We had a tremendous forum featuring fantastic speakers.
Andrei Lankov of Kookmin University delivered the keynote address.
Yeonmi Park was then unknown, the title of her speech was: "Nothing is Forever."
Mi Yeon discussed her experience as a teacher in North Korea, along with other topics.
So Yeon, who later started a non-profit, discussed her tough experience in the North Korean military.
I was the MC for the event, but it was a bit of challenge. That morning, I was notified that my grandmother had passed away. So I was in kind of a daze getting prepared. I had been planning a trip to the USA, and I had to think about bumping up the schedule.