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Tuesday, October 28: Negotiating with North Korea: Proliferation, Peninsular Stability, Power Consolidation (Cambridge, MA)

John Park, Adjunct Lecturer at Harvard Kennedy School will speak at a lecture co-sponsored by the Korea Institute and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

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Friday, October 24: Rising Tensions in East Asia? (Washington, DC)

Hosted by the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, this conference will seek to inform and expand the ongoing transatlantic debate about China, Japan, and South Korea. AICGS has already initiated dialogue between German and Northeast Asian experts from civil society and is now adding the U.S. perspective on the political, economic, and historical dimensions to rising tensions in East Asia.

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Thursday, October 23: Without You, There is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite (New York City)

The Korea Society will host Suki Kim, who has written about North Korea for Harper's and The New York Review of Books. Ms. Kim will discuss her new book, "Without You, There is No Us," which chronicles her six month stay in North Korea, where she taught English to the sons of the North Korean elite at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology during the end of Kim Jong Il's reign.

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Thursday, October 23: The Korean Peninsula Issues and US National Security (Washington, DC)

The Institute for Corean-American Studies will host lectures by Scott Busby from the US Department of State, who will discuss North Korea's human rights issues, and Ken Gause, Director of International Affairs Group, who will discuss North Korea's leadership. A panel discussion on Korean Peninsula issues and US national security will follow.

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Wednesday, October 22: Outpost - Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy: A Memoir (Washington, DC)

The World Affairs Council will host Ambassador Christopher Hill, author of "Outpost - Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy: A Memoir," which discusses the highs and lows of serving the country as an ambassador.

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Wednesday, October 22: Awkward Engagement: Reflections on Doctors Without Borders' Work in North Korea (Washington, DC)

Please join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the US-Korea Institute at SAIS and the Sejong Society of Washington, DC, for an intimate discussion about MSF's experience negotiating and working with North Koreans in past decades. The panel will feature Laurence Binet, author of the soon to be released MSF and North Korea 1995-1998. She will be joined by MSF-USA Executive Director Sophie Delaunay, who was MSF's Head of Mission for assistance programs for North Korean refugees in Asia in the period directly following the program closure.

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Wednesday, October 22: Attack of the Drones: Responding to the Newest Type of Provocation (Washington, DC)

Join the Korea Economic Institute as it hosts Dr. Van Jackson, Council on Foreign Relations and Center for a New American Security, who will examine North Korea’s drone and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capacity while providing his recommendations on how the United States and South Korea should appropriately respond to avoid an escalation of military conflict. Dr. Jackson will, for the first time ever, present his framework on how to deal with future drone provocations.

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Wednesday, October 22: Japan - North Korea Rapprochement: Dare to Dream or Doomed to Fail? (Washington, DC)

The Cargnegie Endowment for International Peace will host Junya Nishino, Scott Snyder and James L. Schoff for a talk and discussion about recent developments in Japan-North Korea relations and near-term prospects and the impact of these events on Japan's relations with Washington and Seoul.

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Tuesday, October 21: U.S.-North Korea Nuclear Diplomacy: Lessons Learned and Next Steps (Washington, DC)

Join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as they host Robert Gallucci, Victor Cha and Sydney Seiler for a conversation about their experience with North Korea and their insights and advice for the future.

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Monday, October 20: President Park's Unification Bonanza and U.S.-ROK Relations (Washington, DC)

Please join KEI and Hanmi Club for an important discussion on the prospects for unification on the Korean peninsula and the role of the U.S.-Korea alliance. With her Dresden Address and remarks on the potential benefits of unification on the Korean peninsula, President Park Geun-hye has transformed the discussion on Korean unification. In her vision of a prosperous Korean unification that benefits the people of North and South Korea is to be achieved, what steps should be taken by South Korea and the United States in the short and medium turn to help achieve a peaceful unification? What are the potential challenges the United States and South Korea could face and how would unification impact the U.S.-Korea alliance?

