CCUSC Jackson/Ho China Forum Event with Amb. Joseph Yun
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sie Complex, Room 5025, Maglione Hall
CCUSC Jackson/Ho China Forum Event with Joe Yun
Trump and Kim Jong Un: What Next?
Amb. Joseph Yun
former U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy
Thursday October 10, 2019
12:00pm - 1:30pm
SIE Complex 5025 - 5th Floor, Maglione Hall
University of Denver
2201 S. Gaylord St.
Denver, CO. 80208
Ambassador Joseph Yun is senior advisor to the Asia Program at USIP and Global Affairs Analyst for CNN. As Special Envoy on North Korea from 2016 to 2018, Ambassador Yun led the State Department’s efforts to align regional powers behind a united policy to denuclearize North Korea. He was instrumental in reopening the “New York channel,” a direct communication line with officials from Pyongyang, through which he was able to secure the release of the American student, Otto Warmbier, who had been held in captivity for 15 months.
From 2013 to 2016 he served as US Ambassador to Malaysia, actively forwarding the administration’s goal of elevating relations with Southeast Asia. During his tenure, Ambassador Yun hosted two visits to Malaysia by President Obama—the first by any US President since 1966—resulting in the signing of the US-Malaysian Comprehensive Partnership Agreement, pledging closer cooperation on security, trade, education, technology, energy, the environment, and people-to-people ties.
As Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (2011-2013), he led efforts to normalize diplomatic relations with Myanmar, traveling to Rangoon as the first US-based government official to meet with Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi following her release from house arrest. He also worked to lay the foundation for official participation by the President of the United States in the annual East Asian Summit, starting from 2011.
This event is free and open to the public.
Register by Tuesday Oct 8th at: https://www.du.edu/korbel/china/events/forums.html