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Tuesday, February 3: Korea Club with Jang Jin-sung (Vienna, Virginia)

Join KEI's Korea Club with HRNK on Tuesday February 3 featuring the North Korean defector, Jang Jin-sung -- author of Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee - A Look Inside North Korea and Editor-in-Chief of New Focus International. He will give a presentation entitled “Separate and Divisible: North Korea's Leader and the North Korean People".

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Friday, January 30: Korea and the Hill (New York City)

Michael Schiffer, Senior Advisor and Counselor to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will speak at The Korea Society to offer insights on the new 114th Congress and its effect on Korea policy. A former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia, Schiffer shares his views on the impact of the new Republican majority, the final two years of the Obama White House, and prospects for Asia policy-making.

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Thursday, January 29: CSIS Asia Pacific Forecast 2015 (Washington, DC)

What should we expect from the U.S. strategic rebalance to Asia in 2015? What are the prospects for economic reform in China and Japan? How should we interpret leadership changes in India and Indonesia? Are new strategic alignments emerging in Asia as the United States focuses on crises elsewhere? Join CSIS experts for a preview of political, security, and economic developments across Asia in 2015.

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Korea Club with David Maxwell

Join KEI'S Korea Club on Thursday, January 22 to hear from David Maxwell of Georgetown University who will give a presentation titled, "Thoughts on the Security Situation on the Korean Peninsula and the Way Forward."

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Tuesday, January 13: The North Korean Threat: Nuclear, Missiles and Cyber (Washington, DC)

The House Foreign Affairs Committee will hear a briefing from Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim, Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Daniel Glaser, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity Operations and Programs Gregory Touhill.

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Monday, December 22: Possible Confrontation with North Korea (Webinar)

The Council of Korean Americans will host CKA members Philip Yun and Jae Ku for a conversation about the impending U.S. response to what intelligence officials believe was a North Korean cyberattack on Sony Pictures. CKA will also host Andrea Lee, co-founder and CEO of Uri Tours, who will share her perspectives on doing trade and commerce with North Korea.

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Wednesday, Dec 17: A Score Card: The First Three Years of Kim Jong Un's Rule (Washington, D.C.)

The Universal Peace Federation and the Washington Times will host Dr. Alexandre Mansourov, Dr. Antonio Betancourt, Amb. Joseph DeTrani and Stephen Costello, who will discuss the accomplishments, failures and future prospects after Kim Jong Un's first three years of rule.

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Tuesday, December 16: Don't Give Up on North Korea (Cambridge, MA)

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Director's Lunch with Ambassador Joseph R. DeTrani, President of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), in the Belfer Center Library. Amb. DeTrani will address a number of issues including missile launches and the threat of a nuclear strike.

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Tuesday, December 16: Shared Challenges and Cooperation for Korea, China and the U.S. (Washington, D.C.)

The Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institute, the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies, and Peking University's School of International Studies will host a conference continuing deliberations undertaken in Seoul in April 2014. In three sessions, experts from Korea, China, and the United States will identify emerging challenges to the international order, analyze the web of relationships between the Korean Peninsula and major powers and chart paths for the region’s economic future. The conference will place particular emphasis on the opportunities for enhanced cooperation on regional peace, prosperity and security among all three states. The Honorable Daniel Russel, U.S. assistant secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific affairs, will make an opening keynote address.

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Monday, December 15: Modern Times in North Korea: Scenes from its Founding Years, 1945-1950 (Washington, DC)

The Woodrow Wilson Center, along with the North Korea International Documentation Project, will host Suzy Kim, who will present her book about the social revolution in North Korea in the country's early years.

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Wednesday, December 10: Korea Club|North Korean Human Rights: From Denial to the UN Security Council (Vienna, VA)

Korea Club will host its December meeting with Suzanne Scholte of the Defense Forum Foundation (DFF).

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Monday, December 8: Human Rights in North Korea and US Policy (Washington, DC)

The U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS and the Sejong Society of Washington DC will host Ambassador Robert King, Greg Scarlatoiu, the Executive Director at the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea and Daniel Aum, Donald Wilson Fellow at the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights, who will discuss the recent UN action on human rights abuses in North Korea and shed light on the United States' polciy options, potential challenges and appropriate response to recent development.

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Monday, December 8: The Annual B.C. Lee Lecture on U.S. Policy in the Asia-Pacific (Washington, D.C.)

The Heritage Foundation is honored to host the Honorable Jim Talent – former United States Senator from Missouri and Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee; and Member, National Defense Panel – for a major address on U.S. policy in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Friday, December 5: 2014 IFES-WWICS Washington Forum on Korea (Washington, D.C.)

The 2014 IFES-WWICS Washington Forum on Korea is co-sponsored by Kyungnam University’s Institute for Far Eastern Studies (IFES) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWICS). The Forum will feature Ambassador Robert R. King as keynote speaker and panelist discussions covering "Marketization, Social Change, and the Impact of the Korean Wave in North Korea," and "Reporting on North Korea: Challenges, Problems and Pitfalls."

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Friday, December 5: Reflections on Korea: In Conversation with Ambassador Stephen Bosworth (New York City)

The Korea Society will host Ambassador Stephen Bosworth, who will reflect on his years of professional and personal commitment to Korea.

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Friday, December 5: The Project for Advanced Systems on Countering WMD (PASCC) Semi-annual Workshop (Washington, D.C.)

The Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) will host its semi-annual workshop to present PASCC research. This half-day workshop will highlight PASCC research on nuclear, chemical, and biological threats. There will be specific discussions of China, Russia, and North Korea. Workshop speakers will present their findings from ongoing and recently completed research projects and international workshops. PASCC is sponsored by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and directed by the Center on Contemporary Conflict at the Naval Postgraduate School. This workshop is hosted in cooperation with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

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Wednesday, December 3: ROK Presidential Committee for Unification Planning Breifing (New York City)

The Korea Society hosts Co-Vice Chairman Chung Chong-Wook and distinguished members Ha Young-Sun and Kim Joo-Hyun of the ROK Presidential Committee for Unification Preparation, who will discuss their mission and early work as well as prospects for U.S. and international support. The group explores the complexities, challenges and ultimate opportunities of the unification process and welcome audience thoughts and feedback during the Committee's inaugural visit to New York City.

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Wednesday, December 3: Korean Peninsula: From Division to Unification (New York City)

The Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in New York will host a panel discussion featuring Ambassador Se-joon Son, the Consul General from the Korean Consulate General in New York. Other featured speakers include Dr. Alexis Dudden from the University of Conneticut, Dr. Sung-Yoon Lee from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and Dr. Sue Mi Terry from Columbia University.

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Wednesday, December 3: Mongolia's Diplomacy with the Two Koreas (Washington, D.C.)

The Center for Strategic and International Studies will host a special roundtable discussion on Mongolia's unique political and humanitarian relationship with North and South Korea and its view with regard to Korean unification. The event is in cooperation with the Global Peace Foundation and is on the record and open to the public.

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Tuesday, December 2: Hacking: North Korea's Newest Threat (Washington, D.C.)

The Korea Economic Institute of America will host Dr. Alexandre Mansourov, Adjunct Professor of Korean Studies at the U.S.-Korea Institute at John Hopkins University at SAIS. Dr. Mansourov will present his outline of policy recommendations for the US-ROK alliance on how to deal with the growing threat of North Korea's cyber warfare capabilities.

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