Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly; Ri Yong Sik and Ri Yong Chol, vice department directors of the C.C., the Workers' Party of Korea; Ri Hye Jong, director of the Academy of Social Sciences; Kim Jin Bom, vice-chairman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries; Ji Sung Chol, vice-director of the Academy of Social Sciences, and officials concerned.
And a bunch of foreign tools from India, Latin America and Russia:
Director General of the International Institute of the Juche Idea Dr. Vishwanath and Director General of the Asian Regional Institute of the Juche Idea Dr. Harish Gupta who are directors of the International Institute of Social Scientists; Chairman of the Latin American Institute of the Juche Idea Ramon Jimenez Lopez and Secretary General Eleazar Rubio Aldaran; Chairman of the National Committee for the Study of the Juche Idea of Democratic Congo Lohekele Kalonda Andre; Chairwoman of the Kim Jong Suk Women's Union of Russia Elena Bavichi.
In Vishwanath's speech:
He said Kim Jong Un is devoting himself to building a thriving socialist nation with his extraordinary political ability, distinguished leadership and noble traits true to the idea and intention of Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il. He added: [snip] Vishwanath handed over to President Kim Yong Nam the certificate, gold medal, cup and the decision of the council awarded to Kim Jong Un. Ramon Jimenez Lopez made a congratulatory speech on behalf of the followers of the Juche idea in Latin America, Lohekele Kalonda Andre on behalf of the followers of the Juche idea in Africa and Elena Bavichi on behalf of the followers of the Juche idea in the eastern European region.
Ramon Jimenez Lopez said that Kim Jong Un has vigorously encouraged the world progressive people in their struggle for realizing independence. Lohekele Kalonda Andre said that Kim Jong Un is wisely guiding the work of all fields with his veteran and seasoned leadership. Elena Bavichi expressed belief that the Korean people would foil the U.S. imperialists and their allies' moves for aggression and successfully build a reunified thriving nation under the leadership of Kim Jong Un. Kim Yong Nam noted that the awarding of the title to Kim Jong Un is an expression of progressive mankind's profound reverence for him.A thriving reunified Korea under the leadership of Kim Jong-un? Great, I'm sure the South Korean's will be delighted to suffer like their brothers and sisters in the DPRK.
Back to this Doctorate and the International Institute of Social Scientists. Google, and good luck finding any information on the Institute. In fact, google and good luck finding anything about Kim Jong-un receiving this Doctorate, at least as of today. There is an Asian Regional Institute of the Juche Idea. Juche is the philosophy behind what makes the DPRK tick- have fun delving into that. But I couldn't find any reference to an International Institute of Social Scientists. Maybe someone out there will have more patience sifting through google results.
I thought it might be fake, but there was a ceremony (see video below), a certificate that looks Photoshopped:
And a dandy gold cup and medal. I wonder if it's real gold.