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Bus-Econ: North Korea and ASEAN - Addressing the Threat, 7:30 am

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Date & Time: 20-Jun-2017 07:30 Members Only  
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North Korea and ASEAN – Why Southeast Asia is Key to Addressing the Threat

Security in Asia is key to the regional business community. A spate of recent North Korean missile tests, including one that landed in Japan’s EEZ, and indications that the DPRK may be preparing for a sixth nuclear test, underline the increasing sense of international urgency. Earlier this month, the UN Security Council tightened sanctions on the country. Discussions are underway on restricting North Korea’s ability to use international banking systems, transport networks and diplomatic activities to support its illicit programs.

The Business Economics Committee is delighted to welcome U.S. Ambassador Glyn T. Davies who will join us to talk about why Southeast Asia is key to addressing the North Korean threat. 

Ambassador Davies is uniquely qualified to address ASEAN’s role in these issues. In addition to serving as U.S. Ambassador to Thailand since August 2015, he was previously the U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy.

He previously served as the Special Representative of the U.S. Secretary of State for North Korea Policy from January 2012 to November 2014. He was responsible for coordinating U.S. involvement in the Six-Party Talks process, as well as all other aspects of U.S. security, political, economic, human rights, and humanitarian assistance policy regarding North Korea.

A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Ambassador Davies also served as the Permanent Representative of the United States to the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations Office in Vienna from June 2009 until November 2011. He was charged with advancing U.S. interests in countering the proliferation of nuclear weapons, terrorism, organized crime, and corruption, while promoting the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Other senior-level diplomatic assignments include: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs from August 2007 to June 2009; Acting Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor in 2005; Deputy Assistant Secretary for European Affairs from 2004 to 2005; Political Director of the U.S. Presidency of the G-8 (with the rank of Ambassador) from 2003 to 2004; Deputy Chief of Mission (with the rank of Minister) at the U.S. Embassy in London, United Kingdom from 1999-2003; Executive Secretary of the White House National Security Council Staff from 1997 to 1999; Deputy Spokesman and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs from 1995 to 1997; and Director of the State Department Operations Center from 1992 to 1994.

Ambassador Davies served as Deputy Political Counselor at the American Embassy in Paris and in the European Bureau’s Office of European Security and Political Affairs, working primarily on NATO nuclear and disarmament issues. He was a Special Assistant to Secretary of State George Shultz and served his first five years in the Foreign Service at the American Consulate General in Melbourne, Australia and the American Embassy in Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Congo).