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Lowell Lecture

Great Decisions | The Two Koreas

Date & Time

April 7, 2021 at 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.


, MA
Driving Directions


Dr. Victor Cha is Senior Vice President and the inaugural holder of the Korea Chair at Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. He is professor of government and holds the D.S. Song-KF Chair in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service (SFS) at Georgetown University. He left the White House in 2007 after serving since 2004 as Director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council (NSC). Dr. Cha was also the deputy head of delegation for the United States at the Six-Party Talks in Beijing and received two outstanding service commendations during his tenure at the NSC. Dr. Cha received his Ph.D. in political science at Columbia University in 1994, his Master’s in international affairs from Columbia in 1988, an M.A. with honors in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University (Hertford College), and an A.B. in economics from Columbia in 1979.

Presenting Organization



Current Affairs Politics


Jordan Pederson (, )

The Korean Peninsula is facing a defining era. Attempts by South Korean President Moon Jae-in and then- U.S. President Donald Trump to repair the rift between North and South lost any momentum as Pyongyang continued to test long-range missiles for its nuclear weapons program. As the rift between the U.S. and China grows further, South Korea may end up in the middle of the two superpowers. What does the future hold for the U.S. relationship with the ROK?