Apr 24

Past Event

The Implications of Democracy and Dynasty: The Foreign Policy Futures of the Two Koreas

Event Materials


In April 2012, South Korea’s ruling conservative party scored an unexpected victory in the National Assembly elections while a series of political events in North Korea worked to solidify the succession of Kim Jong-un.

On April 24, the Center for Northeast Asian Policy at Brookings and the U.S.-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies hosted a discussion on the results of these events and their policy implications for U.S.-ROK relations and North Korea’s foreign policy strategies, featuring Sang Yoon-Ma of the Catholic University of Korea and Alexandre Mansourov of the U.S.-Korea Institute. CNAPS Director Richard Bush provided opening remarks and USKI Director Jae Ku moderated the discussion.

Event Agenda

  • Introduction

  • Moderator

    • Jae H. Ku

      Director, U.S.-Korea Institute

      Johns Hopkins School of International Advanced Studies

  • Featured Speakers

    • Sang-Yoon Ma

      History and Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

      Associate Professor, School of International Studies, The Catholic University of Korea

    • Alexandre Mansourov

      Visiting Scholar, U.S.-Korea Institute

      Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies


April 24, 2012

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University

Kenney Auditorium

1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW


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