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North Korea: Like Nowhere Else | A Conversation with Lindsey Miller

Lindsey Miller lived in Pyongyang, North Korea, from 2017 to 2019 while accompanying her husband on a diplomatic posting. As a resident foreigner, she lived without minders or guides and explored North Korea with the kind of access only afforded to the few foreigners living there. This provided her the opportunity to form friendly and revealing relationships with a small number of North Koreans and capture aspects of North Korea that were never seen by visiting foreigners. Join GMF, author Lindsey Miller, Hannah Song, (Liberty in North Korea), and Bonnie Glaser (The German Marshall Fund of the United States) to discuss North Korea: Like Nowhere Else and Miller’s experience in a country held together by fear, control, and a flexible relationship with the truth during a time of intercontinental ballistic missile and nuclear weapons tests, diplomatic fallouts, engagement with South Korea and the United States, as well as the celebration of the 70th anniversary of North Korea’s founding. This conversation will include her interactions with the North Korean people as she read between the lines to discern what they really meant, how life in North Korea meant dancing between fiction and reality, as well as the “Pyongyang Effect” and the importance of information to the foreigners in the country.