Online Event: JoongAng Ilbo-CSIS Forum 2020
On November 3, 2020, American voters turned out in record numbers to determine who will lead their country for the next four years in what was arguably one of the most contentious and historic presidential elections in recent history. The outcome of the United States’ 2020 presidential election will have significant consequences for how the U.S. will interact with the rest of the world and with its allies and partners.
To discuss the outcome of the election and its impact on the trajectory of U.S.–ROK relations, scholars, experts, and officials will convene virtually on December 14 (EST)/December 15 (KST) for the tenth annual JoongAng Ilbo-CSIS Forum. Panels will assess the implications of the new administration’s policies on core issues of the U.S.–ROK alliance, including inter-Korean relations, diplomacy, chartering the path forward on North Korea, and navigating the new strategic landscape with China.
This event is co-hosted with JoongAng Ilbo, a leading newspaper in South Korea.
Hong Seok-Hyun, Chairman, JoongAng Holdings; Chairman, Korea Peace Foundation
John Hamre, President & CEO, CSIS
Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Vice Chair, House Foreign Affairs Committee
Session 1: The Alliance after the Election
Kim Sung-han, Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Ahn Ho-Young, President, University of North Korean Studies; Former Korean Ambassador to the United States
Victor Cha, Senior Adviser & Korea Chair, CSIS
Sue Mi Terry, Senior Fellow, CSIS Korea Chair
Yun Byung-se, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
Session 2: The Implications of U.S.-China Competition
Chung Jae-ho, Professor, Seoul National University
Graham Allison, Douglas Dillon Professor, Harvard University
Bonnie Glaser, Senior Adviser for Asia & Director of China Power Project, CSIS
Shin Jung-seung, Former Korean Ambassador to China
Yoon Young-kwan, Professor Emeritus, Seoul National University; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Session 3: Restoring ROK-U.S.-Japan Cooperation
Shin Kak-soo, Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Michael Green, Senior Vice President for Asia & Japan Chair, CSIS
Caroline Kennedy, Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan
Wi Sung-lac, Former Korean Ambassador to Russia
Yu Myung-hwan, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade
This event is made possible by the generous support of JoongAng Ilbo and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.