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China and the United States: Solving the North Korea Problem

Feb 16, 2011 · 4:30 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Bowl 2

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What’s behind China’s curious response to developments on the Korean Peninsula over the past year, including North Korea’s sinking of a South Korean warship and attack on a South Korean island? Has China’s policy towards the Korean Peninsula changed and, if so, what are the implications for the United States? After incidents that brought the Peninsula to the brink of war and after months of crossed signals between Washington and Beijing, did the recent summit between Presidents Obama and Hu put the U.S. and China back on the same page on North Korea? Will renewed Six-Party Talks convince Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons program?

Evans J.R. Revere, Lecturer in International Affairs and Diplomat-in-Residence, came to Princeton after a distinguished career as one of the State Department’s leading Asia experts, with extensive experience in Korea, China, and Japan. He teaches “International Relations of East Asia” and “Diplomacy and Security in Northeast Asia.” Mr. Revere is also Senior Director with the Albright Stonebridge Group, a renowned global strategy firm and previously was president and CEO of The Korea Society, the leading U.S. non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening America’s relations with Korea. He served as Acting Assistant Secretary of State and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, as well as Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul. He also served in the PRC, Taiwan, and Japan. He has extensive experience in negotiations with North Korea. He speaks Chinese, Japanese, and Korean and is a graduate of Princeton University.

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