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CSIS-Chosun Ilbo Conference:
U.S.-Korean Relations in Obama Administration
Dr. Victor D. Cha

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2009 — The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) International Security Program and the Chosun Ilbo will host a conference to discuss U.S. Korean Relations in the Obama Administration. A full list of conference participants and presenters can be found below.

The entire conference will operate under Chatham House Rules, specifically meaning reporters will be free to use the information from the conference, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speakers nor any of the participants may be revealed.

WHEN/WHERE: Tuesday, June 2, 8:30 am to 6:00 pm

Willard Intercontinental Ballroom

1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

The conference will feature top businessmen, think tank experts, and government officials. Please see below for a complete agenda:

8:30-9:15 Registration

(A light breakfast will be served)

09:15-10:00 Welcoming Remarks

Stephen Flanagan, Senior Vice President & Kissinger Chair, CSIS

Opening Remarks

John Hamre, President and CEO, CSIS (confirmed)

Sang-Hoon Bang, President and CEO, The Chosun Ilbo (confirmed)

10:15-11:45 The North Korean Nuclear and Missile Crisis and DRPK Leadership Transition

Chair:

Seung-Hwan Kim, CSIS Senior Associate & Professor, Myongji University (confirmed)

Presenters:

Gary Samore, Coordinator for the Prevention of WMD Proliferation

and Terrorism, National Security Council, (confirmed)

Kak-Soo Shin, Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

(confirmed)

Discussants:

Byung-Kook Kim, Professor, Korea University (former Senior

Assistant to the President for Diplomacy and Security Affairs)

(confirmed)

Victor Cha, Director of Asian Studies, Georgetown University

(confirmed)

Frank Jannuzi, Staff Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

(confirmed)

12:00-13:30 Luncheon Keynote Address

1:45-3:15 Prospects for the KORUS FTA

Chair:

Steven Schrage, Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS

(confirmed)

Presenters:

Hye-Min Lee, Deputy Minister for FTA, MOFAT (confirmed)

Wendy Cutler, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative

(confirmed)

Discussants:

Earl Pomeroy, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from

North Dakota (confirmed)

Hye-Hoon Lee, Member of the National Assembly &

Chairwoman for Policy Planning and Coordination, Hannarah Party

(confirmed)

Myron Brilliant, President, U.S.-Korea Business Council

(confirmed)

Hichung Moon, former Chairman, Special Committee on KORUS FTA

(confirmed)

3:30-5:00 Prospects for the U.S.-ROK Alliance and East Asia: Challenges and Opportunities

Chair:

Stephen Flanagan, Senior Vice President & Kissinger Chair, CSIS

(confirmed)

Presenters:

Derek Mitchell, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs (confirmed)

Kyu-Hyun Kim, Minister of Political Affairs, Korean Embassy

(confirmed)

Discussants:

Mike Green, Senior Advisor and Japan Chair, CSIS (confirmed)

Yong-Sun Ha, Professor, Seoul National University (confirmed)

5:00-6:00 Reception

Credentialed members of the press who would like to attend must RSVP to aschwartz@csis.org


The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, non-profit organization founded in 1962 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. It seeks to advance global security and prosperity by providing strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers.

H. Andrew Schwartz
CSIS
www.csis.org




 

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