The World Affairs Council (WAC) is hosting a panel discussion on the context of developments and challenges of North Korea and South Korea May 22, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Antioch University Seattle Campus.

According to WAC, the Korean Peninsula has both a turbulent past and a tense, uncertain future. Relations with North Korea have also proven to be difficult for its neighbors and their allies, with an artillery exchange along its border with South Korea and promises of further nuclear missile tests serving as recent reminders.

Kim Jong-un’s re-election as First Chairman of the National Defense Commission also indicates that he remains firmly in control despite tightened United Nations sanctions, internal political upheavals, and severe food shortages that threaten thousands of people with starvation.

The discussion, which will be led by three distinguished professors from the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, will focus on these developments and challenges and for input on how these issues will shape the region in the coming years. The three professors are Clark Sorensen, who has written about the nuclear program in North Korea, Don Hellman, a frequent consultant to government and public policy organizations such as the National Security Council and the Committee for Economic Development, and Yong-Chool Ha, an expert on the politics of Northeast Asia. The panel aims to provide important information and valuable insight on one of the most challenging areas facing the international community.

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