29 Events

North Korean missiles showcased during a military parade in January 2021.

Associated Press

Seminar - Open to the Public

In Defense of a Bold U.S. Approach toward North Korea

Wed., June 30, 2021 | 3:30pm

Online

Join us as former ROK Foreign Minister Young-kwan Yoon provides an overview of the key findings and policy recommendations from his research as the Korea Project’s inaugural Senior Visiting Scholar.

The Belfer Center’s Korea Project acknowledges the generous support of the Korea Foundation.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Working Together to Build a Greener Global Economy

Wed., June 16, 2021 | 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Online

2021 KF-Virtual Dialogue 4: Korea-United States

The Korea Foundation (KF) and the Belfer Center’s Korea Project are proud to host KF Virtual Dialogue 4: Korea-United States with a focus on “Working Together to Build a Greener Global Economy.”

The 2021 KF Virtual Dialogue Series—with a host of international partner organizations—navigates ways for green recovery through global cooperation by sharing the efforts and experiences of diverse countries around the globe.

The Korea Foundation and Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center’s Korea Project are co-organizing this event.

Event Poster

Korea Institute / Harvard

Seminar - Open to the Public

"Engaging North Korea: What are the Current Signposts Telling Us?"

Wed., Dec. 5, 2018 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Center for Government and International Studies - South Building

Public panel discussion with Ambassador Joseph Yun, Robert Carlin and Bonnie Glaser on "ENGAGING NORTH KOREA: WHAT ARE THE CURRENT SIGNPOSTS TELLING US?" chaired by Dr. John Park.

The Harvard Korea Working Group acknowledges the generous support of the Korea Foundation.

Robert Carlin (Visiting Scholar, Stanford University; former CIA Korea analyst)
Bonnie Glaser (Director, China Power Project, Center for Strategic & International Studies)
Ambassador Joseph Yun (Senior Advisor, U.S. Institute of Peace; former U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy)
Dr. John Park, Chair (Director, Korea Project, Harvard Kennedy School)

Asia Beyond the Headlines Seminar Series, Harvard University Asia Center; co-sponsored by the Korea Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School & the Harvard Korea Institute’s SBS Foundation Research Fund.

People watch a news program on TV reporting about the meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

AP Photo/Lee Jin-man

Special Series - Open to the Public

Seoul Forum for International Affairs – Harvard Track II Dialogue on Peace and Security on the Korean Peninsula

Fri., Sep. 28, 2018 | 9:30am

Taubman Building - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

With the next inter-Korean summit and Xi Jinping-Kim Jong Un meeting scheduled for September, we’ll be convening a special Seoul Forum for International Affairs (SFIA) - Harvard Track II dialogue on Friday, September 28. This public event will highlight insights from former senior practitioners and leading experts from the Republic of Korea and the United States.

The co-organizers of this event are the Seoul Forum for International Affairs, Harvard Belfer Center’s Korea Working Group, and Harvard Korea Institute’s SBS Foundation Research Fund.

The Harvard Korea Working Group acknowledges the generous support of the Korea Foundation.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, prepares to shake hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in over the military demarcation line at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone on April 27, 2018.

Korea Summit Press Pool/AP

Seminar - Open to the Public

Korea in Great Transition? Diplomacy for Denuclearization and Peace-building

Thu., June 21, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Amid a flurry of summits, Professor Yoon Young-kwan, former South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, will provide a South Korean perspective of where we’re headed with denuclearization and peace-building on the Korean Peninsula.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo bids farewell to senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol, director of the United Front Department, right, and Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, left, on his departure from Pyongyang, North Korea on May 9, 2018.

Matthew Lee/AP

Special Series - Open to the Public

Dealing with North Korea: Insights from U.S. Negotiators

Tue., June 19, 2018 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Belfer Building - Land Hall, 4th Floor

Discussion with Ambassador Christopher Hill, Ambassador Daniel Russel, Dr. Gary Samore, First Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam, Consul General Kim Yonghyon, and Dr. John Park. This Harvard Korea Working Group public panel event will draw on the experiences of former senior U.S. negotiators who have engaged in deal-making with North Korean counterparts.

The Harvard Korea Working Group acknowledges the generous support of the Korea Foundation.

Panorama of Pyongyang, North Korea.

Sven Unbehauen

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Changing Security Landscape on the Korean Peninsula: Implications for Tokyo, Beijing, and Washington

Tue., Feb. 6, 2018 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Center for Government and International Studies - Knafel Building, Bowie-Vernon, Room K262

Speaker: John Park, Director of the Korea Working Group and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Moderator: Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University

In this seminar, Dr. John Park will examine the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) missile and nuclear capabilities and strategic behavior; recent developments in the Republic of Korea's (ROK) policies toward DPRK; and the evolving policy debate in Japan, China, and the United States in response to the latest developments on the Korean Peninsula.

Co-sponsored by the International Security Program