Previous DPRK-related events.
ICAS Liberty Foundation presents the ICAS Winter Symposium: The Korean Peninsula Issues and American National Security.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Please join The Better World Campaign and The Committee of Human Rights in North Korea for a lunch briefing.
To commemorate the one year anniversary of the report by United Nations Commission of Inquiry on human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, this CSIS event will be an unprecedented gathering of policy makers and opinion leaders on the topic of North Korean human rights abuses. The conference aims to sustain and carry forward the international momentum created by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry report and subsequent UN action. Top UN, U.S., and Republic of Korea experts from the public and private sectors will convene in Washington to discuss the path forward on improving the human condition in North Korea.
Friday, February 13: Change From Within: Stopping Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea (Washington, DC)
Please join Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and the Worldwide Coalition to Stop Genocide in North Korea for a panel discussion and luncheon
Wednesday, February 11: Testing Intentions – A Debate about U.S. Strategy toward North Korea (Washington, DC)
The National Committee on North Korea (NCNK) is pleased to host a debate on U.S. engagement with North Korea between two preeminent American specialists: Bob Carlin, Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation; and Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow for Asia at The Heritage Foundation.
During his tenure as Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe has faced particularly challenging foreign policy issues in his own back yard. He is pursuing better relations with Russia during its confrontation with Europe and the United States over Ukraine, managing a wide gulf over historical and territorial issues with South Korea and China, and maintaining solidarity with the world vis-à-vis North Korea’s nuclear and human rights transgressions even while seeking to resolve cases of Japanese citizens abducted by the North. Yasuhiro Izumikawa will examine Abe’s foreign policy approach in Northeast Asia, with a particular focus on Russia, and explain the logic behind Tokyo’s strategic choices and the implications for Washington. Joseph Ferguson will offer comments, and Carnegie’s James L. Schoff will moderate.
Tuesday, February 10: Humanitarian Need vs. Human Rights in North Korea: Can We Talk About Both at the Same Time? (Webinar)
Is it possible to talk about the humanitarian needs of the North Korean people while recognizing the human rights situation? And can North Korean human rights be discussed without compromising the humanitarian mission? The Council of Korean Americans will hold a webinar to discuss these issues.
Wednesday, February 4: Separate and Divisible: North Korea's Supreme Leader and the North Korean People (Washington, DC)
Mr. Jang Jin-sung, former North Korean propaganda poet, will address the role of propaganda in North Korea's statecraft. Mr. Jang will also provide instruction on how to interpret North Korean propaganda. His presentation will also address the role of official propaganda as a shield insulating ordinary people from North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un. The Institute of World Politics and Committee for Human Rights in North Korea will co-sponsor this event.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Office of the Korea Chair and Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS) in Korea invites you to engage in a conversation with uniquely qualified group of current and former Korean and American officials to explore policies surrounding Korean unification, the bilateral alliance between the United States and Republic of Korea, as well as forecasting the challenges and opportunities faced by the two nations in Northeast Asia.
Wednesday, February 4: Getting Beyond Politics: Creating Lasting Impact in North Korea (Washington, DC)
The Pyongyang University of Science & Technology, U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, National Committee on North Korea and Feed the Children are pleased to present, “Getting Beyond Politics: Creating Lasting Impact in North Korea.” The importance of continuing humanitarian and educational programs in North Korea has never been more significant. This roundtable discussion will encompass how we should use all levers available to effect positive change and provide for young people in need.
Mr. Jang Jin-sung, author of Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee - A Look Inside North Korea, believes that elite families control various aspects of North Korea's market. This is likely to set the stage for inter-generational conflict. Mr. Jang considers that the likelihood of internal conflict will be higher as elites are increasingly forced to choose between "Kim and mammon."
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".
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.
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.
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."