Building Peace With North Korea


Asia Briefing

Visitors bowing to statues of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang

Visitors bowing to statues of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il on Mansudae in Pyongyang (J.A. de Roo/Wikimedia Commons).

Breakfast available from 8:00 a.m.
Discussion begins at 8:30 a.m.

Get the insights you need on key trends in Asia at this series of monthly breakfast briefings featuring business and policy insiders and thought leaders. Conversations moderated by Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski.

Just hours after announcing it would resume talks with the U.S., North Korea launched a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile — serving as a reminder that while its young leader, Kim Jong-Un, will engage in negotiations, North Korea’s ability to threaten its neighbors and beyond isn’t too far behind the handshakes. Behind the scenes, there are groups providing humanitarian assistance, promoting inter-Korean exchanges and projects to reduce the animosity between the two Koreas, in the hopes of promoting peace on the Korean peninsula.

Join us for a look into the challenging work and role these groups play in the search for peace, with Asia 21 Young Leader John Delury and Dong-Jin Kim.


John Delury

John Delury is Associate Professor of Chinese Studies at Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies, and an Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader. He is the author, with Orville Schell, of Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century, and editor of a brand new volume, with Chung-in Moon, Bridging the Divide: Moon Jae-in's Korean Peace Initiative.

Dong-Jin Kim

Dong-Jin Kim is an Irish Research Council and Marie Curie Fellow at the Irish School of Ecumenics at Trinity College in Dublin. He has been working as a policy advisor for Korean peacebuilding and development NGOs, including the Korean Sharing Movement, and is author of a new book, The Korean Peace Process and Civil Society: Towards Strategic Peacebuilding.

Tom Nagorski

Tom Nagorski (moderator) is Executive Vice President of Asia Society. He joined the Asia Society following a three-decade career in journalism — having served most recently as Managing Editor for International Coverage at ABC News. He serves on Princeton University’s Advisory Council for the Department of East Asian Studies, and the Advisory Board of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

This program is made possible through the generous support of the Nicholas and Sheila Platt Endowment for Public Policy, and Asia Society’s Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative.

Event Details

Fri 01 Nov 2019
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

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