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Recent Developments on the Korean Peninsula

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Panel
Jung Pak from the Brookings Institution and Stimson Center's Jenny Town joined the Council for an engaging discussion on the future of the Korean Peninsula amid widespread global uncertainty.
Speakers
Karl Friedhoff
Jung Pak
Jenny Town
Matthew Abbott
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About This Event

In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, the Korean Peninsula has experienced several significant political developments. South Korea's COVID-19 response successfully flattened the curve of additional confirmed cases of the virus, allowing the country to hold National Assembly elections that produced a victory for President Moon Jae-in's Democratic Party coalition. Meanwhile, the North Korean government claims that the country has zero confirmed cases of the coronavirus, prompting global skepticism, and rumors are circulating about the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Join the Council for an engaging discussion on the future of the Korean Peninsula amid widespread global uncertainty.

Copies of Jung Pak's new book, Becoming Kim Jong Un: A Former CIA Officer's Insights into North Korea's Enigmatic Young Dictator, are available for purchase at the Book Cellar.

About the Speakers
Marshall M. Bouton Fellow for Asia Studies
Council expert Karl Friedhoff
Karl Friedhoff was a Korea Foundation-Mansfield Foundation US-Korea Nexus Scholar and a member of the Mansfield Foundation’s Trilateral Working Group prior to joining the Council. Previously, he was a program officer in the Public Opinion Studies Program at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies based in Seoul, South Korea.
Council expert Karl Friedhoff
Jung Pak
Senior Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings Institution
Jenny Town
Fellow and Deputy Director, 38 North, Stimson Center
Director, Government and Diplomatic Programs
Council staff Matt Abbott
Matthew Abbott joined the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in 2015 as the director of government and diplomatic programs.
Council staff Matt Abbott