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Bradley Hope: Inside the Secret Mission to Overthrow the North Korean Regime

How did an Ivy League activist become a global fugitive?

Journalist Bradley Hope chronicles the heart-pounding tale of Adrian Hong, a self-taught operative who tried to bring down the North Korean regime.

In addition to helping asylum-seeking North Koreans escape across the border, Hong and his secret organization Cheollima Civil Defense (later named Free Joseon), began tracking the North Korean government’s activities and its volatile third-generation ruler, Kim Jong-un.

Hear more about the high-stakes events that led Hong to become one of the world’s most unlikely fugitives.


Photo by Tom Trevatt Photography.

November 8, 2022

The Commonwealth Club of California
United States

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Bradley Hope

Co-founder, Project Brazen; Author, The Rebel and the Kingdom: The True Story of the Secret Mission to Overthrow the North Korean Regime

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Quentin Hardy

Head of Editorial, Google Cloud—Moderator