Jenny Town

Managing Editor, 38 North

Jenny Town is a Research Analyst at the Stimson Center and the Managing Editor and Producer of “38 North,” a web journal that provides policy and technical analysis on North Korea. She is the former Assistant Director of the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies where she focused on North Korea, US-DPRK relations, US-ROK alliance, and Northeast Asia regional security. She is an expert reviewer for Freedom House’s Freedom in the World Index, where she previously worked on the Human Rights in North Korea Project. She is an Associate Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at SAIS, a Member of the National Committee on North Korea, and an Associate Member of the Council of Korean Americans. She also serves on the Editorial Board for Inkstick, an online foreign policy journal for emerging scholars.

Jenny is speaking at

10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Topaz (3rd Floor)



A new generation of satellites is giving journalists powerful tools for discovery and analysis, with higher resolution and broader coverage than ever before. Already journalists are using satellite imagery to report on conflicts, climate change, refugees, forest fires, illegal mining, oil spills, deforestation, and slavery. But that's just the beginning. With many companies willing to work with journalists for free or minimal cost, now is the time to get familiar with this extraordinary and growing industry.  

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Coral (3rd Floor)



North Korea is widely called the most isolated country on the planet. How do you dig for information in a Stalinist state where information, the internet and free speech are controlled at every turn? We've brought together a remarkable group of experts who use techniques ranging from satellite imagery and refugee interviews to content analysis of official texts. 

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