2023 NCNK West Coast Members Meeting

March 2, 2023


The National Committee on North Korea convened its annual West Coast meeting on February 13, 2023 at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). NCNK members and special guests from around the US and overseas joined the all-day hybrid meeting to receive briefings from officials of the governments of the United States and the Republic of Korea, as well as the private sector and nongovernmental organizations. We were honored to be joined by such esteemed figures in diplomacy, law, and public policy.

NCNK extends deep appreciation to UCSD Professor Steph Haggard, the Lawrence and Sallye Krause Distinguished Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies and director of the Korea-Pacific Program and Marie Thievos, Strategic Programs Manager for the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.

Featured Speakers 

Dr. Jung H. Pak

US Deputy Assistant Secretary and Deputy Special Representative for North Korea


Counselor Hyejiin Kim

Embassy of the Republic of Korea


Ian Bennett

Associate Head of Programs, Business and Entrepreneurship
Choson Exchange

Brianna Krominga

Senior Associate


Jean H. Lee

Director, Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


Heidi Linton

Executive Director
Christian Friends of Korea


Dr. Jeffrey Lewis

Professor; Director, East Asia Nonproliferation Project (EANP)
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey


Theresa Lou

Democratic Staff Director for the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Indo-Pacific


James Min

Partner at LimNexus and Legal Advisor to NCNK


Dr. Stephen Noerper

Asia Dialogue


Linda Staheli

Founder and President
Global Co Lab Network