Hosted by the Wilson Center.
“Last year, tensions between the United States and North Korea brought the Korean Peninsula to brink of war. North Korea’s Kim Jong Un ramped up testing of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles designed to strike the American heartland. President Donald Trump threatened “fire and fury” in response to Pyongyang’s defiance.
One year later, the Korean Peninsula finds itself at a very different place: poised to declare peace between North Korea and the United States, and prepared to embark on a new era of engagement and reconciliation — if Kim and Trump can agree on a roadmap to denuclearization aimed at bringing the region lasting peace.
The Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy, the Asia Program and the Korea Global Forum are pleased to welcome Cho Myoung-Gyon, Minister of Unification for South Korea, to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on Thursday, Nov. 15, to share his thoughts on inter-Korean unity and prospects for peace on the Korean Peninsula. Minister Cho has been a key architect of the South Korean push for reconciliation led by South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and recently led a South Korean delegation visit to Pyongyang, North Korea.
Minister Cho’s keynote address for the Korea Global Forum 2018 in Washington, DC, is hosted by the Wilson Center, the Ministry of Unification, the Institute for Far Eastern Studies of Kyungnam University, and the University of North Korean Studies.
Also featured at this year’s Korea Global Forum are diplomats and scholars from South Korea and the United States, including Jae-kyu Park, former Unification Minister and president of Kyungnam University; Amb. Ho-young Ahn, president of the University of North Korean Studies; Amb. Joseph Yun, former U.S. special representative for North Korea policy; Marc Knapper, acting U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for Japan and Korea, and Jean H. Lee, director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy at the Wilson Center.”
More Information & RSVP: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/2018-korea-global-forum