Past Event

The Second Trump-Kim Summit

Perspectives from the United States, Japan, and South Korea

Center for American Progress
5:30 - 7:00 PM EST

In June 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in Singapore, marking the first meeting between sitting leaders of the two countries. In Singapore, the two made lofty promises to establish new U.S.-North Korea relations and build a peace regime on the Korean peninsula, while North Korea recommitted to work toward the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Almost one year later, there has been little progress on the denuclearization front, and talks have been at a standstill for months. As Trump and Kim prepare to meet again in Vietnam on February 27-28, the world is watching. What should we be on the lookout for at the second summit? Where could U.S.-North Korea relations go from here?

Please join the Center for American Progress for a keynote address by Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, which will be followed by a discussion with leading experts from the United States, Japan, and South Korea.

Welcoming remarks:
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

Keynote remarks:
Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives

Featured guests:
Taisuke Mibae, Visiting Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council
Jung H. Pak, Senior Fellow and SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies, Brookings Institution
Soojin Park, Public Policy Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Michael Fuchs, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress