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New Approaches to Unification

This program series aims to promote dialogue and awareness on Korean Peninsula peace and security issues, covering US-Korea relations, inter-Korean relations, and regional relations from a variety of functional perspectives. The series consists of online moderated dialogues where program speakers seek to identify opportunities for forward progress to help specialists and policymakers generate new thinking on core problem areas. The series is supported by a grant from the UniKorea Foundation.


Prospects for Diplomacy with North Korea
Markus Garlauskas, Soo Kim and Ankit Panda ||

Wednessday, September 16, 2020 | 12 PM|

Join us for a discussion on challenges and opportunities for continued nuclear negotiations with North Korea, featuring Markus Garlauskas, former U.S. National Intelligence Officer for North Korea, Soo Kim, RAND, and Ankit Panda, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace… Read More


New Views on Korean Peace Regime and Unification ||
Frank Aum, Hannah Song, Joseph Kim and Rachel Minyoung Lee
Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 11 AM

Join us for this discussion on prospects for a peace regime and inter-Korean social integration with Frank Aum, United States Institute of Peace, Hannah Song, President & CEO at Liberty in North Korea, Rachel Minyoung Lee, former intelligence analyst for the U.S. government, and Joseph Kim, Human Freedom Initiative, George W. Bush Institute… Read More


North Korean Sanctions and Adaptation ||
Darya Dolzikova, William J. Newcomb and Cameron Trainer
Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 12 PM

Join us for a discussion on international economic sanctions on North Korea with William Newcomb, Fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies and former Member of the Panel of Experts on DPRK Sanctions at the United Nations, Darya Dolzikova of the Royal United Services Institute, and Cameron Trainer of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies… Read More


Being in North Korea: A special podcast interview||
Andray Abrahamian
Thursday, December 10, 2020

In this podcast interview, Andray Abrahamian offers insights from his new book, Being in North Korea, an exploration of North Korean society from the inside, citing personal experiences gained by the author over 30 trips to the DPRK… Read More


Pathways to a Brighter Future for North Korea's Economy||
Byung-Yeon Kim, Brad Babson and Peter Ward
Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 6 PM

Join us for a discussion about scenarios for North Korean development and inter-Korean economic integration. Seoul National University economics Professor Byung-Yeon Kim, former World Bank economist and a consultant on Asian affairs Brad Babson, and NK Pro analyst Peter Ward join Korea Society President Tom Byrne in conversation… Read More


The Historical Causes of Korea's Division and Challenges to Reconciliation||
Michael D. Shin
Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 12 PM

Michael D. Shin, a Fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge, looks at the late Joseon period and the Japanese colonial period to examine the historical causes of Korean division and investigate their impact on inter-Korean reconciliation in this program supported by the UniKorea Foundation… Read More


Role of Regional Players in Inter-Korean Peace and Unification||
Katrin Fraser Katz, Kathryn​ Botto and Stephen Noerper
Friday, April 16, 2021 | 12 PM

Join us for a discussion on regional roles in building inter-Korean peace and unification with Columbia University adjunct professor Katrin Fraser Katz, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace senior research analyst Kathryn Botto, and Columbia University adjunct professor, Weatherhead East Asian Institute research scholar and Society senior director Stephen Noerper… Read More


Bridging the Divide: Social & Cultural Integration of North and South Korea||
Hyun In-nae and Bada Nam
Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 12 PM

Join us for this discussion about obstacles and opportunities for inter-Korean social and cultural integration, featuring Dr. Hyun In-nae, Ewha University Professor and former director of the Korea Hana Foundation, and Bada Nam, Secretary General for the South Korean non-governmental organization People for Successful Corean Reunification (PSCORE)… Read More