Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula: Different Ways, Same Goal

The issue of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula faces diverse challenges, as the US and North Korea are driven by their own strategic goals and perspectives on how to achieve them. Further complicating this issue are the different interpretations and policy solutions by South Korean and US experts. In this time of diplomatic impasse, join experts from the Stimson Center and Korea Nuclear Policy Society for this timely discussion on how to move forward in the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

Featured Speakers:

  • Sang Hyun Lee is a senior researcher at the Sejong Institute in South Korea, and serves as president of the Korea Nuclear Policy Society (KNPS). He is a former nonresident fellow at the Stimson Center. Previously, he served as a Director-General for Policy Planning at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
  • Yong-Sup Han is a former Vice President and professor of the Korea National Defense University and a former director of the Research Institute of National Security Affairs. He was also the former President of the Korea Nuclear Policy Society (KNPS) and served as a main negotiator to North Korea for arms control for many years. He recently published the book, The Fate of North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons.
  • Il Soon Hwang is a chair professor of Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) and an emeritus professor in the School of Energy Systems Engineering at Seoul National University. Previously, he led Korean implementation of IAEA Periodic Safety Review (PSR) and the development of the advanced nuclear waste partitioning and transmutation technology, known as PEACER-Pyro Green, while serving as the director of Nuclear Transmutation Energy Research Center of Korea and as a member of the Korea National Academy of Engineering.
  • Jenny Town is a Stimson Fellow and the Managing Editor of Stimson’s 38 North, a website devoted to providing policy and technical analysis on North Korea. She was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business in 2019 for her role in co-founding and managing 38 North.
  • Clint Work is a Fellow with the Stimson Center, jointly appointed to its Security for a New Century program and 38 North. Prior to joining Stimson, he was an assistant professor at the University of Utah’s Asia Campus in South Korea and the regular foreign policy writer for The Diplomat Magazine’s Koreas page.

This event was co-hosted by the Korea Nuclear Policy Society

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