Thank you to those who attended the event! You can view pictures in the gallery on the right and read the event description below.

Atlas Network will host Casey Lartigue on Tuesday, April 1 to discuss his work promoting liberty on the Korean peninsula. Casey, a Senior Fellow with the Atlas Network, is based in South Korea. He will be led in conversation by Atlas Network’s Executive Vice President of International Programs Dr. Tom G. Palmer. Lartigue will discuss practical ways to enhance civil society in both North and South Korea, explore ways to develop projects that encourage reform in the direction of freedom in North Korea, and also encourage friends of liberty to get involved with spreading freedom in both North and South Korea.


Casey Lartigue, Jr., joined the Atlas Network as a Fellow in December 2013. He lives in South Korea where he is the Director for International Relations for the newly established Freedom Factory Co. Ltd. In addition, he is the International Adviser to the Mulmangcho School (for adolescent North Korean refugees) in Yeoju, South Korea. He is the co-director of the Teach North Korean Refugees project at the Mulmangcho Human Rights Center and a columnist with the Korea Times. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association in Washington, D.C.

He was previously a policy analyst with the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom in Washington, D.C. and hosted the Casey Lartigue Show on XM Radio 169 The Power. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Black Alliance for Educational Options and a former member of the Young Executive Network of the Washington Scholarship Fund. He is co-editor of the book Educational Freedom in Urban America. Lartigue received a bachelor’s degree from the Harvard University Extension School and a master’s degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

Dr. Tom G. Palmer is the Executive Vice President for International Programs at Atlas Network.Tom previously served as Vice President for International Programs at the Cato Institute and Director of the Center for Promotion of Human Rights. He is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and Director of Cato University, the Institute’s educational arm. He is the author of Realizing Freedom: The Theory, History, and Practice of Liberty. He received his BA from St. Johns College, MD, his MA in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, and his doctorate from Oxford University.