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Past Events

Oct 1

YouGov Survey on American Attitudes Towards the Korean Peninsula

Livestreamed via Zoom | 1 Participants

Shortly after the end of the Korean War in 1953 the United States and South Korea signed their Mutual Defense Treaty. On the 67th anniversary of the Mutual Defense Treaty, how does the American public view the alliance and the U.S.-Korea relationship today?

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Sep 10

Through the Looking Glass: Chinese Open Source Assessments of North Korea’s Ballistic Missile Capabilities

Livestreamed via Zoom | 2 Participants

North Korea’s ballistic missile program has long been a concern for the United States, South Korea, and Japan. Foreign researchers have increasingly leveraged advanced open source intelligence and cooperated across countries to track the North’s developments over the last 25 years. But one country has been left out – China. Are there available, open source Chinese analyses of North Korean ballistic missiles, do they align with U.S. assessments, and is there anything researchers would gain from reading these analyses?

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Aug 5

The Future of Global Value Chains in East Asia after COVID-19

Livestreamed via Zoom | 2 Participants

The onset of COVID-19 and the subsequent shortages of necessities such as personal protective equipment have raised questions about global values chains and the idea of just in time production. In response, the United States, Japan, and other governments have called for production to be re-shored to their domestic markets. However, global value chains were under pressure prior to COVID-19 from the U.S.-China trade war and other factors. Please join KEI and the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy for a discussion of how COVID19, the U.S.-China trade war, and other factors will shape global value chains in East Asia.

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Jul 28

Ethics of Sanctions on North Korea: A Conversation with Hazel Smith

Livestreamed via Zoom | 1 Participants

There have been many discussions in Washington D.C. and elsewhere about whether sanctions against North Korea are effective, but fewer conversations on whether they are ethical. Filling this void, Professor Hazel Smith asks whether the means used by the United Nations to achieve denuclearization are justified by the international community’s desire for North Korea to dismantle its arsenal. She joins KEI for a conversation on this very question.

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Jul 23

China’s Rise and the American Response: Perspectives from Latest Volume of KEI Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Studies

Livestreamed via Zoom | 3 Participants

To mark the publication of KEI’s 31st volume of our Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Studies, please join us for a discussion of three distinct approaches to understanding perhaps the most consequential recent development in international affairs: the intensifying competition between the United States and China.

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Jul 21

Managing North Korea during COVID-19: A Conversation with Markus Garlauskas

Livestreamed via Zoom | 1 Participants

COVID-19 has become an unexpected variable in the U.S.-North Korea relationship. The virus has had a significant impact on both countries and may be one factor in North Korean reluctance to resume negations with the United States along with the impending U.S. presidential election. How should the United States manage North Korea policy prior to the election and after?

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