Past Event

25 Years On: Lessons Learned from the North Korean Agreed Framework Negotiations

March 21, 2018
12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
Columbia Law School Jerome Greene Hall 102A


Ambassador Robert Gallucci is a distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University and the Chairman at the US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Previously, he served as Director of the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, President of the MacArthur Foundation, and Dean of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. This followed twenty-one years of government service, during which he was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs and served as the chief U.S. negotiator for the Agreed Framework negotiations between the United States and North Korea following the 1994 North Korean nuclear crisis.

Joel Wit is concurrently a Senior Research Fellow at the Columbia Weatherhead Institute for East Asian Studies and a Senior Fellow at the US-Korea Institute at SAIS. Previously, he was a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institute from 1999-2001. During the Agreed Framework negotiations, Wit served as Senior Advisor to Ambassador Gallucci from 1993-1995 and as Coordinator of the Agreed Framework from 1995-1999, where he headed implementation. He was also key in the establishment of the Korean Peninsular Energy Development Organization (KEDO).


Jeong-Ho Roh is the Director of the Center for Korean Legal Studies and a Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School. He is a recognized expert on South and North Korean law and legal institutions and has served in various governmental advisory roles, including as legal adviser to the Korean Ministry of National Unification on the KEDO North Korean Light-Water Reactor Project.