Challenges for Korean Unification Planning

Justice, Markets, Health, Refugees, and Civil-Military Transitions

This conference report chronicles the progress of the CSIS–University of Southern California joint project on Korean unification. Now in its second year, the project’s primary purpose is to frame a discussion on the long-term tasks involved in the eventual unification of the Korean Peninsula. The project does this by pairing Korea scholars with various functional experts in areas such as justice, markets, health, refugees, and civil-military transitions to promote innovative thinking on a range of topics related to unification. This report outlines the basic concept of the project and highlights the topics of discussion and important conclusions reached at the summation of the second conference (August 5–6, 2011), and provides background information on the first year's conference in 2010.

Victor Cha
Senior Vice President for Asia and Korea Chair

David Kang