Background

Casey Lartigue, Jr., joined Atlas Network as the Asia Outreach Fellow in December 2013. He lives in South Korea, where he is co-founder of The Teach North Korean Refugees Global Education Center. He is a columnist with the Korea Times in Seoul and the Indian Economist in New Delhi. He is the international adviser to the Mulmangcho School (for adolescent North Korean refugees), former Director for International Relations with the Center for Free Enterprise and Director for International Cooperation at Freedom Factory Co. Ltd., in Seoul.

He was previously a policy analyst with the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom in Washington, D.C. and the Research and Communications Manager with Fight For Children. He was co-host of “The Casey Lartigue Show” on XM Radio 169 The Power, a regular commentator on National Public Radio’s “News and Notes,” and co-host of “North Korea Today: Featuring Casey and Yeonmi.” He is a former member of the board of directors of the Black Alliance for Educational Options, the Board of Trustees of the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association in Washington, D.C., and a former member of the Young Executive Network of the Washington Scholarship Fund.

He testified before the US Congress in 2003 and the Washington DC Civil Rights Commission in 2008. He is co-editor of the book Educational Freedom in Urban America: Brown v. Board after Half a Century. He has spoken at the National Press Club, Georgetown Law Center, Florida State University, Harvard Law School, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

His writings have appeared in USA Today, the Washington Post, Washington Times, Education Week, Forbes, Washington Afro-American, National Review online, FoxNews. He has been a featured guest on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, Howard University Television, and the Rush Limbaugh Show.

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.