Sept 12 Global MN: "Future of relations with North Korea"

September Global Conversations The future of relations with North Korea

Less than a year after threatening to unleash “Fire and Fury” on North Korea, President Trump became the first U.S. President to meet with a North Korean leader, speaking warmly of the “special bond” he shared with Kim Jong Un and expressing their mutual desire to “leave the past behind.” Does this new diplomatic opening represent a real opportunity for a denuclearized North Korea? Or is the U.S. being played by Kim Jong Un in an attempt to permanently establish North Korea as a nuclear power with the ability to threaten the U.S. at will?

Join us in Minneapolis AND St. Paul to hear from former Cultural Affairs Officer Mark Canning as he answers these questions and more.

A retired U.S. diplomat, Mark served for several decades with the U.S. Department of State and most recently at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, where he created a special Fulbright Fellowship for North Korean defectors. During his career, Mark also served in Warsaw, Poland, when the Berlin Wall came down and in Johannesburg, South Africa, during the end of apartheid.

Presented in partnership with the Friends of the Hennepin County Library, the Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central, and Landmark Center.

Wednesday, September 12 | 12:00 pm in St. Paul; 6:00 pm Minneapolis | Free
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