U.S. Department of State legal adviser Robert Choo will discuss efforts to resolve nuclear issues with North Korea in a colloquium at the University of Hawai‘i Center for Korean Studies Thursday, August 29, 2019. Choo's presentation, titled "Legal Considerations in Forging a Denuclearization Agreement with North Korea," will begin at 3:00 p.m. The Center is located at 1881 East-West Road on the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa campus.
Robert Choo served as a deputy legal adviser to the National Security Council in the White House during the Obama Administration from October 2015 to December 2016. At the NSC, he worked on the sanctions imposed on North Korea in response to nuclear tests and on the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran. Since 2010, he has served as an attorney-adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser in the Department of State, from which he is currently on leave.
Choo is a graduate of Yale Law School with bachelor's and master's degrees from Harvard University.
In his talk, Choo will explore the domestic and international legal considerations that figure into the forging of an agreement that would offer an easing of sanctions in exchange for denuclearization in North Korea. His discussion will describe some points of comparison with the legal architecture of the Iran agreement.
Center for Korean Studies events are free and open to all. For further information, including information regarding access for the handicapped, telephone (808) 956-7041.
This talk is supported by the Core University Program for Korean Studies through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Studies Promotion Service of the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS-2015-OLU-2250005). The University of Hawai‘i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.