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Illinois State University Speaker Series – Suzanne K. Scholte
North Korean policy expert and human rights advocate Suzanne K. Scholte will present “The Battle for Human Rights in North Korea: Is There Any Hope for Change?” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in the Escalante Room of the Julia Visor Center at Hewett-Manchester residence halls.
Scholte’s appearance is sponsored by AsiaConnect and the Office of the President.
Topics discussed will be what sets North Korea apart for human rights violations, what changes have occurred that give advocates hope, and what can be expected from Trump’s administration. Questions and answers will follow the talk.
Scholte is president of the Defense Forum Foundation, a nonprofit foundation promoting a strong national defense and freedom, democracy, and human rights abroad. Scholte is considered one of the world’s leading activists in the North Korean human rights movement. She has spent the past two decades promoting the freedom and dignity of the North Korean people.
The Illinois State University Speaker Series seeks to bring innovative and enlightening speakers to the campus with the aim of providing the community with a platform to foster dialogue, cultivate enriching ideas, and continue an appreciation of learning as an active and lifelong process. All talks are free and open to the public.