Evening Panel Discussion
6:30 – 8 pm
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Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s groundbreaking trip to Pyongyang on September 17 appears to open the door to eventual normalization of relations between Japan and North Korea. If the opportunity for détente turns out to be real, it will have a major impact on the prospects for North-South reconciliation and for peace and security in the region. Join a panel of foreign policy experts as they discuss the outcome of Koizumi’s trip and what it means for Japan, the Korean Peninsula, as well as the future of U.S. foreign policy in Northeast Asia.
Charles Armstrong, Associate Professor & Director of the Center for Korean Research, Columbia University
Kurt Campbell, Senior Vice President, Director, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies; former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia and the Pacific
Donald P. Gregg, President & Chairman, The Korea Society; Former Ambassador to South Korea
Yutaka Kawashima, Senior Fellow, Center for Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; former Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
William Clark, President, Japan Society
Followed by a reception.
- September 23, 2002
- 6:30 pm