Chatham House Korean Peninsula Peace Forum

A one-day conference at Chatham House to examine the state of play on the Korean peninsula following February’s summit in Hanoi. Update: the conference is now fully subscribed. Korean Peninsula Peace Forum: Prospects for Lasting Peace on the Korean Peninsula Friday 12 April 2019 Chatham House | 10 St James’s Square | London SW1Y 4LE […]

Event report: Ambassador Hyon Hak-bong at Chatham House

Yesterday the DPRK Ambassador HE Hyon Hak-bong gave an on-the-record talk at Chatham House followed by Q&A. Fuller accounts of the talk will no doubt appear. NK News, the Guardian and the Telegraph have already posted theirs. Here are the messages that LKL registered. Obviously, this is not intended to be a transcript – more a […]

Event news: A DPRK Perspective on the Situation in the Korean Peninsula

It’s nice to have Chatham House covering Korea again: A DPRK Perspective on the Situation in the Korean Peninsula 30 Sep 2015 – 13:00 to 14:00 Chatham House, London HE Hyon Hak-bong, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom, Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Chair: Dr John Nilsson-Wright, Head of Asia […]

Are the six party talks a waste of time? Pyongyang won’t give up its nukes, says Choe Tae Bok

We all have our private thoughts on that question. The Chatham House talk this week (29 March) by Choe Tae Bok, Speaker of the North Korean Supreme People’s Assembly, was off the record, so I have not reported anything specific from the event. But given the timing of the visit, coinciding with the implementation of […]

Choe Tae Bok in London

Choe Tae Bok, the Chairman of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, is in town next week on a charm offensive. Tea with Lord Alton and members of the North Korea All-Party Parliamentary Group at the House of Lords (Anglo-Korean Society members were included in the invitation) on Wednesday (30 March), dinner with Asia House corporate […]

DPRK Succession politics at Chatham House

The first Korea-focused session at Chatham House this year will examine the tea-leaves in relation to North Korea: Friday 18 February, 12.30-14.00 SUCCESSION POLITICS AND THE FUTURE OF THE NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR ISSUE SPEAKER: CHUNG-IN MOON, Professor of Political Sciences, Yonsei University CHAIR: JOHN SWENSON-WRIGHT, Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House The speaker will discuss […]

From Brawn to Brain: Korean Economy at a Crossroads

South Korea’s opposition leader and corporate innovator is coming to Cambridge. The former candidate for South Korea’s Presidential Election 2007, Mr Moon Kook-Hyun is coming to Cambridge to deliver a special lecture on “From Brawn to Brain: Korean Economy at a Crossroads” on 14th May (Friday, 5 pm) at the Umney Theatre, Robinson College. He […]

Human Rights and Military-First Politics in the DPRK. Song Jiyoung at Chatham House

Notice of an upcoming lunchtime round-table at Chatham House: Human Rights and Military-First Politics in the DPRK Tuesday 1 December 2009 13.15-14.30 Speaker: Dr Jiyoung Song, Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge Chair: DR JOHN SWENSON-WRIGHT, Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has produced a large […]

Prospects for Korea’s Energy Diplomacy – Chatham House

Notice of this weeks Korea Discussion Group Meeting at Chatham House Korea Discussion Group Thursday 12 June 2008 1.15-2.30 Lunch – 12.45 (£10) Prospects for Korea’s Energy Diplomacy SPEAKER: DR Jae-Seung LEE, Associate Dean and Associate Professor at Korea University CHAIR: DR JIM HOARE, Chargé d’Affaires, British Embassy in Pyongyang, DPRK (2001-2003) Dr Lee is […]

The financial sector as engine for growth

There was no hope of applying the Chatham House rule at yesterday’s talk by HE Dr Jun Kwang-woo, chairman of Korea’s Financial Services Commission. With two TV cameras and numerous digital recorders on show, this meeting was firmly on the record. Reflecting the more formal nature of this meeting, Dr Jun spoke from a prepared […]

Park Cheol-hee at Chatham House

The next Korea Discussion Group talk, on 19 February, will be ‘Korean Foreign Policy Initiatives under the New Presidency’ by Dr. Park Cheol Hee. Jim Hoare will be chairing. The meeting is 1-2pm with lunch 12:30-1:00 (£10 charge) Dr. Park is currently associate professor at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) at Seoul National […]