James L Schoff presents The Persistent North Korean Nuclear Crisis: Challenges & Options in 2018

James L Schoff, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, presents The Persistent North Korean Nuclear Crisis: Challenges & Options in 2018

We hope you can join us for the first meeting of the New Year:
When: Thursday, January 11, 20185:30pmreception, 6:00pm presentation
Where: Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School, 53 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371
The Topic: The Persistent North Korean Nuclear Crisis: Challenges & Options in 2018
Presenter: James L Schoff, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Mr. Schoff will review how we have arrived at this point in North Korea policy, what’s at stake, and then put the North Korea nuclear challenge in regional context, with options for US and allied policy in 2018.

Dinner: Following the presentation, join James, guests, and fellow members for a delicious meal at Old Lyme Country Club. $35/person.
A reservation is required by Monday, January 8. to attend the dinner; please call 860-912-5718 or email info@secwac.org to make your reservation (vegetarian option available if reserved in advance). Checks payable to SECWAC or credit card payment are accepted before the meeting by Courtney Assad.


James Schoff is a Senior Fellow in the Carnegie Asia Program. He previously served as Senior Advisor for East Asia at the US Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he was responsible for strategic planning and policy development for relations with Japan and the Republic of Korea, and as Director of Asia Pacific Studies at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA), where he specialized in East Asia security, US alliance relations, and nuclear nonproliferation and extended deterrence. Prior to joining IFPA, he served as program officer in charge of policy study at the US-Japan Foundation in New York. He has also lived in Japan and other parts of Asia working in the areas of business, education, and journalism.

Mr. Schoff has an MA degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a BA from Duke University. He has written extensively on East Asian and foreign policy issues, including his recent book “Uncommon Alliance for the Common Good: the United States and Japan after the Cold War” (Carnegie, 2017).


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