Reaching a Peaceful Solution to the North Korea Nuclear Crisis Through Dialogue

US-Korea Institute at SAIS

Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20036

November 15, 2017, 10:00 am to 11:30 am

The US-Korea Institute at SAIS will host a discussion with Hon. CHOO Mi-ae, Chairperson of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (Minjoo Party) and Ambassador Robert Gallucci, Chairman of the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS.

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CHOO Mi-ae is the chairperson of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (Minjoo Party) and a fifth term member of the National Assembly representing the district of Gwangjin-gu in Seoul. She began her career as a judge, serving on the District Courts of Chuncheon, Incheon, and Jeonju as well as the Gwangju High Court. She was first elected to the National Assembly in 1996 and previously chaired the Environment and Labor Committee. Within the Democratic Party, she previously served as a member of the Supreme Council and the head of Presidential Election Planning Group for the 2012 Presidential Election. CHOO Mi-ae holds an M.A. in Economics from the Graduate School of Economics at Yonsei University and a Bachelor of Arts in Law from Hanyang University.

Ambassador Robert Gallucci is the Chairman of the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He was also the Director of the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, President of the MacArthur Foundation, and the dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University for thirteen years. Previously, as the ambassador at-large and special envoy for the US State Department, he dealt with the threats posed by the proliferation of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass destruction. He served as the Chief US Negotiator during the North Korean nuclear crisis of 1994. He was also Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs, and served as Deputy Executive Chairman of the UN Special Commission overseeing the disarmament of Iraq after the first Gulf War. He earned his B.A. at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Brandeis University. He has authored a number of publications on political- military issues, including Neither Peace Nor Honor: The Politics of American Military Policy in Vietnam (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1975) and Going Critical: The First North Korean Nuclear Crisis with Joel S. Wit and Daniel Poneman (Brookings Press, April 2004). For Going Critical, he is the recipient of the 2005 Douglas Dillon Award given by the American Academy of Diplomacy for a book of distinction in the practice of diplomacy.

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