CANCELLED: America’s Ways to Win -- Actions for Peace in East Asia
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO A DEATH IN THE FAMILY.
WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE IN THE FUTURE, PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR UPDATES.
In this lecture, former Prime Minister of South Korea Nakyon Lee will summarize the reasons why nuclear negotiations with North Korea have failed. He will suggest realistic and pragmatic approaches for the US and all relevant parties to move toward denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula. Such approaches involve incremental, reciprocal, and simultaneous concessions between Washington and Pyongyang, according to a well-defined, long-term road map for mutually reducing threats and improving relations.
Nakyon Lee is a former prime minister of the Republic of Korea serving during the Moon Jae-in Administration. He graduated from Seoul National University with a degree in law and became a journalist at Dong-a Ilbo. After 21 years as a journalist, he entered politics and served five terms as a member of the National Assembly. During his fourth term in 2014, he became the governor of Jeollanam-do Province until President Moon nominated him as prime minister in 2017. He was also elected as the chairperson of the Democratic Party of Korea in 2020. During his years in public affairs, he has focused on both the domestic and international affairs of South Korea. As prime minister, he was responsible for domestic issues, including the safety of the citizens and society. He was a member of the Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee at the National Assembly, in which he worked towards a peaceful inter-Korean relationship. He is currently a visiting scholar at the George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies, where his research focuses on the peacebuilding process on the Korean Peninsula.
Friday, April 14 at 11:30am to 1:00pm
Hale Science, 230
1350 Pleasant Drive, Boulder, CO 80309