The John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture with Dr. Victor Cha: The Future of the Korean Peninsula

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Event Details

Date:
Thursday, April 12, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Location:
Baruch College
55 Lexington Avenue
Room 14-220
New York, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Description

Please join the Foreign Policy Association in welcoming Dr. Victor ChaSenior Adviser and Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, who will deliver the annual John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture titled, "The Future of the Korean Peninsula."  The lecture will be hosted at Baruch College (55 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY), in Room 14-220.  

Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m.  
 
This lecture will coincide with the Foreign Policy Association’s year-long Centennial Lecture Series, celebrating 100 years of commitment to fostering an educated public discourse on the most influential topics in U.S. foreign policy. The Foreign Policy Association’s Centennial Lecture Series features extraordinary speakers, who will take the long view and imagine the future in their respective disciplines. The importance of providing citizens with accessible, in-depth, non-partisan material is vital to future world peace and prosperity. In one of his final public addresses, President Franklin D. Roosevelt told the Foreign Policy Association that “In a democracy the Government functions with the consent of the whole people. The latter must be guided by the facts.” Now more than ever, this message continues to have resonance, and will remain the guiding principle and goal of the Foreign Policy Association.

Event Speakers

    • Dr. Victor Cha - Speaker
      Senior Adviser and Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies

      Victor Cha joined CSIS in May 2009 as a senior adviser and the inaugural holder of the Korea Chair. He is the D.S. Song-KF Professor of Government in the Department of Government and School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. From 2004 to 2007, he served as director for Asian affairs at the White House on the National Security Council (NSC), where he was responsible primarily for Japan, the Korean peninsula, Australia/New Zealand, and Pacific Island nation affairs. Dr. Cha was also the deputy head of delegation for the United States at the Six-Party Talks in Beijing and received two Outstanding Service Commendations during his tenure at the NSC. He is the award-winning author of Alignment Despite Antagonism: The United States-Korea-Japan Security Triangle (Stanford University Press, 1999), winner of the 2000 Ohira Book Prize; Nuclear North Korea: A Debate on Engagement Strategies, with Dave Kang (Columbia University Press, 2004); Beyond the Final Score: The Politics of Sport in Asia (Columbia University Press, 2009); and The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future (Ecco, 2012), selected by Foreign Affairs magazine as a 2012 “Best Book on Asia and the Pacific.” His newest book is Powerplay: Origins of the American Alliance System in Asia (Princeton University Press, 2016). He has written articles on international relations and East Asia in journals includingForeign Affairs, International Security,Political Science Quarterly, Survival, International Studies Quarterly, and Asian Survey.
       
      Dr. Cha is a former John M. Olin National Security Fellow at Harvard University, a two-time Fulbright Scholar, and a Hoover National Fellow, CISAC Fellow, and William J. Perry Fellow at Stanford University. He holds Georgetown University’s Dean’s Teaching Award for 2010 and the Distinguished Research Award for 2011. He serves as an independent consultant and has testified before Congress on Asian security issues. He has been a guest analyst for various media, including CNN, ABC Nightline, NBC Today Show, CBS Morning Show, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, BBC, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and National Public Radio. He has a cameo role (as himself) in the action film Red Dawn (Contrafilm, MGM, Vincent Newman Entertainment, 2012). Dr. Cha holds a B.A., an M.I.A., and a Ph.D. from Columbia University, as well as an M.A. from Oxford University.

    • Dr. Victor Cha