After Panmunjom

Thursday, January 11, 2017 
10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Joel Wit
Senior Fellow at the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS, Co-Founder of 38 North

Robert Carlin

Visiting Scholar at CISAC, Former Chief of the Northeast Asia Division in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, US Department of State

For the first time in two years, North and South Korea met face to face at Panmunjom. According to reports, the meeting produced an agreement for the North Koreans to send athletes, officials and a group of cheerleaders to the Pyeongchang Olympics, but the two sides discussed number of other issues, including denuclearization and family reunions. Did this meeting lower the tensions between the Koreas? What else can be done to capitalize on this momentum? Join Joel Wit and Robert Carlin for a press call to discuss the outcome of the meeting and possible next steps that could be taken to lower the temperature in the Koreas.

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