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Online Event: Korea Chair Capital Cable #18

January 22, 2021 • 9:30 – 10:15 am EST

Please join us for a special discussion with Mr. Sydney Seiler, the National Intelligence Officer for North Korea at the National Intelligence Council on the recent North Korea's Workers Party Congress, the North Korean threat and leadership dynamics in North Korea. 

Mr. Sydney Seiler is the National Intelligence Officer for North Korea at the National Intelligence Council. Previously, he was the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) Senior Analyst and Senior Defense Intelligence Expert for North Korea, serving as the principal advisor and senior expert on Korean Peninsula security issues to the USFK Commander and the U.S. Defense Intelligence Enterprise. Mr. Seiler also served as the U.S. Special Envoy for Six Party Talks (2014-2015), where he coordinated U.S. diplomacy and policy on the DPRK, and led negotiations with North Korea. Prior to that, Mr. Seiler served as the director for Korea on the National Security Council (2011-2014). A member of the Senior National Intelligence Service, Mr. Seiler has over 37 years of experience focusing on Korean Peninsula affairs in a range of executive management, intelligence, and policy positions within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency Directorate of Analysis, CIA’s Directorate of Operations, CIA’s Open Source Center, and the National Security Agency.

The Capital Cable is made possible by the generous support of Kia Motors and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Victor Cha
Senior Vice President for Asia and Korea Chair

Sue Mi Terry

Sydney Seiler

National Intelligence Officer for North Korea, National Intelligence Council