10:00 am EST - 11:30 am EST

Past Event

The North Korea Deadlock: A Report from the Region

Thursday, January 15, 2004

10:00 am - 11:30 am EST

Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC

For the first time since he left his post as the Bush administration’s point man for relations with North Korea, former Ambassador Charles L. “Jack” Pritchard traveled to North Korea this month as a private citizen even as the U.S. government was preparing for continued formal talks with Pyongyang through the six-party process.


Pritchard, the Bush administration’s special envoy to North Korea and the U.S. representative to the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization, was also deputy chief negotiator for the U.S.-Korea peace talks in 1997, where he helped negotiate U.S. access to a sensitive underground facility in North Korea.

Following his return from North Korea, Pritchard will participate in a briefing sponsored by the Brookings Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies and the Asia Society. Pritchard will report on his trip and join a panel of Brookings experts who will assess the chances for a peaceful resolution of the North Korean nuclear issue.

Keynote Speaker:
Charles “Jack” Pritchard
Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution
Reflections on a just-concluded private visit to Pyongyang

Moderated by:
James B. Steinberg
Vice President, Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings


Richard C. Bush
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, Brookings
Regional perspectives on North Korea and the six-party talks

Sook-Jong Lee
CNAPS Visiting Fellow and Senior Researcher, Sejong Institute (Seoul)
Regional perspectives on North Korea and the six-party talks