Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:00 PM
Korean Peninsula Affairs Center presents: Joel Wit - Trump & North Korea: What We Know and Don't Know
Joel Wit, Senior Research Fellow, Columbia University, Weatherhead Institute for East Asian Studies
Trump administration faces a number of serious foreign policy challenges, with
North Korea near the top of the list. Despite media pronouncements to the
contrary, rather than a hardline stance towards Pyongyang, President Trump may
be searching for a way forward other than immediately escalating
sanctions--including against China—or seriously considering military action
against the North. The presentation will explore this possibility as well as
how events in South Korea, China and North Korea might fit into this effort.
Wit is concurrently a Senior Fellow at the US-Korea Institute at SAIS and a
Senior Research Fellow at Columbia University Weatherhead
Institute for East Asian Studies.
served as Senior Advisor to Ambassador Robert L. Galluci from
1993-1995, where he developed strategies to help resolve the crisis over North
Korea’s weapons program, and as Coordinator for the US-North Korea Agreed
Framework from 1995-1999, where he was the official in charge of
implementation. He was also a key participant in the establishment of the
Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO).
published numerous articles on Northeast Asian security issues. He has also
written numerous articles on North Korea and nonproliferation and is the
coauthor of the book Going
Critical: The First North Korean Nuclear Crisis (Brookings
Institution Press, 2004). He received his M.I.A. from Columbia University in
1979 and his B.A. from Bucknell
University in 1976.
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Sponsored by the Korean Peninsula Affairs Center & The East Asia Program at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs