Date: Aug 25, 2020

The Observer Research Foundation in partnership with the Institute for Far Eastern Studies is hosting a virtual conversation titled “Stability in the Korean Peninsula: How has China's Interests Evolved?”. The conversation is designed to explore the current and future trajectory of the stability of the North Korean regime in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rumours around Kim Jong-Un's health conditions.  Is China as invested as before?  Scholars suggest that China is more invested in the idea of its survival and a conflict or regime's collapse, would see China intervene - not to protect Beijing's supposed ally but to secure its own interests.

Please note that registration is on a first come, first served basis. If your registration is successful, you will receive a confirmation email and a link through which you can join the webinar.


Jae Kyu Park, President of the Kyungnam University & former Minister of Unification

Amb. Ho-Young Ahn, President of the University of North Korean Studies & former Ambassador to the U.S.

Dr Srikanth Kondapalli, Professor in Chinese Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University

Dr. Manpreet Sethi, Distinguished Fellow and head of the Nuclear Security Project at the Centre for Air Power Studies

Sung Kyung Kim, Deputy Director of the Center for North-South Korea Mind Integration, University of North Korean Studies


Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Distinguished Fellow & Head of the Nuclear and Space Policy Initiative, at Observer Research Foundation