Faculty Notes

Prof. Julian Ku Quoted on Choice of Singapore as Site of Trump-Kim Summit in Newsday

Julian Ku, Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, Faculty Director of International Programs

Trump: I’ll meet Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12
The president’s announcement came hours after the arrival on U.S. soil of three Americans previously held prisoner by North Korea.
By Laura Figueroa Hernandez
May 10, 2018

Julian Ku, a professor at Hofstra Law School who specializes in U.S. foreign policy, said Singapore was likely the final choice because it had the infrastructure in place to “guarantee the security of the President,” while also providing an Asian nation that had diplomatic ties with North Korea.

Singapore is considered a close ally of the United States, allowing American naval vessels to use its ports, and is one of the few countries that plays host to a North Korean Embassy, Ku said.

Read the full article on the Newsday website.