Drew Kelly

Hosted at Maker City LA

part of a series on Education


About the speaker

Drew Kelly, is an Assistant Professor of English and Business at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, a privately funded university in the capital of North Korea. For the past 3 years his work has brought him in close contact with young male students who are the future of the country. The school is in its 5th year of operation, conducted fully in English, and with faculty from around the world.

Outside his time teaching he has been able to document his life as an expatriate through Instagram (@drewkelly). Starting in 2012 he became the first person to post on Instagram in North Korea and is now only one of a handful that are posting within the country. His pictures help provide followers with an in-depth look inside one of the most closed countries in the world. The idea is to share stories and images of things seen and people met to bring forth more information about this mysterious country.

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For our last event of 2014 we’re thrilled to have Drew Kelly join us to talk about education. Drew was the first person to ever Instagram from North Korea and his photos offer a unique perspective into daily life.