About the Lecture:
Will the US attack North Korea? What’s on Trump’s mind? Is Kim Jong-un ready for a showdown with the US? Or, is a peaceful resolution of the North Korean nuclear crisis still possible, with North Korea’s participation in the Winter Olympics? How is South Korea’s new president Moon Jae-in’s foreign policy shaping up? How will he manage relations with the US and China, as well as North Korea? These are some of the questions that are gripping the current Northeast Asia’s delicate security situation. This talk by Dr. Lee Seong-hyon of the Sejong Institute of South Korea will examine these and other relevant questions, followed by Q&A.
About the Speaker:
Lee Seong-Hyon, Ph.D., is a research fellow at the Sejong Institute in Seoul. He researches on North Korea’s international relations such as DPRK-China relations and DPRK-US relations. He is a frequent participant on “track 1.5” meetings in this regard. He is a graduate from Grinnell College, Harvard University, and Tsinghua University in Beijing (Ph.D. in political communication). He was the 2013-14 Pantech Fellow of Stanford University. He is also Senior Research Fellow (nonresident) at the Center for Korean Peninsula Studies at Peking University. His publications include, “Why Did We Get China Wrong? Reconsidering the Popular Narrative: China will abandon North Korea,” International Journal of Korean Unification Studies, 2016, vol.25, no.1, pp. 65-93.