Monday, March 11, 2019
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2200 Rayburn House Office Building
Light lunch will be served
Specialist in Asian Affairs, Congressional Research Service
Vice President, Korea Economic Institute of America
Final List TBA
Director, Washington DC Office, The National Bureau of Asian Research
Please join the Foreign Affairs Congressional Staff Association (FACSA) and The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) for an informational briefing on Inter-Korean relations and implications to the United States and regional actors following the most recent
summit meeting in Hanoi (February 27-28) between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un.
Our expert panelists will provide a debrief of the summit, share key takeaways, and address questions regarding the future of the Korean peninsula and the United States’ options going forward.
Emma Chanlett-Avery is a Specialist in Asian Affairs in the Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade division of the Congressional Research Service. She focuses on security issues in the region, including U.S. relations with Japan, the Korean
Peninsula, Thailand, and Singapore.
Ms. Chanlett-Avery joined CRS in 2003 through the Presidential Management Fellowship, with rotations in the State Department on the Korea Desk and at the Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group in Bangkok, Thailand. She also worked in the Office of Policy Planning
as a Harold Rosenthal Fellow. Ms. Chanlett-Avery received an MA in international security policy from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and her BA in Russian studies from Amherst College.
Mark Tokola is Vice President of the Korea Economic Institute of America in Washington D.C. He retired as a U.S. Senior Foreign Service Officer with the rank of Minister-Counselor in September 2014. Previously he had served as Deputy Chief
of Mission at the American Embassies in Seoul, Republic of Korea; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; and Reykjavik, Iceland. Mr. Tokola received the State Department’s Superior Honor Award for his work on implementing the Dayton Peace Accords while serving as Political
Counselor in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina from 1997-1999.
He holds a BA in International Relations from Pomona College in Claremont, California, and a LL.M. in European Community Law from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dan Aum is Director of NBR’s Washington, D.C., office. He works with NBR’s research group leaders and NBR’s executive team to develop and implement nonpartisan outreach strategies that integrate congressional needs and perspectives. Prior
to coming to NBR, he managed a portfolio of thematic and regional issues related to foreign policy, international law, and human rights on the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. Previously, at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Mr. Aum was on a strategic litigation
team that brought cases before international and regional bodies, and led policy initiatives that involved regular engagement with government bodies and the media. He holds a JD from the George Washington University Law School and a BA in Philosophy from Baylor
FACSA is an officially recognized, bipartisan and bicameral organization tasked with providing networking opportunities, career guidance, briefings on key topics and other engagements for staffers to learn and grow as foreign policy professionals.
NBR is a nonprofit, nongovernment organization dedicated to informing and strengthening U.S. policy towards the Asia Pacific.
This event is made possible by the generous support of The Korea Foundation.