North Korea in 2012: Outlook for Food Security
Andrew Natsios, Former Administrator, USAID; Professor, Georgetown University
Victor Cha, Korea Chair, CSIS Moderated by: Johanna Nesseth Tuttle, Director, Global Food Security Project, CSIS
Allan Jury, Director, U.S. Relations, United Nations World Food Program
Jeremy Konyndyk, Director, Policy and Advocacy, Mercy Corps
Bill Garvelink, Senior Adviser, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, CSIS
North Korea's sudden regime change has created a great deal of uncertainty for the country's political, social, and economic prospects. Given the increasing severity of the food crisis due to severe flooding, there is a need for focused attention from the international community to coordinate an effective humanitarian response. CSIS held a two-part panel discussion to evaluate the future of North Korean food security. Our first panel examined the political environment, followed by an in-depth discussion of the global humanitarian response.