North Korea Event Calendar

This calendar lists public events about or related to North Korea. It focuses on events held in Washington, D.C., although it will also list notable events held elsewhere in the U.S. If you have an event you think should be included, please contact us.

All webcasts are listed in Eastern Time unless otherwise noted.


March 4, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

[Webcast] New Developments in Inter-Korean Relations

The Korea Society and Columbia University's Center for Korean Research

Woodrow Wilson Center director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy Jean Lee converses with senior director Stephen Noerper on ROK-DPRK relations. They address impasse and opportunity between North Korea and South Korea and offer recommendations for US and other policy makers on peninsular realities and possibilities.


March 8, 2021

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

[Webcast] A New Beginning or the Same Old Story? Prospects for the Biden Administration's North Korea Policy

Stanford University Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

The Biden administration has yet to announce its North Korea policy, and it remains unclear whether it will try to forge a new path in U.S. dealings with North Korea or retread the steps of previous administrations. In this webinar, four experts with extensive experience with North Korea will assess the current situation on the Korean Peninsula and provide recommendations to the new administration.


March 10, 2021

9:00 am - 10:15 am EST

[Webcast] North Korea Beyond the Six Parties: Examining ties with Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia

Stimson Center & 38 North

What do North Korea’s foreign affairs and policy priorities look like beyond the six-party countries? Please join the Stimson Center’s and the KF-VUB Korea Chair for a roundtable discussion on North Korea’s underexamined relationships with countries in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.


March 18, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

[Webcast] The Historical Causes of Korea's Division and Challenges to Reconciliation

The Korea Society

Michael D. Shin, a Fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge, looks at the late Joseon period and the Japanese colonial period to examine the historical causes of Korean division and investigate their impact on inter-Korean reconciliation.



April 16, 2021

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

[Webcast] Role of Regional Players in Inter-Korean Peace and Unification

The Korea Society

Columbia University adjunct assistant professor Katrin Fraser Katz and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace senior research analyst Kathryn​ Botto join senior director Stephen Noerper for a discussion on regional roles in building inter-Korean peace and unification. Policy director Jonathan Corrado moderates audience questions in this program, supported by the UniKorea Foundation.