(Feb, 2013 - AAPOR). The Pyongyang Summer Institute in Survey Science and Quantitative Methodology (PSI) was launched last summer, taught by 13 instructors from the United States and Europe. Read more in the following.
(Jan, 18, 2013 - Wall Street Journal). My print column examines an initiative to teach statistics to university students and government workers in North Korea, a country with an authoritarian government that many researchers in the region think issues the fewest, and least reliable, statistics in the world. Read More in the following.
ISR Foundation: Park Geun-hye Becomes South Korea's First Female President with 50.8% of Majority Popular Vote, the Largest Share Since 1971 (Presidential election forecasting by ISRF)
(WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- The International Strategy and Reconciliation Foundation, an Asian-American think tank, forecasts a "presidential election victory" by Park Geun-hye, the leader of a conservative party, winning a popular vote majority of 50.8 percent over the progressive candidate Moon Jae-in. She becomes the first female president in South Korean history by capturing such a majority vote since the 1971 presidential election, blazing a new trail for women in a deeply patriarchal country in East Asia. See more in the following.
(WASHINGTON , Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- The International Strategy and Reconciliation Foundation, an Asian-American think tank, forecasts a "tough presidential election victory" by Barack Obama, capturing 294 electoral votes and winning a popular vote majority of 50.3 percent over the Republican challenger Mitt Romney. It is the first time a Democratic president is expected to have sustained such a majority vote consecutively in a row in modern history of American presidential election. Read more in the following.
Statistics Without Borders Participates in Unprecedented Science Diplomacy Program between North Korea and the US/International Community
(June 13, 2012 - American Statistical Association). Statistics Without Borders, an outreach group of the American Statistical Association, this summer will provide pro-bono instructors for the Pyongyang Summer Institute (PSI) in Survey Science and Quantitative Methodology in North Korea. Read more in the following.
American NGOs appealed to US government for sustaining aid to DPR Korea: Korean-Americans supported the appeal
(Washington, DC, March 7, 2003: UN Reliefweb). The U.S. government's recent decision to send as much as 100,000 metric tons of food aid to DPR Korea through the World Food Program is a news welcomed by the Institute for Strategic Reconciliation (ISR) and NGOs working in DPRK in the past several years. Read more in the following.
(Washington, DC - March 20, 2001). The Institute for Strategic Reconciliation (ISR), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, independent think tank, will hold the 2nd Reconciliation Forum International in the Capitol, Washington, D.C. as we celebrate the 10th Washington North Korea Roundtable. Read more in the following.
Essential Medicine Provided by Korean-Americans Opens Reconciliation Gates between DPR Korea and the US
(Washington, D.C. Oct. 2: UN Reliefweb) - A 20-foot container of essential drugs donated by Korean-Americans began to get distributed in September in several hospitals and clinics located in urban and rural areas of DPR Korea. Read more in the following.