On March 27th 2015, the Arirang Institute's Michael Lammbrau discussed engagement strategies with Service for Peace's North Korea specialist, Hyunlip Joo, before an invited audience of scholars at Korea University. Joo has dedicated his entire professional life to engaging with North Korea and bringing an understanding of the peninsula to the wider world. He drew upon his extensive in the field experiences to present a deep thought-provoking account of the realities on the ground.
Issues discussed ranged from Green Detente, an environmentally focused approach to increasing development and cooperation with North Korea, to the harsh realities facing North Korean laborers at home and abroad. The discussion was well received.
"There is clearly lots of work still to be done," said Lammbrau. "But it is good to see the momentum building."