On the 9th of November Dr Jim Hoare will be presenting ‘North Korea: A Dangerous Enigma’ together with a panel.
After Britain and North Korea established diplomatic relations in 2000, North Korea Expert, Dr Jim Hoare, was appointed British Chargé d’affaires in Pyongyang; and his work laid the foundation for the establishment of a full embassy in the North Korean capital.
Since retiring from HM Diplomatic Service in 2003, Dr Jim Hoare has pursued a second career as a broadcaster, writer and occasional teacher on East Asia.
He joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1969 and was stationed in Seoul in 1981–1984 and in Beijing in 1988–1991. In 2006, Dr. Hoare was President of the British Association of Korean Studies (BAKS). He has written extensively about Korea and is currently a senior teaching fellow at SOAS.
The panel will be joined by Adam Cathcart, an expert on China-North Korea relations and lecturer at the University of Leeds.