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This calendar lists public events about or related to North Korea. It focuses on events held in Washington, DC, although it will also list notable events held elsewhere in the US. The sidebar to the right notes dates of interest to Korea-watchers, such as high-level diplomatic summits, upcoming elections, and important anniversaries. If you have an event that you think should be included in the calendar, please contact us.


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

Heritage Foundation, Lehrman Auditorium, from Jul 23, 2014 11:00 AM to Jul 23, 2014 12:15 PM

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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Monday, July 28: ICAS Summer Special Symposium II: The Korean Peninsula Issues and US National Security (Washington, DC)

Venue TBA to registered participants, from Jul 28, 2014 01:15 PM to Jul 28, 2014 02:45 PM

Conference hosted by the Institute of Corean-American Studies.

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

1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, from Jul 28, 2014 03:00 PM to Jul 28, 2014 05:15 PM

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

2172 Rayburn House Office Building, from Jul 30, 2014 03:00 PM to Jul 30, 2014 06:00 PM

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

KEI Conference Room, 1800 K Street NW, Suite 1010, from Jul 31, 2014 09:00 AM to Jul 31, 2014 10:00 AM

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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Event Archive
Previous DPRK-related events.
Dates of interest, July/August 2014

July 3-4: Chinese President Xi Jinping makes state visit to South Korea

July 8: Anniversary of the Death of Kim Il-sung (DPRK National Holiday)

July 27: Anniversary of Korean War Armistice Signing (DPRK National Holiday)

August 3-8: ASEAN Regional Forum, Naypyitaw, Burma

August 15: Liberation Day (DPRK National Holiday)

More Dates of Interest