CANCELED: The 1968 Pueblo Incident and the Origins of North Korea's Military Adventurism: Objectives and Lessons Learned

February 10, 2010 // 2:30pm4:00pm
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Based on newly available documentation from the archives of North Korea's former communist allies, panelists will discuss the January 1968 North Korean seizure of the intelligence-collecting ship USS Pueblo and the lessons learned from the eleven months of negotiations over the release of the ship's 82 surviving crewmembers.


Narushige Michishita, Associate Professor of the Security and International Studies Program at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo.

Jongdae Shin, Associate Professor at the University of North Korean Studies, Seoul, South Korea, and Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Bernd Schaefer, Senior Scholar with the Cold War International History Project and 2010 Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Mitchell Lerner, Associate Professor of history, Ohio State University.

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  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • James Person // Senior Program Associate
  • Charles Kraus // Program Assistant