On April 13, 2016, the Korea Law Center hosted a lunch talk on U.S.-North Korea Relations with Edward Dong. Mr. Dong, a Berkeley Law alumnus and a thirty-seven year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service, recently completed his third tour of duty in South Korea. Mr. Dong spoke about the new sanctions recently imposed by the United Nations Security Council on North Korea. In particular, he noted that China’s support of the sanctions seemed to indicate China’s changing policy toward North Korea. Mr. Dong further pointed out that although the future of U.S.-North Korea relations is hard to predict in light of the upcoming U.S. presidential election and a recently-held election in South Korea, he stressed the importance of using carrots as well as sticks in dealing with North Korea. He added that South Korea may need to utilize more carrots to improve their relations.
Upcoming talks will feature Marie Oh Huber, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of eBay Inc., on August 26, 2016, and Salle Yoo, General Counsel of Uber Technologies, Inc., on September 26, 2016. Past presenters included Hyun Park, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of PG&E Corporation; Benjamin Lee, Twitter’s Vice President in charge of litigation and intellectual property matters and Deputy General Counsel; Andrew Kim, General Counsel of Netgear; and Bryan Ko, General Counsel of Logitech.