Previous DPRK-related events.
Sohn Hak-kyu, Former Chairperson of the South Korean Democratic Party, will speak at the University of Berkeley's Center for Korean Studies.
Thursday, January 30: Thinking the Unthinkable on the Korean Peninsula: Nuclear North Korea and Reunification (Washington, DC)
Hosted by the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS
This CSIS will address the new challenges and opportunities the United States will face in the Asia Pacific region in the year ahead: How will China seek to expand its influence? What should we expect from North Korea? Will Abenomics work? What impact will political transitions in India and Southeast Asia have on regional dynamics? Will the Trans-Pacific Partnership be completed? John Bussey of The Wall Street Journal and Fred Hiatt of The Washington Post will ask CSIS experts and the audience about political, security, and economic developments across Asia in 2014.
Tuesday, January 28: Cell Phones, the Internet, and Technology: Information and Social Controls in North Korea (Washington, DC)
On January 28, KEI will host a discussion on Information and Social Controls in North Korea.
January 22-23: Science and Technology to Prevent and Respond to CBRN Disasters: U.S. and South Korean Perspectives (Washington, DC)
This AAAS workshop will focus on prevention and remediation of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear disasters that could occur either through accidental (caused by, for example, facility problems, personnel issues, a natural disaster, or some combination of events) or intentional means.
Please join CSIS for a special commemorative event and discussion of the U.S.-Korea security agenda in Asia in 2014. This signature event will bring together former United States Forces Korea Commanders who have served the bilateral alliance and helped to create its history. The event will be a celebration of their service and contribution to this alliance as well as a tribute to the alliance itself – the single most important institution that has allowed for peace and prosperity on the peninsula and in the region for the last sixty years and for the next sixty.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Asan Institute for Policy Studies invite you to a discussion on what to expect from North Korea on nuclear matters in 2014. Five experts will discuss the status of North Korea’s nuclear activities, what negotiating tactics North Korea might attempt, and whether there are lessons to be drawn in managing North Korea’s nuclear ambitions from the Iranian and South Asian experiences.
One of the great economic success stories of the second half of the 20th century, South Korea arose from the ashes of war to become the 12th largest economy in the world. Today, Korea plays an increasingly prominent role in the global economy and was the first non-G-7 member to host the G-20. Please join KEI on January 6, as Dr. Lee Il Houng, the new President of the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) and Korea’s G-20 Sherpa and Ambassador for International Cooperation, shares his thoughts on Korea’s role in the G-20 and the world economy. Please RSVP by Friday, January 3, 2014.
The Korean peninsula reached new levels of instability in 2013. The North Korean leadership under Kim Jong-un engaged in a series of provocations and threatened the peace and security of the states in Northeast Asia with new missile and nuclear tests, expanded rhetorical threats to both South Korea and Japan, while also shutting down the Kaesong Industrial Complex. With recent reports that key figures such as Jang Song Thaek may have been removed from power, a key for stability in North Korea may have been removed. Join KEI for a discussion of the prospects for the year ahead, the threats posed by North Korea, potential options for encouraging Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons, and China’s role in resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis.
Korea’s President and her advisors speak of hope for enhanced trilateral relations among Korea, the United States and China. 2013’s historic summits between Obama and Park, Obama and Xi, and Park and Xi revealed a growing complementarity of positions vis-a-vis North Korea and common calls for denuclearization. How does Korea navigate space among its great ally and great neighbor, balancing political-security and economic realities? How do domestic political determinants influence foreign policy in this area for all three actors? How do China and U.S. strategists regard cooperation on near-term challenges, such as North Korean nuclear and missile development, as well as the mid to long-term realities of integration and unification?
The US-Korea Institute at SAIS invites you to join us for the DC book launch for the revised edition of The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History. Korea uber-analyst and author Robert Carlin discusses the re-release of what many consider the foremost book on modern Korea, Don Oberdorfer’s The Two Koreas.
Thursday, December 12: The Korean Dispute over the Northern Limit Line: Economics, International Law, and Security (Cambridge, MA)
Terence Roehrig will discuss the Northern Limit Line at a brown-bag lunch hosted by Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
The CSIS Korea Chair and the Asan Institute for Policy Studies invite you to participate in our upcoming joint seminar featuring panels on Do Sanctions Work on North Korea? and Prospects for North Korean Nuclear Deal. This half-day public event will consist of two substantive panel discussions with the former government officials as well as North Korea policy experts from both the U.S. and South Korea.
Wednesday, December 11: Commission Hearing on a Helsinki Process for Northeast Asia (Washington, DC)
Since the end of the Korean War in 1953, U.S. relations with North Korea have been fraught with insecurity and instability. The threat of nuclear war and persistent reports of nuclear proliferation have often overshadowed the international community’s concerns about the domestic situation in North Korea during multiple famines and horrific reports of pervasive human rights violations. With a new leader in North Korea and no prospects for reviving the long-stalled Six-Party Talks, the international community has few options for effective engagement with North Korea.
Wednesday, December 11: Korea and the United States: 60 Years of Partnership Going Forward (Washington, DC)
The East-West Center and Asan Institute for Policy Studies and Honorary Co-Host: Congressman David Reichert (R-WA) and Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA) proudly present a briefing on the United States-Korea relationship and launch of Korea Matters for America / America Matters for Korea.
Robert Carlin will speak at The Korea Society to discuss the updated re-release of Don Oberdorfer's The Two Koreas.
Tuesday, December 10: The Korean Peninsula Trust-Building Process and ROK-US Relations (Washington, DC)
The Ministry of Unification of the Republic of Korea, the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, and the Wilson Center will host the next Korea Global Forum Workshop in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Experts from Korea and the U.S. will gather to discuss President Park’s “Korean Peninsula Trust-Building Process” and what this means for ROK-US relations. In particular, the workshop will address the net assessment of and the challenges posed by North Korea.
The Heritage Foundation hosts the Washington premiere screening of The Defector: Escape from North Korea, followed by a panel discussion.
Dr. Yoshihide Soeya, professor of political science and international relations at the Faculty of Law of Keio University, will discuss relations between the two key US allies in Northeast Asia, in an event sponsored by the U.S.-Japan Research Institute and East-West Center.
North Korea seems to have adopted a new approach to nuclear diplomacy. In contrast to its threatening rhetoric and nuclear test earlier this year, Kim’s policy is increasingly characterized by alternating hard and soft edges and inconsistent decisionmaking. Narushige Michishita, one of Japan’s leading scholars on North Korean diplomatic strategy will provide his analysis of Pyongyang’s behavior, its impact on Japan’s security policies, and the implications for the U.S.-Japan alliance. Carnegie’s James L. Schoff will moderate.