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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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Thursday, September 18: The Seventh Seoul-Washington Forum: U.S.-Korea-Japan Relations, Unification and Green Politics @SAIS (Washington DC)

On September 18, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings and The Korea Foundation will host the Seventh Seoul-Washington Forum. Leading experts from South Korea and the United States will examine strategic changes in the region and what this means for the U.S. rebalance to Asia, challenges related to U.S.-Korea-Japan relations, the politics of unification and North Korea's nuclear threat, and South Korea’s leadership in green economy and climate change.

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Wednesday, September 17: Deal or No Deal: How to Negotiate Successful Nuclear Agreements (Washington, DC)

The Woodrow Wilson Center will host a panel discussion on nuclear deals with Iran, India, Pakistan, and North Korea.

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Saturday, September 13: 2014 Student Conference on the DPRK: How Can the International Community Effectively Engage the DPRK? (Cambridge, MA)

Harvard Kennedy School - DPRK Study Group and Harvard Medical School - Students for Global Health are jointly putting on a conference on DPRK. This event is not sponsored by Harvard University, but is student-run. This conference is off-the-record.

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Wednesday, September 10: Joining the Asia Space Race: South Korea's Space Program (Washington, DC)

Join KEI as it hosts Dr. Daniel Pinkston, Deputy Project Director for North East Asia at the International Crisis Group, who will present his paper on South Korea’s space program. Dr. Pinkston will provide his analysis on the current state of Korea’s space program, its future direction, and how it will fare in the Asian space race in addition to its quest to learn more about our universe.

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Monday, September 8: "US Policy on Asia: Where do we go from here?," with Dr. Kurt Campbell (Washington, DC)

GW's Sigur Center for Asian Studies and The Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies invite you to “US Policy on Asia: Where do we go from here,” with Dr. Kurt Campbell, Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and current Chairman/CEO of The Asia Group. The lecture will be followed by a discussion with Amitai Etzioni and then with the audience.

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September 6-7: Crossing, Jumping, Flying: North Korean Mobility in Film (Los Angeles, CA)

The Korean Film Festival comes back to USC, this time exploring the cinema from and about North Korea.

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Thursday, September 4: Korean Unification in a New Era (Washington, DC)

In light of President Park Geun-hye's speech in Dresden, Germany and the growing discussion about the future of the Korean peninsula, the Office of the Korea Chair at Center for Strategic and International Studies will hold a full-day conference featuring senior-level policy and scholarly discussions on the topic of unification. This event will be a landmark conference on economic, business, political, and security opportunities of unification co-hosted with the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences (NRCS) of the Republic of Korea and a consortium of other institutions.

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Wednesday, August 27: North Korean War Orphans in Transnational Educational Exchange (Washington, DC)

Intaek Hong, North Korea International Documentation Project (NKIDP) Intern, will present his research. The presentation will be moderated by James F. Person.

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Tuesday, August 19: History Impedes Future Progress in Northeast Asia (Washington, DC)

The United States and its allies face growing security threats in Asia from North Korea and China. Given these challenges, it is critical that trilateral U.S.-Japan-South Korea relations remain strong. Yet Tokyo-Seoul relations are strained due to a difficult legacy of historical problems. What are the challenges to reconciliation and what steps can Japan and South Korea take? What role should Washington play to redirect attention toward common allied objectives? The Heritage Foundation will host an expert discussion on Japan-Korea relations, and what it means from a U.S. perspective.

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Thursday, July 31: The North Korean Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for Reform (Washington, DC)

Please join the Korea Economic Institute of America and the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy for a discussion of the issues that face the North Korea economy today.

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Wednesday, July 30: Subcommittee Hearing: Twenty-Years of U.S. Policy on North Korea: From Agreed Framework to Strategic Patience (Washington, DC)

The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on East Asia and the Pacific will hold a hearing featuring testimony from Glyn Davies, Special Representative for North Korea Policy, and Robert King, Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights.

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Monday, July 28: Nuclear Politics on the Korean Peninsula (Washington, DC)

The evolving security environment around the Korean Peninsula presents new challenges and opportunities for addressing the North Korean nuclear threat. What do South Koreans expect from Beijing after Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to Seoul? What do South Korean aspirations for full nuclear fuel cycle capabilities mean for dealing with North Korea and for the balance of power in the region? What do these trends mean for the U.S.-ROK alliance? This event is co-sponsored by the Korea Economic Institute and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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Monday, July 28: Changing Security Environment and Geopolitical Dynamics of East Asia (Washington, DC)

Conference hosted by the US-Korea Institute at SAIS and the Institute for Corean-American Studies.

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Wednesday, July 23: Alliance Challenges in Northeast Asia: Perspectives on U.S.-Japan-South Korea Relations (Washington, DC)

Given the current strategic challenges in Northeast Asia – North Korea, East China Sea and other disputes with China, and the implementation of the U.S. pivot to Asia – it is more important than ever that the triangle of U.S.-Japan-South Korea relations remain strong. Yet Tokyo-Seoul relations are strained due to a difficult legacy of historical problems. What does this mean for the overall conduct of relations and improving trilateral security cooperation? The Heritage Foundation will host an expert discussion on Japan-Korea relations, and what it means from a U.S. perspective.

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Wednesday, July 9: Park-Xi: The Post-Summit Assessment (Washington, DC)

The CSIS Office of the Korea Chair and Freeman Chair in Asian Studies will host a timely discussion with Victor Cha and Christopher Johnson regarding the second summit between Presidents Park Geun-hye and Xi Jinping. The panelists will discuss the significance and implications of this summit meeting and their views on the future of ROK-PRC relations. This event is on the record and open to the public.

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Sunday, June 29: Inside NK Presents Freedom-less // North Korea (Washington, DC)

Inside NK will hold a fundraiser concert featuring the Ahn Trio and several guest speakers.

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