Panel Discussion: Understanding The Threat Of North Korea

Panel discussion imageThe on-line news ser­vice Civ­il Beat, the East-West Cen­ter, the Pacif­ic Forum, and the Hawaii Lodg­ing and Tourism Asso­ci­a­tion are spon­sor­ing a pan­el dis­cus­sion aimed at deep­en­ing under­stand­ing of the North Kore­an threat. The pro­gram, titled “Safe­guard­ing Alo­ha: Under­stand­ing The Threat Of North Korea And What It Means For Hawaii,” will take place Thurs­day, Octo­ber 12, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the East-West Center’s Imin Con­fer­ence Cen­ter at 1777 East-West Road on the UH Mānoa cam­pus.

Five pan­elists will dis­cuss U.S. and inter­na­tion­al rela­tions with North Korea, the events lead­ing up to the cur­rent cri­sis, and ways to move for­ward. They will also touch upon North Korea’s impact on Hawaii’s econ­o­my and tourism indus­try and what the indus­try should do to pre­pare.

Pan­el par­tic­i­pants are:

  • Chad Blair, pol­i­tics and opin­ions edi­tor at Hon­olu­lu Civ­il Beat (Mod­er­a­tor);
  • Ralph Cos­sa, pres­i­dent of Pacif­ic Forum CSIS;
  • James Kel­ly, for­mer assis­tant sec­re­tary of state for East Asian and Pacif­ic Affairs;
  • Den­ny Roy, senior fel­low at the East-West Cen­ter; and
  • Kei­th Vieira, prin­ci­pal of KV & Asso­ciates Hos­pi­tal­i­ty Con­sult­ing, LLC and executive-in-residence at Shi­dler Col­lege of Busi­ness.

This event is free and open to the pub­lic, but the spon­sors request RSVPs to this address because of lim­it­ed space.

Ques­tions about the event should be direct­ed to Mariko Chang at