November 03, 2010 // 4:00pm — 5:15pm
For most American observers, the North Korea (DPRK) nuclear issue begins in the late 1980s and early 1990s, as leaders in Pyongyang, faced with the loss of their Cold War alliance relationships and confronting unparalleled challenges to the survival of the regime, sought security through pursuit of nuclear weapons and diplomatic breakthroughs with the United States.
October 01, 2010 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
On September 28, the ruling Korean Workers' Party (KWP) convened its Third Conference in Pyongyang. The political gathering was used as a platform to unveil a number of leadership changes, including the appointment of Kim Jong Il's third son, Kim Jong Eun, as a Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission.
September 08, 2010 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
How well do we know North Korea? Amid speculation on political succession, the question of Pyongyang's nuclear intentions and capabilities, and North Korean brinkmanship, how can we be certain that the conclusions we reach about the North's intentions are sound? How do we assess the quality of our intelligence sources, given the opacity of the regime?
June 16, 2010 // 2:00pm — 6:15pm
Document Release: CD-ROMs containing the newly released documents will be distributed at the press conference and the conference.
May 06, 2010 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
"As long as China does not fundamentally change its strategic view on the Korean Peninsula," observed Dr. Berhnard Seliger, resident representative of the Hanns Seidel Foundation's Seoul office, "a collapse propelled by the economy is unlikely." With only a minimum amount of income necessary to sustain the North Korean regime, talk of its demise is premature.
February 10, 2010 // 2:30pm — 4:00pm
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.
February 08, 2010 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
February 04, 2010 // 1:00pm — 2:00pm
Ahn Sang-Soo, Mayor, Incheon Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea
January 29, 2010 // 8:00am — 4:00pm
Park Jae Kyu, Kyungnam University; James Steinberg, Department of State; Joseph DeTrani, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Charles K. Armstrong, Columbia University; Victor Cha, Georgetown University; Kang Choi, Institute for Foreign Affairs and National Security; Young-sun Ha, Seoul National University; Byung-Kook Kim, Korea University; Tae Hyun Kim, Chungang University; Samuel Kim, Columbia University; Alexandre Mansourov, Johns Hopkins, SAIS; Christian F. Ostermann, Woodrow Wilson Center; James F. Person, Woodrow Wilson Center; Kihl-jae Ryoo, University of North Korean Studies; William Stueck, University of Georgia; Amb. Jounyung Sun, University of North Korean Studies; Robert Sutter, Georgetown University; Zhu Feng, Beijing University
December 02, 2009 // 2:30pm — 4:00pm
Chaibong Hahm, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation; Kirk Larsen, Associate Professor of History, Brigham Young University; Sung-Yoon Lee, Adjunct Assistant Professor of International PoliticsThe Fletcher School, Tufts University
Experts & Staff
- 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 // Deputy Director, History and Public Policy Program; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
- Charles Kraus // Program Associate
- Roy O. Kim // Program Assistant
- Jean H. Lee // Public Policy Fellow