Getting North Korea Right: Canadian Options and Roles

IAR Public Forum
“Getting North Korea Right: Canadian Options and Roles”

The situation on the Korean peninsula looms as a major threat to global peace and stability in the coming year.  On the eve of the Vancouver meeting of foreign ministers hosted by Chrystia Freeland and Rex Tillerson on January 16th, we are convening an expert panel to evaluate the current moment and assess what is likely to emerge from the Ministerial meeting and in the months to come.  What would be optimal outcome?  Looking forward, what is the right balance and sequencing of pressure, diplomacy, and civil society contacts?  Where does Canada fit?

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space limited, light lunch served

Welcome and Introductions

  Don Baker, Director, Centre for Korean Research



Eric Walsh, Canadian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
Scott Snyder, Senior Fellow and Director of the Program on US-Korea Policy, Council on Foreign Relations, New York


  Kyung-Ae Park, Korea Foundation Chair, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Director, Canada-DPRK Knowledge Partnership Program
Brian Job, Professor, Department of Political Science, UBC
Brian Gold, Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta


  Paul Evans, Professor, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Interim Director, Institute of Asian Research

Sponsored by the Institute of Asia Research and School of Public Policy and Global Affairs; the Centre for Korean Research; and the Department of Asian Studies