
  • Commitment to advancing women’s rights programmes on education and economic empowerment

Panellist: Miso Park

  • Officer, 8th Training Centre of Pyongyang Artillery Command
  • After discharge as special supervisory, employed as Secretary to Post Office Youth Alliance
  • Immigrated to UK in 2013 with husband and two children
  • Director of public relations North Korean Association in the UK

Panellist: Moun Kyung Shin

Group Leader, Inter-Korean Relations Standing Committee, PUAC UK

  • Richmond American University
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Sejong Institute London Director
  • Ph.D. Linguistics from University of York (Thesis: Comparison between South and North Korean Language)


The discussion will be both in Korean and English, with simultaneous interpretation provided.

2nd Overseas North and South Koreans Peace Forum Event Team

(automatically generated) You can find a video of this event on YouTube, here.

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