International Crisis Group
June 15, 2020, 8:00 am EDT to 9:30 am EDT
Two years have passed since U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's historic Singapore summit. But nuclear diplomacy remains stuck and the 2018 June Singapore Joint Statement has not been implemented. The coronavirus pandemic and U.S. presidential elections in November might convince both capitals to kick the can down the road until next year, at the earliest. But Pyongyang's nuclear weapons capability continues to advance without restrictions.
International Crisis Group will host former chief envoys from the U.S. and South Korea who negotiated the 1994 Agreed Framework, the 2005 and 2007 Six Party Talks agreements, and the 2012 Leap Day deal with North Korea during the Clinton, Roh, Bush, and Obama administrations for a look back and their advice on next steps towards denuclearization, peace, and regional stability.
Amb. Robert L. Gallucci - Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy, Georgetown University. Former chief U.S. negotiator of 1994 Agreed Framework; Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs; Deputy Executive Chairman, UN Special Commission in Iraq; U.S. Ambassador-at-Large.
Amb. Chun Yung-woo - Chairman, Korean Peninsula Future Forum. Former chief South Korean negotiator of 2007 Six Party Talks agreements; Vice Foreign Minister; South Korean Ambassador to the UK; National Security Advisor.
Amb. Christopher R. Hill - Chief Global Advisor/Professor of the Practice in Diplomacy, University of Denver. Former chief U.S. negotiator of 2005 and 2007 Six Party Talks agreements; U.S. Ambassador to South Korea; Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs; U.S. Ambassador to Iraq.
Amb. Glyn T. Davies - Former chief U.S. negotiator of 2012 Leap Day deal; U.S. Permanent Representative to the IAEA; U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand.
Duyeon Kim (moderator) - Senior Advisor for Northeast Asia and Nuclear Policy, International Crisis Group.