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Asia’s Space Race and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation invites you to join a symposium on “Asia’s Space Race and the U.S.-Japan Alliance,” featuring remarks by Takeo Kawamura, a member of Japan’s House of Representatives, and a panel discussion with members of the U.S.-Japan Space Forum.

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Planning for Korean Unification: What Is Seoul Doing?

To learn more about South Korea’s plans for achieving unification, join the Heritage Foundation for a discussion with three distinguished members of South Korea’s bipartisan Presidential Committee for Unification Preparation.

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Asan Book Launch, "Assessing China's Power"

The Asan Institute for Policy Studies will host the Asan Book Launch of Assessing China’s Power (Palgrave 2015) edited by Professor Jae Ho Chung of Seoul National University, on Thursday, December 3 2015 in Washington, D.C.

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North Korean Art: Complexity and Simplicity

Professor BG Muhn will share his insights gained through years of research on North Korean art. He will discuss the scope and variety of artistic expression of North Korean art and its meaning in the contemporary art world.

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The Kim Monarchy: Reframing Political Legitimacy in North Korea

Dr. Son Taek Wang attempts to fill the gap in the scholarly discourse by utilizing Max Weber’s framework of legitimacy to argue the underlying assumptions of the system of authority in North Korea are incorrect, claiming the actual power structure is similar to that of monarchies.

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Is There an Arms Race in East Asia?

The Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings will host David C. Kang for a discussion on defense expenditures in East Asia, the context for security concerns in the region, and policy implications for the United States.

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Korea Club with Dr. Chanil An

This event will feature Chanil An who will give a dinner presentation entitled "North Korea and North Korean Human Rights after the Seventh Workers' Party Congress."

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Tumen Triangle Tribulations: The Unfulfilled Promise of Chinese, Russian and North Korean Cooperation

The US-Korea Institute invites you to the report launch of "Tumen Triangle Tribulations: The Unfulfilled Promise of Chinese, Russian and North Korean Cooperation," by Andray Abrahamian.

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2015 Korea Global Forum

This signature event hosted by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Korean Ministry of Unification, and Kyungnam University will explore possible political, security, and economic impacts of Korean unification on relations with the United States and on Northeast Asia.

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Security Challenges in East Asia

The National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP) in collaboration with the Wilson Center’s Kissinger Institute on China and the United States and Asia Program will host a public briefing on Security Challenges in East Asia based on recent high-level meetings in Taipei, Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo. Issues that will be addressed include: Cross-strait relations in light of the January 2016 Taiwan presidential elections; prospects for managing frictions in U.S.-China relations; the North Korea nuclear issue; and the state of Sino-Japanese relations.

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Anti-Americanism in Democratizing South Korea

Please join the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings to hear from David Straub as he discusses the attitudes of Koreans toward the United States.

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Anti-Americanism in Democratizing South Korea: A Look Back

David Straub of Stanford University's Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center analyzes anti-US sentiments in Korea during his tenure at the US Embassy in Seoul from 1999 to 2002 in his important new publication, Anti-Americanism in Democratizing South Korea. In this event at The Korea Society, Straub looks at the implications of troubles in the relationship then, speaks to the strength of today's ties, and addresses implications for the United States' future role on the Peninsula. A book signing follows the discussion.

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Update on U.S.-Asia Policy: A Conversation with Danny Russel

The Asia Society Policy Institute is pleased to host Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel. On the eve of President Obama’s upcoming trip to Malaysia for the East Asia Summit and the Philippines for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit, each day brings fresh news from Asia — the South China Sea, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, cyber security concerns, and the global struggle against the so-called “Islamic State."

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Korean Unification: What Would It Take?

The RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy invites you to attend a half-day conference on possible paths towards Korean unification and its longer-term implications.

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The Last Celestial Empire: Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung and Sino-North Korean Relations

Join the Wilson Center as a panel of experts discuss the Beijing-Pyongyang connection and its legacies for today.

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The 70th Anniversary of the Korean Liberation: Achievements, Challenges and the Future

Join the Northeast Asian History Foundation & The Sigur Center for Asian Studies for discussions on the 70th anniversary of South Korea's liberation from Japan at the end of WWII, as well as challenges and opportunities facing the U.S.-South Korean alliance in the 21st century.

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North Korean House of Cards: Leadership Dynamics Under Kim Jong-un

The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea will launch a new book, authored by Ken Gause.

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North Korea and Information Access

Sejun Park and Eun Byul Kown, former DPRK refugees working for the North Korea Strategy Center, a Seoul-based NGO founded in 2007, speak to The Korea Society on the topic of information access for North Koreans and current efforts to share information with the DPRK citizenry on human rights and democracy.

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U.S. Policy Toward North Korea: The Case for Instituting a More Effective, Human Rights-Centric Approach

The International Bar Association (North America), US-Korea Institute at SAIS, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, Defense Forum Foundation, North Korea Freedom Coalition, Yonsei Center for Human Liberty and Freedom House will convene to discuss human rights as a central pillar of U.S. policy toward North Korea.

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Devotion: A Tale of Courage from the "Forgotten War"

KEI is pleased to host author Adam Makos, Lt. General Chip Gregson, and Dr. James Person of the History Program at Woodrow Wilson Center, for a discussion of Makos' new book "Devotion" and those who served in the Korean War.

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