[KS] Call for Papers and Panels: Ideology and Economic Policy in North Korea

Daniel Wertz dwertz at ncnk.org
Fri Apr 2 11:35:15 EDT 2021

Dear Colleagues,

I'm forwarding a call for papers & panels from the North Korean Economic
Forum at the GW Institute for Korean Studies on the topic of "Ideology and
Economic Policy in North Korea." The authors will be invited to speak at a
conference in October 2021, and papers will be published by GWIKS in 2022.

Please feel free to pass this call for papers on to colleagues or graduate
students who might be interested.

*Deadline: April 30, 2021*

The North Korea Economic Forum at the GW Institute for Korean Studies
(GWIKS) is calling for papers and panels on “Ideology and Economic Policy
in North Korea.” The authors will be invited to speak at the Annual North
Korea Economic Forum Conference in October 2021.

Drawing from a variety of academic disciplines and subject-matter
specializations, this conference will examine the role that ideology has
played in shaping and constraining economic policy and economic life in
North Korea, both in the Kim Jong Un era and historically. Topics for
discussion might include (but are not limited to):

   - How the reality and role of markets and private economic activity have
      been acknowledged and discussed (or not) by state media
(including in film,
      literature, art, etc.).
      - The role (historical and contemporary) of the workplace as an
      organizing pillar of North Korean society and everyday life.
      - Evolving notions of what the North Korean state means by

The papers should be relevant to both academic and policy-oriented

This conference is open to graduate students, established academics, and
think tank experts. Six proposals will be selected based on originality,
feasibility, and relevance to the conference theme, with the goal of having
the presentations incorporate a broad range of approaches to the topic. The
authors will submit their draft papers by the end of September and present
them at the Annual North Korea Economic Forum Conference in October 2021.
The final length for the papers would be around 6,000 to 8,000 words each
including citations. Each author will receive an honorarium of $2,000 after
submitting their final papers based on peer reviews and copy editing. The
papers will be published by GWIKS in 2022.

Please submit an abstract between 300 and 500 words outlining the scope of
the proposed paper along with a brief biography (max. 100 words) to
gwiks at gwu.edu by April 30, 2021, and indicate “2021 North Korea Economic
Forum Application – [Full Name]” in the subject line; any general inquiries
can be directed to gwiks at gwu.edu.

*About the North Korea Economic Forum *
North Korea Economic Forum (NKEF) is part of the policy program at the
George Washington University's Institute for Korean Studies (GWIKS). The
Forum aims to promote the understanding of North Korean economic issues,
distribute well-balanced, deeply researched, and multi-dimensional insights
on the North Korean economy and to expand networks among various North
Korea watchers, scholars, and policymakers. The Forum mostly involves
closed and off-the-record meetings, where participants can freely and
seriously discuss critical issues. Mr. Daniel Wertz is currently the chair
of NKEF and is leading the meetings. NKEF also organizes special
conferences made public throughout the academic year. The Forum is made
possible by a generous grant provided by the KDI School of Public Policy
and Management.

Daniel Wertz
Program Manager
National Committee on North Korea
1111 19th Street NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC 20036
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