How the Information Underground is Transforming a Closed Society
The author will donate proceeds from book sales to organisations that send information into North Korea.
The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a drinks reception. To attend, please register here.
The event will be streamed live and recorded on the Blavatnik School of Government YouTube channel.
Jieun Baek is a doctoral candidate in Public Policy at the University of Oxford. Previously, she was a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. Her book, North Korea’s Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground is Transforming a Closed Society was published by Yale University Press in November, 2016 (UK date: February 7, 2017). Baek worked at Google, where, among other roles, she served as Google Ideas’ North Korea expert. She has spoken on NPR, PBS, and WSJ, and has written for The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, and various Harvard publications. Baek co-produced a 53-minute documentary on divided Korean families since the Korean War called Divided Families and works with North Korean defector organizations that send information into North Korea. Baek received her bachelor’s in Government and master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard, and her hometown is Los Angeles. Visit her at www.JieunBaek.com