September 26, 2023

PUST: Science diplomacy in action, or a future N. Korean “hostage crisis”?

Chancellor Park Chan-mo is optimistic about his school's future, despite imprisonment of colleagues

Speaking to NK News in a conference room at Seoul’s foreign press center over coffee and sandwiches, the Chancellor of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, Park Chan-mo, is remarkably chipper for a man with two colleagues in a North Korean jail cell.

Then again, running an openly Christian university in one of the world’s most anti-Christian countries requires a positive outlook on life - especially given the circumstances.