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Is Conflict Coming to Korea?

North Korea is once again in the headlines with reporting that the country's leaders might be contemplating a preemptive military strike somewhere in the Asia Pacific—presumably South Korea or Japan. Philip Yun, who served in the Clinton administration during high-level nuclear negotiations with North Korea, will discuss recent trends and why some North Korea watchers are warning of coming conflict. Come hear what the North hopes to accomplish with these provocations, and how the United States and its allies should respond.

About the Speaker

Philip Yun is co-president and co-CEO of Commonwealth Club World Affairs. Previously, Yun was executive director and CEO of Ploughshares Fund. He was a vice president at The Asia Foundation and a Pantech Scholar in Korean Studies at the Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center at Stanford University. During the Clinton administration, he was senior advisor to the assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs.


A Marin Chapter program. Chapters and forums at the Club are organized and run by volunteer programmers who are members of Commonwealth Club World Affairs of California, and they cover a diverse range of topics. 

February 22, 2024

Dominican University
100 Magnolia Ave at Palm Avenue
Creekside Room
San Rafael, CA 94901
United States

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Philip Yun

Co-president and Co-CEO, Commonwealth Club World Affairs of California