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AMCHAM DPRK Committee Meeting

Friday, November 08, 2019

11:30am - 1:30pm

11:30am - 12:00pm: Registration / Networking
12:00pm - 1:30pm: Lunch / Speech / Q&A


Lotte Hotel, Cartlon Suite (36Fl.) (Downtown, Sogong-dong)


TOPIC North Korea: A Coming Crisis?
COST KRW 76,000 for members
KRW 76,000 for non-members (My company is an AMCHAM member)
KRW 96,000 for non-members
Noon, Wednesday, November 06, 2019

* No refunds for cancellations after this date and time
* Please complete registration in advance. No walk-ins or payments accepted at the door.
* 2 complimentary admission for Founding Partners

About the Speaker

Joel S. Wit, Senior Fellow with the nonpartisan Stimson Center in Washington, DC

Joel S. Wit is a Senior Fellow with the nonpartisan Stimson Center in Washington, DC and Director of its 38 North website, which provides timely and informed expert analysis on North Korea issues. Wit is an internationally recognized expert on Northeast Asia security issues. As a U.S. State Department official, he helped negotiate the 1994 US-DPRK Agreed Framework and was subsequently in charge of its implementation until he left government in 2002, holding countless talks with North Korean officials, including the military and nuclear establishments. He has written extensively in publications ranging from Foreignpolicy.com to the New York Times and is a regular expert guest on television shows including the PBS Newshour, CNN’s The Situation Room and the BBC, as well as radio, such as National Public Radio and BBC Radio.

Wit served as a Senior Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies US-Korea Institute from 2007-2018, and as a Senior Fellow at CSIS from 2002-2006. He has previously served as a consultant to the National Academy of Science and an Adjunct Senior Researcher at Columbia University’s Weatherhead Institute for Asian Studies. Wit is a co-author (with Robert Gallucci and Daniel Poneman) of Going Critical: The First North Korea Nuclear Crisis, the winner of the American Academy of Diplomacy’s 2004 prize for best book.


(email) amchamrsvp@amchamkorea.org

(phone) 02-6201-2229

Message from the Co-chairs

Is crisis with North Korea now becoming inevitable? The recent disappointing U.S.-North Korea talks in Stockholm renewed concerns that the window of opportunity is closing to reach a lasting agreement. The North has reiterated that, without progress by year’s end, Kim Jong Un plans to end a self-imposed weapons-testing moratorium, yet U.S. political will is instead increasingly focused on domestic issues. What must happen to salvage nuclear diplomacy with North Korea? The DPRK Committee invites you to a special lunch session with Mr. Joel Wit, an insightful and internationally-recognized North Korea expert with extensive experience negotiating and implementing U.S agreements with North Korea and its leadership. Mr. Wit will discuss this problematic impasse and what chances the U.S. may have to resolve the challenges that now stand in the way of an agreement.