Co-sponsored with the SIPA International Conflict Resolution Specialization, and the Defense and Security Students Organization (DSSO) present a talk with Hugh Griffiths, Coordinator, UN Experts Panel on North Korean Sanctions

Moderated by Charles H. Armstrong, The Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences Department of History


Hugh Griffiths has served for the past three years as Coordinator for the United Nations Panel of Experts that monitor, investigate and report on North Korean sanctions violations to the UN Security Council. He is currently on a leave of absence from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) where he worked as a senior researcher from 2008 – 2014. From 1995 until 2008 he worked for governments, UN and non-governmental organizations in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, conducting investigative field research and analysis on issues surrounding clandestine political economy, war crimes, humanitarian aid and international program management. He has acted as an expert on behalf of the European Commission, various European Union member state ministries as well as United States government agencies, the UN Development Program, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, and the International Criminal Court. In addition to academic and policy-orientated publications, he has written regular reports for the Institute of War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), Jane’s Intelligence Review and Jane’s Foreign Report. Mr. Griffiths holds an M.Phil in International Political Economy, University of Amsterdam; a Ph.D. research certificate, University of Amsterdam; a post-graduate degree in international relations and law (ASIR), University of Amsterdam; and a B.A. in US history, University of Sussex.


Charles K. Armstrong is The Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences in the Department of History at Columbia University. He is the author, editor or co-editor of several books on modern and contemporary Korea, including The Koreas; Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950.


Public Event

Thursday, September 14, 2017

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

1302 International Affairs Building