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CSIS-Chey Conference: Cooperation on Scientific Innovation, Supply Chains, and Geopolitical Risk in Northeast Asia

June 9 – 10, 2022

Global supply chains have been under tremendous stress under the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic and mounting geopolitical tensions. These supply chains both shape and are shaped by scientific innovation and their health and management are critical to understanding geopolitical risk in Northeast Asia.

Please join the CSIS Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group on June 9th and 10th for the public keynote and expert discussion sessions of the CSIS-Chey Conference on Cooperation on Scientific Innovation, Supply Chains, and Geopolitical Risk in Northeast Asia. The Keynote Session will feature welcoming remarks from CSIS’ Dr. Seth Jones and Ambassador In-kook Park from the Chey Institute of Advanced Studies, and a keynote address from Dr. David Honey, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. The high-level discussion sessions will delve into how the United States and South Korea can jointly address concerns regarding the specific supply chains raised in U.S. Executive Order 14017 and the May 2021 U.S.-ROK Leader’s Joint Statement: those for semiconductors, high-capacity batteries, strategic and critical materials, and biotechnology. Our dialogue will include substantial participation by senior leaders and experts from the Republic of Korea.

Agenda

Thursday, June 9, 2022

9:45 - 10:00am | Welcoming Remarks and Keynote Introduction
Dr. Seth Jones, Senior Vice President, Harold Brown Chair, and Director, International Security Program, CSIS
Ambassador In-kook Park, President, Chey Institute for Advanced Studies

10:00 - 10:15am | Keynote Address
Dr. David Honey, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Research & Engineering (DUSD(R&E))

7:00 - 8:45pm | PUBLIC WORKSHOP I: High-Capacity Batteries and Strategic and Critical Materials
Facilitator: 
Dr. Ilaria Mazzocco, Fellow, Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics, CSIS

Speakers:
Hon. Sharon Burke, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy
Mr. Brian Gabriel, Industrial Analyst for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy
Mr. Alex Jacquez, Senior Policy Advisor, National Economic Council
Dr. Kisuk Kang, Professor at Seoul National University

Friday, June 10, 2022

8:00 - 9:30am | PUBLIC WORKSHOP II: Biotechnology
Facilitator: 
Ms. Rose Butchart, Associate Fellow, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group, CSIS

Speakers:
Dr. Kristin DeBord, Deputy Assistant Secretary (Acting), Office of Strategy, Policy, Planning, and Requirements, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Health, and Human Services
Dr. Megan Frisk, Director for Biotechnology Risk and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation, National Security Council
Dr. Gerald Epstein, Distinguished Fellow at the National Defense University
Dr. Sang Yup Lee, Vice President for Research at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

9:30 - 9:35am | Closing Remarks

Facilitator
Dr. Cynthia Cook, Director, Defense-Industrial Initiative Groups and Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS

This event is made possible by the generous support of the Chey Institute for Advanced Studies.

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Seth G. Jones
Senior Vice President; Harold Brown Chair; and Director, International Security Program
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Ilaria Mazzocco
Senior Fellow, Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
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Rose Butchart

Rose Butchart

Associate Fellow, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group
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Cynthia Cook
Director, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group and Senior Fellow, International Security Program

Ambassador In-kook Park

President, Chey Institute for Advanced Studies

Dr. David Honey

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (DUSD(R&E))