(WASHINGTON, D.C.) The Center for the Study of Statesmanship, in conjunction with the Department of Politics and the Asian Studies Program, is pleased to announce a lecture entitled:


“The United States and the Two Koreas in the Trump Era: Prospects for Denuclearization”

December 4, 2018

4:30 to 6 p.m.

O’Connell Hall 109

Catholic University of America

620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC


Ambassador (retired) Kathleen Stephens served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea from 2008-2011. She was the first woman and first Korean-speaker to serve in that position. In addition to her many postings in Asia and Europe as a career diplomat, she served in a number of policy positions including acting Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (2012), Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (2005-2007), Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs (2003-2005), and National Security Council Director for European Affairs. She is currently President and CEO of the Korea Economic Institute.

MEDIA: To schedule an interview or attend this event, contact the Office of Marketing and Communications at communications@cua.edu or 202-319-5600.

ABOUT: The Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church and the only higher education institution founded by the U.S. bishops. Established in 1887 as a papally chartered graduate and research center, the University comprises 12 schools and 26 research facilities and is home to 3,241 undergraduate and 2,835 graduate students.

CSS comes under the umbrella of Catholic University’s Institute for Human Ecology, which was established to take up Pope Francis’s call in Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home to study the relationships of human beings to one another and the world around them.

The Center promotes research, teaching, and public discussion about how statesmanship can defuse conflict and foster respectful foreign and domestic relations.