Center for Korean Legal Studies
The Center for Korean Legal Studies at Columbia Law School has been at the forefront of research on Korean law in the United States for more than 20 years.
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- A space devoted entirely to the study of both the South and North Korean legal systems in the United States at an academic institution.
- Courses focused on Korean law, such as Korean Legal System in the Global Economy and Geopolitics of Law and Conflict on the Korean Peninsula.
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- Opportunities for practitioners and those in academia interested in pursuing legal research related to Korea at one of the world's top law schools for international and comparative law to participate as visiting scholars.
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Kim Jong Un's Strategy for Survival: Prospects for Peace and the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
12:10 - 1:10 PM
Jermoe Green Hall, Room 101
In 2018, the situation on the Korean Peninsula shifted dramatically from threatened conflict to hope for dialogue and peace. What motivated Kim Jong Un to shift North Korea to a peace offensive? Is there a strategy forward from the current deadlock of denuclearization? Ambassador Chun Yungwoo, former ROK Ambassador/Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN and Head of the ROK Delegation to the Six-Party Talks, will discuss the factors behind Kim's strategic policy shift, as well as a strategy for denuclearization, and the implications for Northeast Asia.
Ambassador Chun Yungwoo is chairman and founder of The Korean Peninsula Future Forum, a think tank with a particular focus on strategies for positive changes in North Korea and an eventual unification of the Korean Peninsula. He spent most of his 33 years in public service as a career diplomat. He served in key posts at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including as the Second Vice Foreign Minister (2009-2010) and Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs. He also served in France, Morocco, and Austria as a junior and mid-career diplomat in the 1980s and 1990s. From 2008-2009, he served as Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
Pathways to a Peaceful Korean Peninsula: Denuclearization, Reconciliation and Cooperation now available!
Please contact Joan Wargo at [email protected] if you are interested in obtaining a copy. View the table of contents and contributing authors.