28
FEB
2014

North Korea after Jang Sung Taek and the Outlook for Inter-Korean Relations

North Korea after Jang Sung Taek and the Outlook for Inter-Korean Relations

  • Date & Time: February 28, 2014 3:30PM – 5:00PM
  • Location: 6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
    • 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20004

The purge and execution of Jang Sung Taek was caused by the combination of a struggle over economic interests and political power as well as shortcomings of the Military-first System. While it is too early to determine what the consequences of Jang’s execution are in terms of the political stability and future policy directions of the Kim Jong Un regime, this panel will explore some possibilities, particularly in terms of inter-Korean relations.

The panel features Jinwook Choi, senior fellow at the Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU), which he joined in 1993; Hazel Smith, Professor and Director of Korean Studies at the University of Central Lancashire, UK; James F. Person, the Senior Program Associate for the History and Public Policy Program and coordinator of North Korea International Documentation Project.

The Korea Foundation supports the North Korea International Documentation Project: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/program/north-korea-international-documentation-project

<Source: Wilson Center – North Korea International Documentation Project>