725 Park Avenue New York, NY 10021
June 13, 2018, 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Will Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un make history in Singapore on June 12? Will the leaders of the U.S. and North Korea actually meet in person – and if they do, what progress might they make, in what may be the world’s most dangerous flashpoint? And if they do not meet – or the summit goes poorly – what then? Uncertainty surrounds this unprecedented summit meeting, involving a tense and volatile part of the world.
On the day after the scheduled summit in Singapore, join a special Asia Society gathering that brings together two distinguished veterans of diplomacy and negotiations with North Korea. Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman, a former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, was Special Advisor to the President and Secretary of State and North Korea Policy Coordinator under President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Ambassador Sherman led the efforts to halt North Korean missile testing and proliferation, helped engineer the Washington visit of a top North Korean envoy for a meeting with the President, and accompanied Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on her historic October 2000 meeting with Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang. Ambassador Sherman, as Under Secretary of State in the Obama Administration, also led the negotiating team for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear agreement with Iran. Joining Ambassador Sherman will be Daniel Russel, Vice President of the Asia Society Policy Institute and former point person on Korea for the Obama Administration. Russel dealt extensively with the North Korea challenge in his long career as a U.S. diplomat, from his involvement in the negotiations of the 1994 Agreed Framework to his service as Special Assistant to the President and as Assistant Secretary of State in the Obama Administration.
Breakfast available from 8:00 AM
Discussion begins at 8:30 AM
Free Live Webcast: https://asiasociety.org/new-york/live-webcast
Tickets: Members $30; Students/Seniors $40; Nonmembers $50