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Executive Director, National Committee on North Korea
5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Networking Reception with Hors D'oeuvres and Cash Bar
6:45 p.m.- 7:45 p.m. Talk and Q+A
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About Keith Luse
Keith Luse became Executive Director of the National Committee on North Korea in July 2014. Previously, Luse was the Senior East Asia Policy Advisor for Chairman and later Ranking Member Senator Richard G. Lugar at the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 2003 until 2013. Luse was also Staff Director for Senator Lugar at the Senate Agriculture Committee from 1999 through 2002, where the Senator also served as Chairman and later Ranking Member.
During fourteen years of working for Senator Lugar in Washington, Luse had numerous meetings and interactions with North Korean officials inside North Korea and in the United States. Luse’s first trip to North Korea in 2003 related to the transparency of distribution of U.S. food aid inside the country. On later visits to Pyongyang, Yongbyon and other parts of North Korea, topics of focus included the nuclear issue, food and nutritional assistance, North Korean human rights, and American POWs from the Korean War, among others. In the Senate, Luse worked on North Korea-related legislation and other action by the Senate regarding these and additional North Korea issues. Full Bio