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

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center, from Sep 17, 2014 02:30 PM to Sep 17, 2014 04:30 PM

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

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

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Kennedy Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, from Sep 18, 2014 09:00 AM to Sep 18, 2014 03:15 PM

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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Friday, September 19: Nuclear Options: Behind the US-South Korea Conflict (Berkeley, CA)

180 Doe Memorial Library, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94704, from Sep 19, 2014 09:30 AM to Sep 19, 2014 05:30 PM

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, October 9: The US Alliance System in Asia with a focus on Korea with Victor Cha (Los Angeles, CA)

Tutor Campus Center (TCC) 450, 3607 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089, from Oct 09, 2014 02:00 PM to Oct 09, 2014 03:30 PM

Dr. Victor Cha will present at the University of Southern California on the US Alliance System in Asia, specifically focused on Korea.

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Friday, October 31: Countering Sanctions: The Unequal Geographic Impact of Economic Sanctions in North Korea (Stanford, CA)

Philippines Conference Room Encina Hall 616 Serra St., 3rd floor Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305, from Oct 31, 2014 12:00 PM to Oct 31, 2014 01:15 PM

Recently, economic sanctions have not been effective in changing the behavior of a sanctioned country. Yong Suk Lee will speak at Stanford to examine how an autocratic regime domestically counters the impact of economic sanctions, specifically, how the easing and tightening of sanctions impact the urban areas relative to the hinterlands in North Korea. Using the satellite luminosity data, he argues sanctions that fail to change the autocrat's behavior increase inequality at a cost to the already marginalized hinterlands. Economist Yong Suk Lee has been appointed the SK Center Fellow at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), effective Sept. 1, 2014. Lee will join the Korea Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC).

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