National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge
529 14th St NW, Washington, DC
July 27, 2018 · 2pm-3:30pm
This month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Pyongyang for follow-up talks with his North Korean counterparts on the next steps toward fulfilling the pledges made by President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at their summit in Singapore.
As the summit communique makes clear, progress toward the goal of denuclearization will depend, in part, on whether there is a process and a framework for establishing an enduring peace regime on the Korean peninsula.
On July 27—the 65th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice—Tony Namkung will deliver remarks at a briefing hosted by the Arms Control Association on how a “three-party” framework for talks on reducing tensions and building a peace regime could work.
Namkung has been intimately involved for many years in fostering dialogue between North Korea, South Korea, Japan, and the United States and has made more than 70 trips to North Korea. He is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies.
Namkung’s presentation will be followed by an expert panel on the key steps and sequence for the final and verified denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, featuring:
- Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the Americas and the head of the Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme for the International Institute for Strategic Studies,
- Kelsey Davenport, Director for Nonproliferation Policy for the Arms Control Association, and
- Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director of the Arms Control Association.
The event will be on the record.