Dialogue with Dictators: The Costs and Benefits of High-Level Diplomacy with North Korea - Tokyo College

Dialogue with Dictators: The Costs and Benefits of High-Level Diplomacy with North Korea

When:
2022.12.15 @ 16:00 – 17:30
2022-12-15T16:00:00+09:00
2022-12-15T17:30:00+09:00
Dialogue with Dictators: The Costs and Benefits of High-Level Diplomacy with North Korea
Zoom Webinar
Date(s) Thursday, 15 December 2022, 4:00-5:30 pm
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Language English (English-Japanese simultaneous translation available)
Abstract

What can be gained from holding high-level summits with a “rogue state” like North Korea? Do those potential gains outweigh the risk of lending prestige and legitimacy to a dictatorial regime? Two speakers will lead a critical discussion of these questions.
Ambassador Alastair Morgan discusses the high-level meetings with the DPRK in 2018-19, and Dr. Meredith Shaw explains how summits are depicted in North Korean domestic propaganda.

Program
Program:
 
Short presentations by the speakers
Dialogue between the two speakers
Q&A
Speaker Profile

Speakers:

Alastair MORGAN (Ushioda Fellow, Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo, formerly British Ambassador to the DPRK 2015-2018) 

Meredith SHAW (Associate Professor, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo)

Organized by Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
Contact tokyo.college.event@tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp

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