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Dealing with a Nuclear North Korea

PSU Native American Student and Community Center
710 SW Jackson St
Portland, OR 97201, US (map)

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"Dealing with a Nuclear North Korea"

A free, public lecture; part of the PSU 2016-17 Asian Diplomat Lecture Series.

North Korea, one of the most secretive and isolated countries in the world, is now also one of only nine nations with its own nuclear arsenal--and is testing missiles potentially able to carry warheads to South Korea, Japan and even the US. What is the best way to engage with an unpredictable regime and manage the threat North Korea presents?

ABOUT THE SPEAKER - Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun is Special Representative for North Korea Policy and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Korea and Japan in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

Ambassador Yun most recently served as the United States Ambassador to Malaysia, 2013-2016. He has also served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Mr. Yun’s other overseas postings include the Republic of Korea, Thailand, France, Indonesia and Hong Kong.

Ambassador Yun joined the Foreign Service in 1985. He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor. Before joining the Foreign Service, Ambassador Yun was a senior economist for Data Resources, Inc., in Lexington, Massachusetts. Ambassador Yun holds degrees from both the London School of Economics and the University of Wales.

Sponsored by the Portland State Office of International Affairs, Institute for Asian Studies, and Masters in Internatinoal Management Program.

CONTACT: www.pdx.edu/asian-studies asianstudies@pdx.edu

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