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A visit from Evans J.R. Revere

Posted on: May 5, 2017 12:00 am

Oak Hills High School welcomed Evans J.R. Revere on Thursday, April 27, 2017.  Mr. Revere is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for East Asia Policy Studies. He is also Senior Advisor with the Albright Stonebridge Group, a leading global strategy firm, where he advises clients with a special focus on Korea, Japan and China.  During his prestigious diplomatic career he has served as Diplomat-in-Residence, Lecturer in International Affairs at Princeton University, President/CEO of The Korea Society and veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  He has served as one of the State Department’s top Asia experts and still remains an active participant in U.S. relations with East Asia.  

Revere discussed his extensive experience in negotiations with North Korea with Oak Hills’ students as well as the knowledge he gained as an American diplomat in Asia.  He shared his knowledge of the current tensions with North Korean and Chinese relationships as well as the current administration’s options for the near future.  Revere then took questions from the students.  Students for the International Studies, World Issues and AP World History class were in attendance.

Jen Keyser, an International Studies Oak Hills’ student wrote, “I really enjoyed hearing from Mr. Revere. I think that it's amazing that he met Kim Jong-il. I loved how meticulous he was in describing all the possible outcomes of actions that we could take toward North Korea's actions.  I would absolutely love to listen to him speak more about Asian politics and on the way that eastern countries interact with the ‘western world.’ It was so awesome to listen to him. I wish we would have had more time to listen and discuss things with him.”

Oak Hills is grateful to be able to provide this type of experience their students.  Thank you to the World Affairs Council of Cincinnati and the International Studies Schools Network for making these opportunities available to the Oak Hills’ student body.