North Korea’s Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground is Transforming a Closed Society (Yale University Press; 2016)


Escaping North Korea: A Defector’s Journey (April 5, 2017 | Houston, TX)

Book Launch hosted by Oxford (February 13, 2017 | Oxford)



Can Smuggled TV Shows Change North Korea? (New York Times)

The Opening of the North Korean Mind (Foreign Affairs)

Why Foreign Information in North Korea is Such a Big Deal (

Let’s Use What North Korea Is Most Afraid of: Ideological Warfare (Huffington Post)

How to Smuggle $1,000 into North Korea — and other tales from the shrouded country’s complex information underground (Politico)

Hack and Frack North Korea: How Information Campaigns can Liberate the Hermit Kingdom (Harvard Belfer Center)

The Power of Illicit Networks in the World’s Most Isolated Country (Harvard Kennedy School Review, pg 47)

A Human moment from the most isolated place in the world

a Testimony of North Korea’s Shocking Secret Torture Camps

Dying to Communicate: North Koreans Struggle for Access to the Outside World

North Korea Revealed: A Rare Glimpse Inside Kim Jong-un’s Secret Regime

Cracks in North Korea’s Secretive Regime: Is Kim Jong-Un Losing His Iron Grip?

North Korean Defector Describes Vast Network of Smuggling, Drugs, and Censorship Under Kim Jong-Un’s Regime

North Korean Prison Camp Survivor Reveals Horrific Details Inside the Yodeok Concentration Camp

10 North Korean Defectors Get a Taste of the Silicon Valley at Google Illicit Networks Summit

This is What Genocide Looks Like: A Shocking Look Inside North Korean Camp 14



Wall Street Journal Interview

BBC Interview – World Update (Listen to 0 – 1:00 and 36:33 – 42.30)

Kirkus Review

Quora Session

PBS News Hour

Los Angeles Review of Books

The New Yorker

Council of Foreign Relations Podcast 



Escaping North Korea: A Defector’s Journey (April 5, 2017 | Houston, TX)

Book Launch hosted by Oxford (February 13, 2017 | Oxford)

Book Talk hosted by UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on NK (November 2, 2016 | London)

Subtle Acts of Nonviolent Defiance in North Korea: Civil Resistance in the Making? (November  8, 2016 | Online)

Quora: Ask me Anything (November 10, 2016 | Online)

Book Talk hosted by Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (December 7, 2016 | New York City)

One Harmony Concert and Panel (December 12, 2016 | New York City)

Book Talk at Korea Society (December 13, 2016 | New York City)

Unification Media Group: International Symposium for Realizing the Freedom of Information in North Korea [December 10, 2015]

Fletcher School, Tufts University: Advancing Human Rights in North Korea [November 17, 2015]

Wellesley University: Women, Militarization, and Peace-building on the Korean Peninsula [November 17, 2015]

John Hopkins-SAIS: US Policy on North Korea: The Case for Instituting a More Effective, Human Rights-Centric Approach [October 27, 2015]

World Conference on North Korea [October 13-14, 2015]

The Chicago Council: “Inside North Korea” [September 15, 2015]

The Brookings Institution: “The Next Generation of Korea Experts: The Young and the Brave” [June 19, 2015]

Harvard Kennedy School: Ideasphere – “Leaders on Leadership” [May 15, 2014]

The Korea Society: “Divided Families” Screening and Q&A” [January 22, 2014]