North Korea's Nuclear Challenge: Can We Avoid War on the Korean Peninsula?

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Evans J. R. Revere

Senior Fellow for Foreign Policy, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings Institution

May 3rd, 2017 at 1pm at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

The United States faces a dangerous, provocative North Korea that is threatening to use its nuclear weapons against America.  Washington’s options are few, risky, and dangerous, but there still may be a way to resolve ongoing tensions short of war.  

Evans J.R. Revere is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow in the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C. He also serves as a Senior Director with the Albright Stonebridge Group, where he advises clients on entry and growth strategies throughout the Asia region, with a specific focus on Korea, China, and Japan. Previously, he served as president and CEO of The Korea Society and taught at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Fluent in Chinese, Korean and Japanese, Mr. Revere had a long career in government service as a diplomat and one of the State Department’s top Asia experts. He served as Acting Assistant Secretary of State and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Mr. Revere was also Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul. His diplomatic career included service in China, Taiwan, Japan, and New Zealand as well as extensive experience in negotiations with North Korea. As the Cyrus Vance Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, he directed an independent task force on United States-China relations. A three-time winner of the State Department’s Superior Honor Award, Mr. Revere retired from the Foreign Service in 2007.

Mr. Revere graduated with honors from Princeton University with a degree with East Asian Studies. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.