Curr Iss: North Korea
The North Korean Problem: An Evening with Former Ambassador, Dean Christopher Hill
Christopher Hill, now dean of DU’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, formerly served as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia, Ambassador to Iraq, South Korea, Macedonia and Poland, a special envoy for Kosovo, a negotiator of the Dayton Peace Accords, and head of the U.S. delegation to the Six-Party talks on the North Korean nuclear issue. Join Dean Hill for a special evening to consider ongoing activity and rhetoric from North Korea regarding its nuclear weapons program. Although at times signaling the possibility of reengaging in disarmament talks, North Korea continues to be unreliable, more than once reversing its position and declaring its intent to move forward with nuclear testing. Get an update on the current situation, including related tensions with China, the U.S. and its allies, and North Korea’s closest neighbor, South Korea. In the process, get Dean Hill’s impressions of North Korea’s new leader, the young and seemingly erratic Kim Jong-un – is he more than a symbolic figure head? – as well as what the international community’s response should be going forward. Providing leading expert commentary on this issue for national and interna¬tional news sources, Dean Hill offers a thoughtful, informative voice of experience. A Q&A session immediately follows Dean Hill’s lecture.
Wed., 6:30–8 pm, Nov. 6, 2013
CRN 1105 / $35
Ambassador Christopher R. Hill, Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies; four-time ambassador nominated by three presidents; recipient of the State Department’s Distinguished Service Award for contributions as a U.S. negotiating team member in the Bosnia peace settlement, and of the Robert S. Frasure Award for Peace Negotiations for work on the Kosovo crisis.