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Korea Economic Institute of America Presents:

[VIRTUAL EVENT] US Role in Security in Northeast Asia

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February 8th 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET

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Kathleen Stephens
President & CEO
Korea Economic Institute of America
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This event is hosted by the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall, please visit their website for more information.


Northeast Asia is home to both a nation that the U.S. considers to be one of its closest allies – South Korea – and one that has long served as a source of tension on the global stage, North Korea.

Relations with both nations have evolved drastically over the last several years. South Korea has endorsed and become highly involved in the Indo-Pacific strategy, strengthening relationships with Japan and the U.S. Meanwhile, North Korea has continued to test nuclear weapons, and ongoing sanctions have made the nation more isolated than ever.

Why has our relationship with the Korean peninsula changed so much? What is the role of North Korea on the world stage, and how does China play into these diplomatic relationships?

On Wednesday, February 8, join us for a conversation with Ambassador (ret) Kathleen Stephens, President & CEO of the Korea Economic Institute. Among many other diplomatic postings, Ambassador Stephens served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea from 2008 – 2011. Ambassador Stephens will share her expertise on Northeast Asia, and Korea in particular, in a conversation moderated by president emeritus of the RAND Corporation and LAWACTH Board Member, Jim Thomson.