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    The North Korean nuclear crisis, a European perspective

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    Date/Time


    Date(s) - 18/09/2017
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Venue


    Delegation of the European Union
    欧洲联盟驻华代表团

    Address


    Dong Zhi Men Wai Da Jie, No. 15, Beijing, China
    北京市朝阳区东直门外大街15号

    Phone


    (8610)84548000

    Website


    www.eu-in-china.com or http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/china/index_en.htm

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    Between the commitment to counter proliferation – in North Korea and also from North Korea – and its conflict avoidance philosophy, the European Union and its member states have a hard path to navigate. Two UNSC members, quasi-general diplomatic relations with the DPRK, the past experiences of contributing (separately) to KEDO and to humanitarian aid, should provide a legitimacy for Europeans to contribute to the resolution of the issue. Yet Europeans have few hard assets, our speaker argues, and the only way to avoid a conflict is to persuade China to leave its ambiguity behind. Containing an American temptation to cut the Gordian knot has a price for China, and Europeans, we will hear in this presentation, should not misrepresent their core interests and views on the consequences of North Korean actions.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    François Godement is the director of ECFR’s Asia & China programme and a senior policy fellow at ECFR. He is also a non-resident senior associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., and an outside consultant for the Policy Planning Staff of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A long-time professor at France’s National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations, he created Asia Centre IFRI at the Paris-based Institut Français des Relations Internationales (1985-2005). In 2005 he founded Asia Centre as an independent centre for research on Asian issues as they intersect global debates. He is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and Harvard University. In 1995 he co-founded the European committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP), which he co-chaired until 2008. He has also been a member of the advisory board for the Europe China Academic Network (ECAN). He is the editor of China Analysis, a quarterly analytical survey of Chinese news and debate published by Asia Centre and ECFR.

    DATE: Sept 18, 5:30-7pm

    VENUE: The Delegation of the European Union, 15 Dongzhimenwai Dajie

    ENTRANCE: FCCC Members free, non-members 100RMB, with passport/ID

     

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