1. Update

Experts Hold Briefing on Korean Diplomacy in Quaker Welcome Center

By Monica Montgomery, October 4, 2019

The Quaker Welcome Center was envisioned as a venue for bipartisan dialogue and the promotion of peace, justice, and environmental sustainability. On Oct. 4, the space once again fulfilled that vision.

FCNL hosts Korean diplomacy briefing at QWC.

L-R: Alexandra Bell, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation; Jenny Town, Stimson Center; Erica Fein, Win Without War; Jessica Lee, Council of Korean Americans; Anthony Wier, Friends Committee on National Legislation. Emily Sajewski / FCNL

In concert with the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, FCNL hosted a congressional staff-only briefing with a group of experts—including FCNL’s own Anthony Wier—who recently spoke at a major conference in South Korea on diplomacy with North Korea. While in Seoul, the experts met with South Korean government officials and toured a site inside the Demilitarized Zone, where an effort is being conducted to recover the remains of soldiers lost during the Korean War.

The group talked with a collection of staff from Republican and Democratic congressional offices about the latest developments in the Inter-Korean Military Agreement and discussed prospects for U.S.-North Korean nuclear diplomacy.

The Quaker Welcome Center’s location on Capitol Hill provides an ideal space for hosting exactly this kind of respectful, informed, and partisan-free dialogue on today’s most pressing issues.

Monica Montgomery

  • Program Assistant, Nuclear Disarmament and Pentagon Spending

Monica is the Program Assistant for Nuclear Disarmament and Pentagon Spending. She advocates for the reduction of the role of nuclear weapons in U.S. foreign policy, the advancement of diplomacy and international agreements regarding arms control, and a cutback in the level of defense spending. Alongside constituents and coalition partners, she works with Congress to promote bipartisan support for FCNL’s work on nuclear weapons and Pentagon spending policy. In addition to her lobbying tasks, she is responsible for maintaining the FCNL Nuclear Calendar.