CIC National Holds Conference on the North Korean Nuclear Challenge

Mar 14, 2018 | Event Summary

On February 26th, the Canadian International Council National Office, in partnership with The Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, hosted a joint conference on the North Korean Nuclear Challenge. North Korea’s recent spate of nuclear tests coupled with rising tensions between the Kim regime and the Trump administration has raised the specter of nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula and beyond. This high-level conference, featuring leading experts and policy-makers, explores the different dimensions of this evolving crisis and potential strategies to address it. Ian Shugart, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs at Global Affairs Canada opened the conference with a keynote address on “Canada’s Role and the Vancouver Foreign Minister’s Meeting on Korea”.

The conference was sponsored by Global Affairs Canada and featured attendance from the Deputy Minister and two Global Affairs Canada staff who’s portfolio included North Korean and nuclear proliferation.

A full conference report is currently underdevelopment and will be available to those who were unable to attend.

The conference details and full agenda are available at

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Canada’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ian Shugart speaking <a href="">@thecic</a> conference on the <a href="">#NorthKorea</a> Nuclear Challenge; highlighted importance of global solidarity and diplomacy in responding to this threat to international peace and <a href="">#security</a> <a href=""></a></p>— Foreign Policy CAN (@CanadaFP) <a href="">February 26, 2018</a></blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Last up of panel 2 is Lt. Gen In-Bum Chun (retired), Republic of Korea Armed Forces. <a href="">#NKChallenge</a> <a href=""></a></p>— The CIC (@thecic) <a href="">February 26, 2018</a></blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->