When Kim Met Trump

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"He is unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country, and he is surely a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire, rather than a politician." - Kim Jong Un on Donald Trump

Their names have never been associated with "peace" or "neutrality". Yet, in a momentous summit on June 12th, they just might disrupt history. Hosted by a little red dot that could not possibly house the collision of egos that massive, we can only hope, with deep skepticism, for a new era of diplomatic relations. Is this hermit kingdom finally opening up? Will they match their promises with concrete actions?

Organised in Collaboration with 1880. List of panelists below.

Date: 13th June, 7.30pm

Location: 1880 (1 Nanson Road, Level 3)

Ride the escalator to the 3rd floor or use the lifts by Publico.

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PANELISTS

Curtis S. Chin, a Milken Institute Asia fellow, has served as a trustee of World Education Services of New York and is a former U.S. ambassador to the Asian Development Bank under both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He has provided counsel to a wide range of governments and businesses on stakeholder engagement, public affairs, corporate responsibility, crisis management and market entry.

Geoffrey See is the Founder of Choson Exchange, a non-profit that brings volunteers to North Korea to lead entrepreneurship, legal and business workshops. He is also a co-founder at a permissioned blockchain protocol lab and an incubator. Geoffrey is profiled in a Harvard Business School case study as a cautionary tale of how not to waste your business education.

John Kim is Founder of cross border VC firm Amasia, a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations, a Kauffman Fellow, and a Member of the Young Leaders Circle at the Milken Institute. John serves on various corporate and non-profit boards including Kairos Society ASEAN and Choson Exchange. He hopes to be serving as the first American Ambassador to North Korea in 2030.

Shawn Ho is an Associate Research Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore. His research interests are: East Asian politics, security, and history (in particular Korean Peninsular affairs). Prior to RSIS, he worked at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.

 

MODERATOR

Parag Khanna is a CNN Global Contributor and Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He served in the US Special Operations Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and is the author of many books on geopolitics including “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilisation” and “Technocracy in America.”

Yishan Lam