North Korea: The Problem From Hell
An interactive Session with Evans Revere '76
Wednesday, April 7th, 730 pm EDT, via Zoom
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In 2012, Evans led PA3 members in a fascinating precept-like session discussing the complex diplomacy between the DPRK, the USA, and China. During the Trump administration, the issue moved to the forefront of foreign policy concerns, and Evans gave us an update late in 2017. The new Biden administration will no doubt be taking a very different approach. What can be expected? Is this a problem that can be solved? We are again fortunate that Evans has agreed to share his thoughts on North Korea, formed via decades of senior diplomatic experience with DPRK and East Asia more broadly.
Evans will speak for about 30 minutes; the remainder of the event will be Q&A. Questions submitted in advance will be addressed first; those submitted during the call will be addressed, time permitting. Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evans Revere Biography:
Evans J.R. Revere is senior advisor with the Albright Stonebridge Group, a leading
global strategy firm. He is also nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings
Institution’s Center for East Asia Policy Studies. He is an active participant in
international dialogues dealing with U.S. relations with the PRC, the two Koreas,
Japan, Taiwan and East Asian regional security issues. His commentary appears
frequently in major U.S., Korean, and Japanese newspapers and he has appeared on
CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, the BBC, NHK, and other major international news networks.
During 2010-2011 he taught at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School.
From 2007 to 2010 he was President/CEO of The Korea Society, where he organized
the historic 2008 concert in Pyongyang by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2007, he retired after a long career in government service, most of that as one of
the State Department’s top Asia experts. His diplomatic work included service as
the Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for
East Asian and Pacific Affairs. During his career, he served in the U.S. embassies in
Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, and Wellington and was the director of the State Department’s
offices managing relations with Korea and with Japan.
He has extensive experience negotiating with North Korea and served as deputy
chief of the U.S. team negotiating with the DPRK and as the U.S. government’s
primary day-to-day liaison with North Korea.
He is fluent in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, and is a graduate of Princeton
University, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and a member of the Council on Foreign