From the Asia Scotland Institute

24 September 2015


On Thursday October 8th the world-famous Jang Jin-Sung and author of "Dear Leader" will come to Edinburgh to share his views on Doing Business with North Korea. During his time in North Korea he served the late Kim Jong-Il directly before plotting his escape in 2004. Jang now operates out of Seoul as one of the most vocal critics of the North Korean Pyongyang regime.

1. Jang Jin-Sung (Political Defector) - Doing Business in North Korea
Date: October 8th 2015 at 18:00
Location:  ECCI, High School Yards, Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ
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With more than 1.49 billion people using Facebook, rendering it the most populous country in the world if Facebook were a country, the impact of social media on elections - whether in Scotland or in Asia - cannot be underestimated.  How are politicians reacting? What are people doing to connect to fellow citizens and political candidates?  How are we seeing these trends play out regionally and globally? Join us on October 29th to discuss with an exclusive panel event with Elizabeth Linder, founder of Facebook's EMEA Politics & Government Programme.

2. Elizabeth Linder (Panel) - Facebook: The Game Changer
Date: October 29th 2015 at 18:00
Location: Edinburgh (TBD)
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