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Social Science and Public Policy

Civil Society Dialogues in U.S.-China and U.S.-North Korea Relations

March 11, 2021 at 2:00pm3:20pm EST

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Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

Korean Peninsula Affairs Center presents

Civil Society Dialogues in U.S.-China and U.S.-North Korea Relations

This talk will explore the ways in which civil society organizations carry forward the messages received during track II dialogues and seek to transfer these messages to policymakers and into actionable policy. Jasper will recount his experience of track II mechanisms with North Korean and Chinese counterparts and subsequent advocacy efforts that build on these efforts. Most notably, Jasper will discuss efforts that impacted international agreements such as the Singapore Joint Statement between the United States and North Korea as well as recent research demonstrating the quantifiable results of U.S.-China dialogues.

Daniel Jasper

Asia Public Education and Advocacy Coordinator


American Friends Service Committee

Daniel Jasper is the Asia Public Education and Advocacy Coordinator for the American Friends Service Committee, where he has advocated for diplomacy, humanitarian cooperation, and peacebuilding with North Korea and China since 2015. He has assisted and taken part in humanitarian delegations to North Korea and regularly participates in Track II dialogues with Chinese foreign policy experts. Jasper is a co-founder of the Korea Peace Network and leads grassroots efforts across 25 states calling for government support for reunions between separated Korean American families and their loved ones in North Korea, the repatriation of U.S. servicemember remains, people-to-people exchanges, and ending the Korean War. He also co-leads the Lift Sanctions, Save Lives network, and advocates for human-centered sanctions policy.

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This event was first published on January 26, 2021 and last updated on March 2, 2021.

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