Beyond the Trump-Kim Summit

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After months of speculation and fast-paced developments on the Korean Peninsula, the Trump-Kim summit has been scheduled for June 12 in Singapore. In the weeks preceding the summit, the U.S. and North Korea, as well as the rest of Northeast Asia, will prepare for an historic meeting that might reopen negotiations on North Korea’s nuclear program and possibly curtail the policy of “maximum pressure” that the United States and its allies have followed during the Trump administration. What can observers expect from the lead-up to the meeting, and what can they expect from the summit – and the next steps? Join the Stimson Center, in collaboration with the Canon Institute for Global Studies, for a panel discussion on the summit and its impact with Katsu Furukawa, Ph.D., a former member of the U.N. Panel of Experts on Sanctions against North Korea; Frank Januzzi, President of the Mansfield Foundation; Jenny Town, Managing Editor at 38 North; and Yun Sun, Co-Director of the East Asia Program at Stimson. Yuki Tatsumi, Co-Director of the East Asia Program, will moderate.

Update: Given recent developments, the panel discussion will focus issues relating to the breakdown of the summit preparations, and what their implications are.

WHAT: A panel discussion on the upcoming summit between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un. This event is on-the-record.
WHERE: The Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington DC, 20036
WHEN: Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
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KATSU FURUKAWA, Ph.D., Former Member, U.N. Panel of Experts on Sanctions against North Korea

Independent consultant on global sanction issues; National Security Analyst; and a commentator for Sankei Newspaper. From 2011 through 2016, he was a Member of the U.N. Panel of Experts monitoring the U.N. sanctions against North Korea. From 2004 to 2011, Furukawa was a Fellow of the Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society in Japan Science and Technology Agency. He was also a member of the Council of Asian Transnational Threat Research, and a Lecturer for the U.S. Security Council Resolution 1540 Committee Regional Workshop. Previously, he was a Senior Research Associate with the Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Washington, D.C. in charge of a Japan-U.S. track II project, and also worked for the Council of Foreign Relations. Furukawa holds a B.A. in Economics from Keio University in Tokyo, a Master of Public Administration from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a Ph.D. from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.


FRANK JANNUZI, President & CEO, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation

Frank Jannuzi joined the Mansfield Foundation in April 2014. He previously served as Deputy Executive Director (Advocacy, Policy and Research) at Amnesty International, USA. There he shaped and promoted legislation and policies to advance universal human rights, protect individuals and communities at risk, and free prisoners of conscience. From 1997 to 2012, he was Policy Director, East Asian and Pacific Affairs, for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. During his tenure with the Foreign Relations Committee he also was a Hitachi Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations in 2006-2007, serving as a visiting lecturer at Keio University and a visiting scholar at the Institute of International Policy Studies in Tokyo. Early in his career he served for nine years as an analyst in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Jannuzi holds a B.A. from Yale University and a Master in Public Policy degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.


YUN SUN, Co-Director, East Asia Program, Stimson

Yun Sun’s expertise is in Chinese foreign policy, U.S.-China relations and China’s relations with neighboring countries and authoritarian regimes. From 2011 to early 2014, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, jointly appointed by the Foreign Policy Program and the Global Development Program, where she focused on Chinese national security decision-making processes and China-Africa relations. From 2008 to 2011, Sun was the China Analyst for the International Crisis Group based in Beijing, specializing on China’s foreign policy towards conflict countries and the developing world. Prior to ICG, she worked on U.S.-Asia relations in Washington, D.C. for five years. Sun earned her master’s degree in international policy and practice from George Washington University, as well as an M.A. in Asia Pacific studies and a B.A. in international relations from Foreign Affairs College in Beijing.


JENNY TOWN, Managing Editor and Producer, 38 North

Jenny Town is the Managing Editor and Producer of 38 North, a web-journal providing analysis of events in and around the DPRK–from social evolution to political developments to WMD. She was previously the Assistant Director at the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, where she managed programs on North Korea, nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, US-ROK alliance and Northeast Asia regional security. She is an expert reviewer for Freedom House’s Freedom in the World Index, where she previously worked on the Human Rights in North Korea project. Town is also an Associate Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS, a Senior Fellow for Korea Studies at the America Foreign Policy Council, an Associate Member of the Council of Korean Americans, and a Member of the National Committee on North Korea. Town sits on the Board of Directors of the Melton Foundation and the Editorial Board for Inkstick.


YUKI TATSUMI, Co-Director, East Asia Program, Stimson (Moderator)

Yuki Tatsumi focuses on the Japanese defense establishment, the U.S.-Japan alliance, and security dynamics and challenges in Northeast Asia. She is the author of numerous books, monographs, and articles. Before joining Stimson, Tatsumi worked as a research associate at CSIS and as the special assistant for political affairs at the Embassy of Japan in Washington. In September 2006 Tatsumi testified before the House Committee on International Relations. She is a recipient of the 2009 Yasuhiro Nakasone Incentive Award. In 2012 she was awarded the Letter of Appreciation from the Ministry of National Policy of Japan for her contribution in advancing mutual understanding between the United States and Japan. A native of Tokyo, Tatsumi holds a B.A. in liberal arts from the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan and an M.A. in international economics and Asian studies from Johns Hopkins SAIS.

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