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Dr. Jung H. Pak is a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs for Global China issues and Deputy Special Representative for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Prior to arriving at State, she was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where she focused on Korean Peninsula issues, East Asia regional dynamics, and transnational threats. While at Brookings, she authored Becoming Kim Jong Un, which has been translated into multiple languages and draws from her deep knowledge and experience as an intelligence officer. Pak has held senior positions at the Central Intelligence Agency and served as the Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Korea at the National Intelligence Council. Before her career in national security, Dr. Pak taught U.S. history at Hunter College in New York City. She received her PhD from Columbia University and studied in South Korea as a Fulbright Scholar. Pak is a graduate of Colgate University, where she is Trustee Emerita and recipient of an honorary doctorate.




Josh Kallmer is Head of Global Public Policy and Government Relations at Zoom. He was most recently Executive Vice President for Policy at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), leading efforts to influence policy development around the globe. Before joining ITI, he acted as counsel for Crowell & Moring LLP and Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Investment.







Elizabeth “Liz” Liu (Moderator) is a public diplomacy-coned Foreign Service Officer serving in the East Asia and Pacific Affairs Bureau’s Office of Multilateral Affairs as Senior ASEAN Affairs Officer. Liz previously served two tours in the Bureau of African Affairs as Special Coordinator for the Young African Leaders Initiative and Assistant Cultural Coordinator, and as a Press Officer in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. Her overseas assignments include Taiwan and the Philippines. Liz holds an MA in International Affairs at the University of California, San Diego, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Florida.