Institute for European Studies - Korea Chair
October 28, 2020, 9:00 am EDT to 10:00 am EDT
The result of the upcoming US president election will have a strong impact on global politics. The Korean Peninsula is no exception. President Donald Trump has made history by meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un three times, but his approach to the US-ROK alliance has brought growing tensions with South Korea. Joe Biden promises to “work with allies” including South Korea, but he has been critical of Trump’s North Korea policy.
Who might Seoul and Pyongyang want to win the election? How would Seoul and Pyongyang react to a Trump or a Biden victory? And what might be the impact of the result of the election on inter-Korean relations? This expert panel hosted by the Institute for European Studies will discussand analyse these questions.
Victor Cha, Senior Adviser and Korea Chair, Center for International and Strategic Studies; Vice Dean for Faculty and Graduate Affairs and D.S.-Song - KF Professor of Government, Georgetown University
Choi Kang, Acting President, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
Duyeon Kim, Senior Advisor for Northeast Asia and Nuclear Policy, International Crisis Group
Amb. Kathleen Stephens, President and CEO, Korea Economic Institute
Ramon Pacheco Pardo, KF-VUB Korea Chair, Institute for European Studies (IES-VUB); Associate Professor of International Relations, King's College London