Thursday, March 11, 2021 2:00 PM
Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
Korean Peninsula Affairs Center presents
Civil Society Dialogues in U.S.-China and U.S.-North Korea Relations
This talk will explore the ways in which civil society
organizations carry forward the messages received during track II dialogues and
seek to transfer these messages to policymakers and into actionable policy.
Jasper will recount his experience of track II mechanisms with North Korean and
Chinese counterparts and subsequent advocacy efforts that build on these
efforts. Most notably, Jasper will discuss efforts that impacted international
agreements such as the Singapore Joint Statement between the United States and
North Korea as well as recent research demonstrating the quantifiable results
of U.S.-China dialogues.
Asia Public Education and Advocacy Coordinator
American Friends Service Committee
Jasper is the Asia Public Education and Advocacy Coordinator for the American
Friends Service Committee, where he has advocated for diplomacy, humanitarian
cooperation, and peacebuilding with North Korea and China since 2015. He
has assisted and taken part in humanitarian delegations to North Korea and
regularly participates in Track II dialogues with Chinese foreign policy
experts. Jasper is a co-founder of the Korea Peace Network and leads grassroots
efforts across 25 states calling for government support for reunions between
separated Korean American families and their loved ones in North Korea, the
repatriation of U.S. servicemember remains, people-to-people exchanges, and
ending the Korean War. He also co-leads the Lift Sanctions, Save Lives network,
and advocates for human-centered sanctions policy.
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