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North Korea’s Female Factor: Nils Weisensee, October 1, 2014

October 1, 2014IASEvents1

North Korea’s Female Factor:
How women push for positive change in the DPRK

October 1, 2:30-4:00pm
125 Nolte Center

A talk by Nils Weisensee, Entrepreneurship Programs Coordinator, Choson Exchange

Even today, North Korea remains an extremely secluded society which has only limited contact with the rest of the world. That lack of exchange, and the international sanctions against the country, have left its economy struggling. But on the ground, things are changing: Young women and men are starting businesses, and experimenting with new economic policies that drive positive change. Choson Exchange supports these young professionals with intensive trainings on entrepreneurship, finance, policy, and law. Nils Weisensee has been leading several workshops in the DPRK and will be talking about his impressions, answer questions, and discuss the impact of Choson Exchange in the country. Note: This talk will not be recorded.

Nils Weisensee is the Entrepreneurship Programs Coordinator at the Singapore-based non-profit Choson Exchange. He is a co-founder of two coffee companies in Shanghai, and is teaching business skills to students and young entrepreneurs in China and North Korea. Previously, he worked as a China correspondent for international news agencies and served as Product Manager at a social media company in Shanghai. He obtained his B.A. in Political Science and Journalism from Hamline University, and his M.A. in Political Science and Media Studies from the University of Trier in Germany.
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See also: Panel Discussion on North Korean current events, January 31, 2014

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