Speaker: David C. Kang, USC Korean Studies InstituteModerator: Celeste Arrington, GW Institute for Korean Studies
Date & TimeWednesday, January 23, 20194:00 pm - 5:30 pm
VenueElliott School of International Affairs Room B17, The George Washington University1957 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20052
Event DescriptionMany in the U.S. are deeply skeptical of North Korea’s intentions. There is a conventional wisdom that Kim will never denuclearize, he can’t be trusted, and that the dramatic moves of the past year are simply yet another episode of North Korean manipulation and deception. Is this the case? Or, do North Korean leader Kim, South Korean leader Moon, and U.S. president Trump have an historic opportunity to make genuine change on the peninsula? What are the issues and stakes in 2019? In this talk, Professor Kang will explore these issues and put the current situation in a broader historical and political context.
This event is on the record and open to the media.