When Kim Jong Un disappeared from public view recently, there was rampant speculation of what would occur were he to die or become incapacitated. His return to the scene does not answer the question. On this panel, we tap some top analysts of the North Korean political system to discuss what we know about the top leadership, the political system more generally and the prospects for political change.
>Stephan Haggard, Professor and Director of the Korea-Pacific Program, UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy (moderator)
>Michael Madden, Stimson Center and 38North; founder of North Korea Leadership Watch
>Dan Pinkston, Professor, Troy University
>Joseph Wright, Professor, Pennsylvania State University
Korea-Pacific Program Webinar Series:
Given our inability to deliver in-person programming, the Korea-Pacific Program—directed by Stephan Haggard and Munseob Lee—is turning to a weekly webinar series. We will be looking at a diversity of issues this spring, from Korea’s response to the pandemic, to the LGBTQ community in Korea, to developments on the political front in both North and South Korea. This series has received generous support from the Korea Foundation.