~ Join the World Affairs Council for a presentation on Korea, The recent past, present, and future of both the North and the South and their frequent acrimonious relations. ~
The Korean Peninsula has both a turbulent past and a tense, uncertain future. Relations with North Korea have proven to be difficult for its neighbors and their allies, with an artillery exchange along its border with South Korea and promises of further nuclear missile tests serving as recent reminders. Kim Jong-un’s re-election as First Chairman of the National Defense Commission indicates that he remains firmly in control despite tightened United Nations sanctions, internal political upheavals, and severe food shortages that threaten thousands of people with starvation.
Join the World Affairs Council for a panel discussion on the context of these developments and challenges and for input on how these issues will shape the region in the coming years. Our discussion on Korea will be led by three distinguished professors from the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies: Professor Clark Sorensen, who has written about the nuclear program in North Korea; Professor Don Hellman, a frequent consultant to government and public policy organizations such as the National Security Council and the Committee for Economic Development; and Professor Yong-Chool Ha, an expert on the politics of Northeast Asia. Together this panel will provide important information and valuable insight on one of the most challenging areas facing the international community.
- Date: May 22, 2014
- Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
- Cost: $10 Members, $15 Non-Members