The Institute of World Politics (IWP)
1521 16th Street NW Washington, D.C.
October 15, 2019, 4:00 pm EDT to 6:00 pm EDT
North Korea remains a highly critical foreign policy and intelligence issue for not just the U.S., but for the international community as well. A new, relatively untested leader with a burgeoning weapons inventory – both nuclear and conventional, and a penchant for unpredictability, Kim Jong-un represents both an enigma and an unprecedented dilemma. From what appeared to be a relatively promising first ever meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting U.S. President in Singapore to a disappointing sequence of events in Hanoi, the current situation on the Korean peninsula remains potentially extremely volatile.
This is the inaugural presentation of IWP's Asian Initiative lecture series featuring a two-day event on inter-Korean dialogue and US-NK relations post-Hanoi Summit.
October 15, 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Lessons Learned: The Inter-Korean Dialogue and Path Forward
Gen. Kim Dong-shin, South Korea Minister of National Defense (ret.)
October 16th, 4:30 – 6:00 PM
US-NK Relations: The Post-Hanoi Summit
Gen. Kim Dong-shin, former ROK Minister of National Defense
Gen. John Tilelli, Jr, former Commander in Chief, United Nations Command, ROK
Dr. Victor Cha, Senior Adviser and holder of the Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Mr. Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow for Northeast Asia, The Heritage Foundation.
Prof. John Sano, IWP Professor, and former Deputy Director, CIA’s National Clandestine Service.