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6th Floor Boardroom
Woodrow Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20004

with Kim Hyung-ki, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Visiting Professor at Kyungnam University

Kim Hyung-ki is currently Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of North Korean Studies of Kyungnam University, in Seoul. For nearly three decades he served in key posts in inter-Korean relations, including vice-minister of unification and head of the supporting unit for inter-Korean talks from 2001-2003; delegate to the inter-Korean ministerial talks in 2000; director general of the South/North Dialogue Office in 1998; secretary to the president for unification affairs and vice-chairman of the South-North Joint Commission for Nuclear Control in 1997; delegate to the South-North talks in Beijing in 1995; director general for unification policy planning in 1994; and member of the South-North Joint Committee for Reconciliation in 1992.

Drawing on his long experience at the negotiating table and his examination of the documentary record the Center's North Korea International Documentation Project has uncovered, Prof. Kim will discuss the peculiarity of North Korea's negotiating tactics and behavior and offer suggestions about how to promote peaceful and effective negotiations with Pyongyang. Prof. Kim will also assess current conditions in North Korea and prospects for change.