Journalist and Consultant Michael Breen
Since 1982, Michael Breen has lived in Korea. British by birth, he now considers Seoul his home. After careers in journalism and as a consultant to companies on North Korea, he is currently the CEO of Insight Communications, a PR company he founded in 2005. The one consistent theme through his varied career is his writing about Korea. The author of three books has also been a regular columnist for the Joongang Daily and the Korea Times, and contributes occasionally to the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal and other international and Korean newspapers.
During our conversation, I talk with Michael Breen about his careers in Korea, his controversial books, and how recent events in Libya might influence North Korea’s future.
Professor Lee Ha-rin, Konkuk University Department of Art and Craft
Emma Kalka, Freelance Journalist and Founder of Discovering the Korean Underground
Chris Williams, Organizer of the Seoul Bitcoin Meetup
Dr. Yoon Keum-jin, Executive Vice President, Korea Foundation & Prof. Michael Kim, Yonsei University GSIS
Professor Alexis Dudden, Univ. of Connecticut
Park Seol-hee, Manager, The 8th Young Opinion Leaders’ Knowledge Forum
Adrien Perruchon, Conductor, GMMFS Orchestra
Nikolaj Leschly, Secretary General, G.O.A.L (Global Overseas Adoptees’ Link)
Prof. Bong Youngshik, Asan Institute for Policy Studies
Soprano Myeong-sook Park, Nuova Opera Company