After the Trump-Kim summit 2.0: What’s next for US policy on North Korea?

Falk Auditorium

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The summit meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un on February 27 and 28 in Vietnam will bring the two leaders together for the second time in less than a year. U.S.-North Korea negotiations on nuclear issues have been at a stalemate since the first summit in Singapore that touted lofty but vague goals. Will the second summit yield better results?

On March 6, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings will host a distinguished panel of experts for a discussion on the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi. The speakers will offer observations and analyses of the summit, address the implications for and potential next steps in U.S.-North Korea relations, and what this means for denuclearization of North Korea, inter-Korean relations, and the U.S.-ROK alliance.

After the session, panelists will take audience questions.


9:30 AM – 11:00 AM


Jung H. Pak
SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies Senior Fellow – Foreign Policy, Center for East Asia Policy Studies

Robert Einhorn
Senior Fellow – Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative

Ambassador Mark Lippert
Vice President, Boeing International; Senior Adviser, CSIS Korea Chair – Boeing International; CSIS

Ambassador Kathleen Stephens
President and CEO – Korea Economic Institute of America


Major Garrett
Chief Washington Correspondent – CBS News