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Saturday, September 13: 2014 Student Conference on the DPRK: How Can the International Community Effectively Engage the DPRK? (Cambridge, MA)

Harvard Kennedy School - DPRK Study Group and Harvard Medical School - Students for Global Health are jointly putting on a conference on DPRK. This event is not sponsored by Harvard University, but is student-run. This conference is off-the-record.

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Wednesday, September 10: Joining the Asia Space Race: South Korea's Space Program (Washington, DC)

Join KEI as it hosts Dr. Daniel Pinkston, Deputy Project Director for North East Asia at the International Crisis Group, who will present his paper on South Korea’s space program. Dr. Pinkston will provide his analysis on the current state of Korea’s space program, its future direction, and how it will fare in the Asian space race in addition to its quest to learn more about our universe.

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Monday, September 8: "US Policy on Asia: Where do we go from here?," with Dr. Kurt Campbell (Washington, DC)

GW's Sigur Center for Asian Studies and The Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies invite you to “US Policy on Asia: Where do we go from here,” with Dr. Kurt Campbell, Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and current Chairman/CEO of The Asia Group. The lecture will be followed by a discussion with Amitai Etzioni and then with the audience.

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September 6-7: Crossing, Jumping, Flying: North Korean Mobility in Film (Los Angeles, CA)

The Korean Film Festival comes back to USC, this time exploring the cinema from and about North Korea.

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Thursday, September 4: Korean Unification in a New Era (Washington, DC)

In light of President Park Geun-hye's speech in Dresden, Germany and the growing discussion about the future of the Korean peninsula, the Office of the Korea Chair at Center for Strategic and International Studies will hold a full-day conference featuring senior-level policy and scholarly discussions on the topic of unification. This event will be a landmark conference on economic, business, political, and security opportunities of unification co-hosted with the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences (NRCS) of the Republic of Korea and a consortium of other institutions.

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Wednesday, August 27: North Korean War Orphans in Transnational Educational Exchange (Washington, DC)

Intaek Hong, North Korea International Documentation Project (NKIDP) Intern, will present his research. The presentation will be moderated by James F. Person.

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Tuesday, August 19: History Impedes Future Progress in Northeast Asia (Washington, DC)

The United States and its allies face growing security threats in Asia from North Korea and China. Given these challenges, it is critical that trilateral U.S.-Japan-South Korea relations remain strong. Yet Tokyo-Seoul relations are strained due to a difficult legacy of historical problems. What are the challenges to reconciliation and what steps can Japan and South Korea take? What role should Washington play to redirect attention toward common allied objectives? The Heritage Foundation will host an expert discussion on Japan-Korea relations, and what it means from a U.S. perspective.

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Thursday, July 31: The North Korean Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for Reform (Washington, DC)

Please join the Korea Economic Institute of America and the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy for a discussion of the issues that face the North Korea economy today.

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Wednesday, July 30: Subcommittee Hearing: Twenty-Years of U.S. Policy on North Korea: From Agreed Framework to Strategic Patience (Washington, DC)

The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on East Asia and the Pacific will hold a hearing featuring testimony from Glyn Davies, Special Representative for North Korea Policy, and Robert King, Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights.

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Monday, July 28: Nuclear Politics on the Korean Peninsula (Washington, DC)

The evolving security environment around the Korean Peninsula presents new challenges and opportunities for addressing the North Korean nuclear threat. What do South Koreans expect from Beijing after Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to Seoul? What do South Korean aspirations for full nuclear fuel cycle capabilities mean for dealing with North Korea and for the balance of power in the region? What do these trends mean for the U.S.-ROK alliance? This event is co-sponsored by the Korea Economic Institute and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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Monday, July 28: Changing Security Environment and Geopolitical Dynamics of East Asia (Washington, DC)

Conference hosted by the US-Korea Institute at SAIS and the Institute for Corean-American Studies.

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Wednesday, July 23: Alliance Challenges in Northeast Asia: Perspectives on U.S.-Japan-South Korea Relations (Washington, DC)

Given the current strategic challenges in Northeast Asia – North Korea, East China Sea and other disputes with China, and the implementation of the U.S. pivot to Asia – it is more important than ever that the triangle of U.S.-Japan-South Korea relations remain strong. Yet Tokyo-Seoul relations are strained due to a difficult legacy of historical problems. What does this mean for the overall conduct of relations and improving trilateral security cooperation? The Heritage Foundation will host an expert discussion on Japan-Korea relations, and what it means from a U.S. perspective.

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Wednesday, July 9: Park-Xi: The Post-Summit Assessment (Washington, DC)

The CSIS Office of the Korea Chair and Freeman Chair in Asian Studies will host a timely discussion with Victor Cha and Christopher Johnson regarding the second summit between Presidents Park Geun-hye and Xi Jinping. The panelists will discuss the significance and implications of this summit meeting and their views on the future of ROK-PRC relations. This event is on the record and open to the public.

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Sunday, June 29: Inside NK Presents Freedom-less // North Korea (Washington, DC)

Inside NK will hold a fundraiser concert featuring the Ahn Trio and several guest speakers.

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Thursday, June 26: Is There an Arms Race in Asia? (Washington, DC)

Arms procurement in East Asia is increasingly developing along competitive lines, with countries purchasing defence systems in reaction to the policies and procurements of their regional neighbours. This has led to concern that an arms race is developing amid various regional tensions, but is this term being misused and if so, what is the best way to characterise current military rivalries in the region? IISS-US will host a discussion on this topic.

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Wednesday, June 25: China and its Neighbors: Changing Dynamics and Growing Uncertainty (Washington, DC)

The Brookings Institution's Center for East Asia Policy Studies (CEAP) will host a panel discussion featuring visiting fellows from China, Korea and Taiwan to examine the implications of China’s reemergence as a great power for the security of its neighbors and the future of regional order.

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Tuesday, June 24: Korea Club with Jerome Sauvage (Vienna, VA)

The Korea Club will host its June meeting with Jérome Sauvage, Deputy Director of the UNDP Representation Office in Washington, D.C. who will give a a presentation entitled “Working with North Korea: Experiences and Perspectives".

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Thursday, June 19: Confronting the Human Rights Challenge in North Korea (Washington, DC)

Ambassador Lee Jung-hoon will speak at the Heritage Foundation to examine the state of human rights violations in North Korea and how best for the international community to sustain the momentum created by the UN Commission of Inquiry.

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Thursday, June 19: In the Shadow of Jang Song-Taek: Pyongyang's Evolving SEZ Strategy along the China-North Korean Border (Washington, DC)

Dr. Adam Cathcart will discuss this topic as part of the Korea Economic Institute's academic paper series.

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