Recently, John Everard, the former British ambassador to North Korea, spoke at the Brookings Institution. He offered his insights on the life of the North Korean people and about being a foreign diplomat in one of the world’s most closed nations.
In his presentation, and in his recent book, Only Beautiful, Please: A British Diplomat in North Korea, Everard reveals the complexity of the country, and how ordinary people seek to create a sphere of their own, separate from the hand of the state.
The event was co-sponsored with the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, which is also the publisher of the book.
Jonathan D. Pollack will moderate a discussion with Ambassador Frank Wisner on potential nuclear conflicts in Asia and shifting U.S. nuclear policy on April 1.