The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
July 22, 2021, 2:00 pm EDT to 2:45 pm EDT
The Biden administration completed its review of US foreign policy toward North Korea and proposed an approach different from President Trump’s "grand bargain" and President Obama’s "strategic patience." Can the United States and North Korea reach an agreement on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program? Former officials who engaged Pyongyang in the past discuss what lessons we can draw from previous negotiations and the state of US foreign policy toward North Korea.
Ambassador Gallucci previously served as US Ambassador-at-Large and Special Envoy for the US Department of State, focused on the non-proliferation of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass destruction. He was the chief US negotiator during the North Korean nuclear crisis of 1994. He served as Dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and President of the MacArthur Foundation.
Ambassador Hill is a former career diplomat, a four-time ambassador, nominated by three presidents, whose last post was as Ambassador to Iraq in 2009. Prior to Iraq, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 2005 until 2009 during which he was also the head of the US delegation to the Six Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue.