Speaker Series: North Korea: A journey behind closed doors

Club member Rupert Rokeby-Johnson will share his experiences of visiting North Korea for eight days in 1996, at the end of the great famine. He began his journey in the capital of North Korea, Pyongyang, with a few excursions out. He was limited in the number of places he could visit as the regime only allowed him, and others on the trip, to visit certain parts of the country. It was a very sanitised version of life in North Korea. He describes North Korea as the most extreme form of a 20th century totalitarian state.

Mr Rokeby-Johnson has been a Club member since 2012, after moving from the UK in 2011 where he practiced as a solicitor in the UK. He has always enjoyed travelling, politics & history.


Venue: Fifth Floor
Time: 12pm for a 12.30pm start
Cost: $30 for presentation and arrival drink and lunch
Dress: Business Casual


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