Asia Society Texas Center

North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, and the Options for the U.S. with former Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 – Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019

06:30 PM – 08:30 PM


Please note that this program takes place offsite at Amegy Bank Tower, 1717 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027. Free parking is available at the venue.

Former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Christopher Hill will discuss recent challenges as the United States attempts to deal with North Korea's military buildup, including the nation's development of long-range missiles and nuclear weapons. Attention will be given, as well, to the role of South Korea and China in relations with North Korea. Analysis of the recent summit and political meetings will also be provided along with the next steps that would be necessary to provide positive results. Ambassador Hill will share his insights into how the world community can address these nuclear threats.

Tickets must be purchased through the World Affairs Council website. Asia Society members can use discount code "ASIASOCIETY" at checkout to receive member pricing at this event.


6:30 p.m. | Registration
7:00 p.m. | Program

About the Speaker

Ambassador Christopher Robert Hill is currently the Chief Advisor to the Chancellor for Global Engagement and Professor of the Practice in Diplomacy at the University of Denver. Prior to this position, he was the Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University, a position he held from September 2010 to December 2017. His previous roles also include U.S. Ambassador to Iraq (2009-10), Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (2005-09), U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (South Korea) (2004-05), U.S. Ambassador to Poland (2000-04), and U.S. Ambassador to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (1996-99).

Asia Society Texas Center Business & Policy Programs, Endowed by

Huffington Foundation

Bank of America, Muffet Blake, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and United Airlines are presenting sponsors of Business and Policy programs at Asia Society Texas Center. Lead support for Business & Policy programs comes from Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, BP America, Cathay Bank Foundation, Anne and Albert Chao, Mandy and William Kao, The Southmore, and Wells Fargo. Generous funding also provided by the Friends of Asia Society Texas Center, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing the best in public programming.



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Directions & Parking

  • Amegy Bank Tower, 1717 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027

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