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An Update on North Korea

This seminar is part of McLane Middleton's Policy and Public Affairs Speaker Series

On May 1, 2018, McLane Middleton will welcome back special guest Dr. Sung-Yoon Lee - an expert on North Korea - to provide a follow-up to his May 9, 2017 presentation, "Five Myths About North Korea."

With a banner ballistic year under his belt, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is waging an all-out charm offensive, propositioning world leaders for summit meetings and attending a concert by top South Korean pop singers in Pyongyang.

How do we place Pyongyang's latest carrot-and-stick strategy in historical perspective?

As part of his presentation, Dr. Lee will discuss the current state of affairs and "How to Contain Kim Jung Un."

As a primer, the following is a link to Dr. Lee's recent op-ed in The Hill.

Kim Jong Un's Weaponization of Weirdness

Agenda
Registration/Networking - 7:30 a.m.
Program - 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Cost
This event is being offered as a free education session.

Location
McLane Middleton
300 TradeCenter, Suite 7600
Woburn, MA 01801

Registration
To register, click here.

About the Presenter


Sung-Yoon Lee

Sung-Yoon Lee is Kim Koo-Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies and Assistant Professor at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Dr. Lee is Associate in Research at the Korea Institute, Harvard University, and a former Research Fellow of the inaugural National Asia Research Program, a joint initiative by the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Dr. Lee’s essays on the international politics of the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia have been published multiple times in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Christian Science Monitor, CNN.com, The Hill, etc. His most recent publication is "Getting Tough on North Korea: How to Hit Pyongyang Where it Hurts,” in the May/June 2017 issue of Foreign Affairs.

Dr. Lee has testified as an expert witness at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs Hearings on North Korea policy and has advised senior officials and elected leaders in the U.S., including the President of the United States. In 2013, the Guardian called Lee “[a]mong the most insightful and prescient chroniclers.”

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