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Tuesday, March 25: U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea (Washington, DC)

The Senate Armed Services Committee will hear testimony on U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2015 and the Future Years Defense Program.

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Monday, March 24: North Korea's Human Rights Violations - What Next After the U.N. Commission of Inquiry Report? (Washington, DC)

Foreign Policy Initiative and the Committee on Human Rights in North Korea co-host this event addressing human rights violations in North Korea and next steps on the U.N. Commission of Inquiry report.

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Friday, March 21: DEAR READER-The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il (Washington, DC)

In an event at the Cato Institute, Michael Malice, the author of an unauthorized autobiography of Kim Jong Il, will address the life of Kim Jong Il and the life in the most misunderstood country in the world.

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Friday, March 21: Allied Update: Republic of Korea Air Force Presenter: Lt. Gen. Hyungchul Kim, Vice Chief of Staff of the Republic of Korea Air Force (Arlington, VA)

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies will host Republic of Korea Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Hyungchul Kim for an in-depth discussion regarding security dynamics in North East Asia.

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Thursday, March 20: Strategic Implications of North Korean Nuclear Missiles (Washington, DC)

This event hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will look at Japan’s perspective on North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile programs and how the threat will impact the U.S.-Japan alliance and U.S. extended deterrence.

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Wednesday, March 12: The Two Koreas: Bad Decisions, Bad Consequences (Cambridge, MA)

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Director's Lunch with Robert Carlin, Visiting Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. Robert Carlin will review the history of U.S. engagement with North Korea during last 20 years.

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Tuesday, March 11: Asia 2014: The View from Capitol Hill (Washington, DC)

What are the big foreign policy and defense issues on the Hill this year as they relate to Asia? Every year The Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center brings together several key Congressional staff members to help answer this question and the many others that derive from it, from trade to defense spending to cooperation with allies like South Korea and Japan, views on China and the future of arms sales to Taiwan. Please join us for a discussion of the range of issues at stake in America’s relationship with Asia.

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Tuesday, March 11: Labor Standards and South Korean Employment Practices in North Korea (Washington, DC)

Marcus Noland, an Executive Vice President and Director of Studies at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, will talk about the implications on the employment practices of South Korean firms in North Korea during the release of a new report at the U.S.-Korea Institute.

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Friday, March 7: Prospects for Korean Reunification: Opportunities and Challenges for Neighboring Countries (Berkeley, CA)

Sponsored by Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco and Asia Society of Northern California, this event will deal with politics in North Korea after the purge, North Korean society and economy under the Kim Jong-un regime and U.S. and its allies' roles for reunification.

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Thursday, March 6: Telecommunications Developments in the DPRK: Cell Phones and Social Trends (Washington, DC)

The U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS will launch Yonho Kim's new report, 'Cell Phones in North Korea: Has North Korea Entered the Telecommunications Revolution?'

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Wednesday, March 5: Lunch with an Ambassador Series: Ambassador Ahn Ho-Young (Washington, DC)

Ahn Ho-Young, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States, will deliver his speech at the Georgetown University as a part of the Lunch with an Ambassador Series.

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Tuesday, March 4: Strengthening U.S. Alliances in Northeast Asia (Washington, DC)

The Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs holds a hearing on strengthening U.S. alliances in Northeast Asia.

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Monday, March 3: Domestic Politics and the U.S.-South Korean Alliance: Historical Perspectives and Lessons (Stanford, CA)

Jin Park, the current Chair Professor at the Graduate School of International and Area Studies in Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, will address the complicated relationship between the U.S.-ROK alliance and Korean unification at Stanford University.

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Friday, February 28: North Korea after Jang Sung Taek and the Outlook for Inter-Korean Relations (Washington, DC)

The Wilson Center hosts an event that addresses the recent execution of Jang Sung Taek and its implications to inter-Korean relations.

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Wednesday, February 26: Facing the Challenge of a Nuclear North Korea (Washington, DC)

Please join us for a discussion about how the U.S. should respond to continuing developments in North Korea’s nuclear program, featuring House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel and Ambassador Christopher Hill. The National Committee on North Korea and National Security Network will also release their joint report, “U.S. Policy towards North Korea: Strategic Shaping and Interim Steps to Denuclearization.”

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Tuesday, February 25: US diplomacy with adversaries: Dancing with the devil, or how enemies become friends (Washington, DC)

The Center for American Progress and American Enterprise Institute will host a discussion on the merits of engaging adversaries, featuring Michael Rubin and Charles Kupchan.

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Friday, February 21: Dealing with North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions – A New Approach Needed? (Stanford, CA)

Stephen W. Bosworth, a former U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy will deliver his keynote speech for the sixth annual Koret Workshop, 'Engaging North Korea: Projects, Challenges, and Prospects'.

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Friday, February 21: Engaging North Korea: Projects, Challenges, and Prospects (Stanford, CA)

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University examines the obstacles to and opportunities for increased North-South Korean cooperation at the sixth annual Koret Workshop. This event is by invitation only.

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RESCHEDULED Thursday, February 20: Pennsylvania to Pyongyang: An Evening with Joe Sestak (Washington, DC)

RESCHEDULED FROM FEB 13 Due to Weather. PLEASE NOTE: NEW RSVP NECESSARY if you intend to attend on the 20th. The Truman National Security Project and the Center for National Policy invite you to join us for a special, two-part event featuring former 3-star Admiral and Congressman Joe Sestak.

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Dates of interest, March/April 2014

February 24 -April 18: U.S. and South Korea hold joint Key Resolve/Foal Eagle military exercises

March 9: North Korea holds elections for the Supreme People's Assembly

March 17: UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea presents its final report to the UN Human Rights Council

March 24-25: Nuclear Security Summit, The Netherlands. Barack Obama, Park Geun-hye, and Shinzo Abe to hold summit on sidelines

April 7: U.S. hosts trilateral meeting with South Korean and Japanese officials on North Korea policy in Washington

April 9: DPRK to convene Supreme People's Assembly

April 15: Kim Il-Sung's Birthday (DPRK National Holiday)

April 23-26: President Barack Obama travels to Japan, South Korea.

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