ICJS Event: Korea Japan Dinner - "Japan and North Korea: Are Sanctions Next?" with Peter Beck

March 1, 2005, Tuesday
7:15 p.m.
Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 206 (access)
Dinner will be provided along with some drinks for Y1,500. Please rsvp to rdujarric@aol.com by February 27, 2005. Since space may be limited, please reply soon to insure you will have a seat.

Mr. Peter Beck will address the issue of "Japan and North Korea: Are Sanctions Next?" and other questions related to the Korean peninsula.

About Peter Beck

Peter Beck is the North East Asia Project Director of the International Crisis Group, in Seoul, South Korea, where he heads a team of analysts who prepare analytical reports on the North East Asia security situation. Under his direction, the ICG makes policy recommendations to avoid conflict in the region, and examines the political dynamics affecting multilateral negotiations over North Korea's nuclear program, and efforts to achieve a peaceful settlement to the fraught political situation in the region.

Mr. Beck has been a lecturer, Georgetown University and American University, 2002-2004, and was the Director of Research at the Korea Economic Institute, 1997-2004. He is the author of "The United States and South Korea: Rebuilding the Relationship", (Hankyoreh Shinmun, 14 June 2004) and "Can the Nuclear Talks Lead to a Breakthrough?" (Korea Insight, March 2004), among other publications. He gives frequent interviews with local and international media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, CNN, BBC, Chosun Ilbo, Los Angeles Times, Mainichi Shimbun, Newsweek, and Voice of America.

About the Korea Japan Dinner Group

The Korea Japan Dinner Group is an informal group that traces its roots to a dinner series in Washington DC in 1998. Besides Washington, it has held meetings in Seoul, Tokyo, and Boston. Its aim is to foster discussions of issues that affect Korea-Japan relations and broader Asian security issues. More information on the group is available by contacting Robert Dujarric, Council on Foreign Relations Hitachi Fellow in Japan, at rdujarric@aol.com.

About ICJS

The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.