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Monday, October 20: The 20th Anniversary of the 1994 US-DPRK Agreed Framework (Washington, DC)

On the 20th Anniversary of the signing of the 1994 US-DPRK Agreed Framework, the US-Korea Institute at SAIS invites you to join us in a special program to remember the 1994 North Korean nuclear crisis, which brought about this historic agreement, and discussion of policy options for the US, South Korea and Japan for dealing with North Korea’s nuclear and WMD programs now and in the future.

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Friday, October 17: The North Korea Human Rights Act: A Decade Later (Washington, DC)

Co-sponsored by The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea and the Korea Economic Institute of America, "The North Korea Human Rights Act: A Decade Later" will explore the North Korea Human Rights Act from 2004 and the future of human rights in North Korea. In a panelist format, speakers include Robert King of the U.S. Department of State, Doug Anderson from the U.S. House of Representatives, Roberta Cohen of the Brookings Institution, Nathaniel Kretchum, Associate Director of InterMedia and Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea. Following the panelist discussions will be a screening of "Exodus Out of North Korea", Remi Winner from the 47th Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival.

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Wednesday, October 15: UN COI Report on DPRK and the Future of Human Rights Policy (Dayton, OH)

The Korea Economic Institute will visit the University of Dayton to host Greg Scarlatoiu, the Executive Director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea and Blaine Harden, the author of "Escape from Camp 14." The speakers will discuss the March 28, 2014 UN resolution on human rights in North Korea.

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Thursday, October 9: The US Alliance System in Asia with a focus on Korea with Victor Cha (Los Angeles, CA)

Dr. Victor Cha will present at the University of Southern California on the US Alliance System in Asia, specifically focused on Korea.

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Tuesday, October 7: Defending South Korea: Transferring Wartime Operational Command (OPCON) (Washington DC)

The Heritage Foundation will host General B. B. Bell, Former Commander of U.S. Forces Korea, Combined Forces Command and the United Nations Command, who will deliver a keynote address on transition of the Republic of Korea's defense from Washington to Seoul's command. Following General Bell's address is a panel discussion of distinguished experts, including David Maxwell, Associate Director of the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University and Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow and Foreign Policy Research Director at The Brookings Institute.

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Monday, October 6: The Future of US Extended Deterrence in East Asia (Washington, DC)

The Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security will feature a conversation on the future of US extended deterrence in East Asia with The Hon. Richard L. Armitage, president of Armitage International and The Hon. Kurt Campbell, chairment and CEO of The Asia Group. The speakers will discuss the key findings and recommendations for bolstering extended deterrence in east Asia from an Atlantic Council taskforce.

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Friday, October 3: Change in North Korea: Pyongyang Facade (Stanford, CA)

Mike Cowin, the deputy head of mission at the British Embassy in Pyongyang, will speak at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

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Friday, October 3: Asian Architecture @ CSIS (Washington, DC)

The second annual Asian Architecture @ CSIS conference will bring together key thought leaders, business executives, and policymakers from the United States and Asia for a discussion of some of the most important issues ahead of the East Asia Summit (EAS) and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forums in November. The conference will feature panelist discussions on economic, energy security and security issues in East Asia.

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Monday, September 29: Tailored Engagement: Making Inter-Korean Relations Effective and Sustainable (Washington, DC)

The Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings will host a discussion by Gi-Wook Shin and David Straub of Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) as they unveil their study on a new South Korean approach to engage North Korea. The authors will articulate a path for implementing “tailored engagement,” which requires increasing South Korea’s domestic consensus on North Korea and reorganizing South Korea’s official apparatus for dealing with Pyongyang. They also lay out basic principles that must be followed to ensure the policy’s sustainability in South Korea and with North Korea. John Merrill, former chief of the Northeast Asia Division of Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the U.S. Department of State, will comment on the presentations, and Katharine Moon, senior fellow and SK-Korea Foundation chair in Korea studies at Brookings, will moderate the discussion.

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Friday, September 19: Nuclear Options: Behind the US-South Korea Conflict (Berkeley, CA)

The University of California - Berkeley will host a symposium on nuclear power in South Korea, featuring scientists and researchers from South Korea and the United States.

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