One Pandemic, Two Koreas: Coronavirus and the Korean Peninsula Standoff


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Virtual forum

When: May 19 2020 - 2:30pm until May 19 2020 - 5:00pm
Where: YouTube

Join East-West Center and the Korea Press Foundation for a special public virtual forum in English and Korean:

One Pandemic, Two Koreas: Coronavirus and the Korean Peninsula Standoff

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on TVWednesday May 20, 9:30 am – noon, Seoul time
Honolulu: Tue. May 19, 2:30 - 5 pm
Eastern US: Tue., May 19, 8:30 - 11 pm
GMT: Wed., May 20, 12:30 - 3 am

Watch live in English
or Korean

A replay video will also be available afterward.

Featured Speakers:
- Ko, Yunju, Director-General for North American Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Korea)
- Marc Knapper (Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Korea and Japan, US) 
- Koh, Yu Hwan (President of the Korea Institute for National Unification, Korea) 
- Marcus Noland (Executive Vice President and Director of Studies at the Peterson Institute, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Research Program, East West Center)  

Featured Discussants:
- Lee, Jae Hun (Journalist, The Hankyoreh
- Wang, Son Taek (Journalist, YTN) 
- Guy Taylor (National Security Team Leader, The Washignton Times)
- Trudy Rubin (Worldview columnist, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Moderator: Dr. Kim Ji Yoon 

Tentative schedule (subject to change):

Time (Seoul)     Schedule/Topics                      Speaker
09:30~09:40     Opening & Welcome Remark     KPF, EWC
09:40~10:00     US-Korea Alliance                     Mr. Ko, Yunju
10:00~10:20     US-Korea Alliance                     Mr. Marc Knapper
10:20~10:40     Inter-Korean Relations              Mr. Koh, Yu Hwan
10:40~11:00     Inter-Korean Relations              Mr. Marcus Noland
11:00~11:20     Panel discussion                       Discussants
11:20~12:00     Panel & Floor discussion           -

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