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Former North Korea ambassador to shed light on secretive nation, April 3

Friedrich Löhr, the former German Ambassador to North Korea and a Distinguished Visiting International Scholar at the University of Rhode Island, will present a lecture on April 3 entitled “Making Sense of North Korea: The Father, the Son, and the Sacred System.”

The presentation begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Lippitt Hall auditorium on the URI Kingston campus. The event is free and open to the public.

North Korea is an unusual country, since it is thoroughly secluded from the rest of the world, said Löhr. Its population has been effectively indoctrinated to see all good coming from the Kim family and all things bad from the U.S. and its allies. A policy of ‘military first’...


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