The Korean Peninsula: Ambassadors in Conversation

What are the recent developments on the peninsula and their implications for the international community?

Research event Invitation only
7 May 2021 — 6:00PM TO 7:00PM

This webinar brings together the UK ambassadors to North and South Korea to discuss the latest developments in both countries including their relations with the UK.

As South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in enters his final year in office and North Korea faces its worst economic crisis since the 1990s, the ambassadors discuss recent domestic developments and their implications for the international community.

They consider the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other recent global events on the peninsula and provide their assessment on what the new Biden administration in Washington will mean for US relations with both countries. 

This event is held in partnership with The British Korean Society.

Please note this event is by invitation only and will be held under the Chatham House Rule.


Colin Crooks, British Ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 
Simon Smith, British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea 
Chair: Martin Uden, British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (2008-11)
Chair: Tania Branigan, Leader Writer, The Guardian

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