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Wednesday, April 1: Is Iran the new North Korea? Lessons from the Agreed Framework (Washington, DC)

America has engaged in off-and-on nuclear negotiations with North Korea for more than 20 years. The talks, resulting in the 1994 Agreed Framework, may have slowed Pyongyang’s weapons program, but they have not prevented North Korea from testing nuclear weapons or declaring itself a nuclear power. Now, Washington is engaged in negotiations with another would-be nuclear power: Iran.

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Wednesday, March 25: Aligned Allies: The Japan-Australia Security Partnership and the Asian Security Order (Washington, DC)

Aligned Allies: The Japan-Australia Security Partnership and the Asian Security Order An Asia Pacific Foreign Policy and Defense Seminar featuring: Malcolm Cook Senior Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore

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Tuesday, March 24: From Nationalism to Globalism: Toward a Korean History Narrative Beyond Ideological Contention (Washington, DC)

The interpretations of Japanese colonial occupation and the post-World War II national division on the Korean Peninsula have historians and educators in South Korea currently divided into two conflicting ideological and academic camps: the leftist vs. the rightist groups. In order to seek a true and correct understanding of contemporary Korean history, Prof. Kim pursues a narrative which explains how Korea has developed and transformed with the influence of global civilization doctrines, such as Buddhism, Neo-Confucianism, Christianity, Communism, and American functionalism, throughout its history.

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Tuesday, March 23 to Wednesday, March 24: The 2015 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference (Washington, DC)

The 2015 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference will take place March 23 and 24, 2015 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. The conference will bring together over 800 experts and officials from more than 45 countries and international organizations to discuss emerging trends in nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament, deterrence, and nuclear energy.

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Wednesday, March 18: The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot with Blaine Harden (New York City)

Author and journalist Blaine Harden discusses his new book, The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot:The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young Lieutenant Who Stole His Way to Freedom, with Kenneth Rowe (No Kum Sok), the former fighter pilot in the North Korean Air Force who defected to South Korea in his MiG-15 in 1953. The book interweaves Rowe’s story with that of Kim Il-Sung’s rise to power during the Korean War.

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Wednesday, March 18: Events Contested Memories and Reconciliation Challenges: Japan and the Asia Pacific on the 70th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War (Washington, DC)

Seventy years after the end of World War II, unfinished postwar reconciliation continue to haunt relations between Asian nations. Japan finds itself at the heart of regional politics, and its reflections, attitude and remarks toward this part of history still arouse strong public sentiment particularly in China and Korea. As the three major East Asian nations prepare to commemorate the end of war, the question is whether 2015 will mark the beginning of a new phase of reconciliation, or whether it will spur further the historic animosity. This discussion will outline challenges and opportunities in the Asia Pacific with respect to identity politics, with emphasis on Japan’s role and regional responses to Tokyo's actions.

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Friday, March 13: Japan-Korea relations at 50: The weakest link in Asia (Washington, DC)

The American Enterprise Institute will post a panel discussion on the state of Japan–South Korea affairs and America’s role in fostering cooperation between two of its most important Asian allies.

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Thursday, March 12: Telling Tales: North Korea's Use of Re-Defectors

Join KEI as it hosts Steven Denney, Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto and columnist for The Diplomat, and Christopher Green, Ph.D. candidate at Leiden University and Manager of International Affairs for Daily NK, as they present their findings and analysis of the information management strategy the Kim Jong-un government is using in contemporary North Korea, especially how re-defector press conferences serve an important role in buttressing the North Korean leadership.

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Thursday, March 5: Lasting Peace in Northeast Asia in the 21st Century and the Role of the Republic of Korea-United States Alliance (Washington, DC)

Please join CSIS for a signature event with the Honorable Chung, Ui-Hwa, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, to discuss the current issues in the bilateral alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea and the future challenges and opportunities faced by the two allies in Northeast Asia. Please note that this event is on the record.

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Wednesday, March 4: Defector Empowerment in South Korea: Implications for North Korea’s Future (Washington, DC)

Please Join the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, North Korea Strategy Center, and the Sejong Society of Washington D.C. for a discussion about programs and projects that the defector community has undertaken and hopes to affect the future of the DPRK.

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Tuesday, March 3: Student-Defector Dialogue: The North Korean Information Highway (Washington, DC)

Woorihana and Georgetown University's Truth and Human Rights in North Korea will host an interactive exchange between North Korean defectors and students.

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Friday, February 27: Wendy Sherman on Northeast Asia (Washington, DC)

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman will speak about how the United States has worked with partners and allies to build a peaceful and prosperous post-war order in Northeast Asia, and the future of U.S. policy in the region.

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Friday, February 27: Bill Markup H.R. 757, North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2015 (Washington, DC)

The House Foreign Affairs Committee will mark up H.R. 757, "The North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2015."

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Thursday, February 26: ICAS Winter Symposium (Washington, DC)

ICAS Liberty Foundation presents the ICAS Winter Symposium: The Korean Peninsula Issues and American National Security.

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Wednesday, February 25: Security in Northeast Asia: Japan, South Korea, and the United States, and the Search for Solutions (New York City)

Please join the Asia Society for their Asia: Beyond the Headlines discussion on the security alliances between the United States, South Korea and Japan in regards to regional stability and cooperation. Reception is from 5:30 PM.

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Monday, February 23: The Struggle for Order: Hegemony, Hierarchy and Transition in Post-Cold War East Asia (Washington, DC)

It is often understood that contemporary politics in the region is marked by balance of power activity that precedes an inevitable power transition when China’s power “catches up” with that of the United States. In The Struggle for Order: Hegemony, Hierarchy and Transition in Post-Cold War East Asia, however, Australian National University’s Evelyn Goh argues that U.S. hegemony has been consolidated in East Asia in spite of China’s rise, because of the crucial support of other regional states which prefer a U.S.-led order. She also views the evolving regional order as a hierarchical one, which is led by the United States, but also incorporates China, Japan, and other countries in a rank ordering below it. This layered hierarchical order is created and sustained by complex negotiations about institutional constraints, regionalism, great power management, and conflicting.

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Friday, February 20: Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: Lessons Learned (Washington, DC)

Join the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law for a panel discussion with the Honorable Michael Kirby and Ms. Sonja Biserko, esteemed members of the UN Commission of Inquiry on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

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Thursday, February 19: Korea Club with Andrei Lankov | Kim Jong-un's North Korea: Beginning of a New Era? (Washington, DC)

Korea Club is pleased to host Andrei Lankov of Kookmin University for his presentation on Kim Jong-un's North Korea.

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Thursday, February 19: North Korean Child Prisoners (Washington, DC)

The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to a discussion on North Korean Child Prisoners with special guests Jinhye Jo and David Hawk, moderated by Pavel Klein, on February 19, 2015, at 6:30 pm. RSVP by February 17 and bring your order confirmation to the event.

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Thursday, February 19: Advancing Accountability: The Human Rights Council and North Korea

Please join The Better World Campaign and The Committee of Human Rights in North Korea for a lunch briefing.

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