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U.S. National Security and the Korean Peninsula: Perspectives from a Defector, a Russian, and an Analyst

Join us for a discussion on U.S. national security and the Korean peninsula from the perspectives of a former senior ranking official of the Kim Jong-un regime, a professor of St Petersburg University, and a renowned author on issues related to North Korea at a conference hosted jointly with the Institute for Corean-American Studies (ICAS).

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  • Jong Ho Ri

    Former head, Korea Daehung Trading Corp., North Korea
  • Sergei Kurbanov

    Professor, St Petersburg State University and Visiting Scholar, Institute for Korean Studies, George Washington University
  • Tara O

    Adjunct Fellow, Pacific Forum Center for Strategic and International Studies.
  • Abraham Denmark

    Director, Asia Program
  • Synja P Kim

    President and Chairman, ICAS