Online Event: ROK-U.S. Strategic Forum 2020
June 25 8:00 – 10:30AM (EST)
Seventy years has passed since the outbreak of hostilities on the Korean peninsula, and yet an end to the state of hostilities still remains beyond the grasp of the parties involved. As tragic as the anniversary of the war and Korea’s division remains, we are also reminded of the unparalleled political and economic progress witnessed in South Korea, which undeniably represent the most fruitful seven decades in Korea’s history.
To remember the past and to chart the path forward, CSIS and the Korea Foundation will convene our annual Strategic Forum on the 70th anniversary of the war.
Join us on June 24 and 25 for a two-day discussion covering the process of the transition to a permanent peace on the Korean peninsula, the status of the U.S.-ROK alliance, the current global health crisis, the role of global economic governance and multilateral economic response, and opportunities for the future-oriented U.S.-ROK collaboration in security and innovation.
This signature event will be co-hosted with the Korea Foundation, a leading organization of Korea's international exchange and public policy initiative.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24
Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO, CSIS; Langone Chair in American Leadership, CSIS
Dr. Geun Lee, President, The Korea Foundation
Cho Sei-young, 1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea
SESSION I: Peace on the Korean Peninsula
Ambassador Mark Lippert, Senior Advisor, CSIS Korea Chair; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
Dr. Haksoon Paik, President, The Sejong Institute
Dr. Intaek Han, Research Fellow, Jeju Peace Institute
Mr. David Helvey, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense
Dr. Sue Mi Terry, Senior Fellow, CSIS Korea Chair; Former Senior Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency; Former National Security Council
Amb. Kathleen Stephens, President & CEO, Korea Economic Institute of America; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
THURSDAY, JUNE 25
Ambassador Harry Harris, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
SESSION II: Pandemics and the Global Responses
Ms. Anna Fifield, Beijing bureau chief, The Washington Post
Dr. Chul Chung, Senior Research Fellow, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
Dr. Youngmee Jee, Special Representative for Health Diplomacy, the Korea Foundation; Former Director of the Center for Infectious Diseases Research, Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Dr. Victor Cha, Senior Adviser and Korea Chair, CSIS; Vice Dean for Faculty and Graduate Affairs and D.S. Song-KF Professor of Government, Georgetown University; Former National Security Council
Dr. J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President, CSIS; Director, CSIS Global Health Policy Center
SESSION III: Over-the-Horizon: The Future of U.S.-ROK Alliance
Dr. Young-kwan Yoon, Professor Emeritus, Seoul National University; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea
Dr. Nohyoung Park, Professor, School of Law, Korea University
Mr. Yunju Ko, Director-General for North American Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea
Dr. Michael Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS; Director of Asian Studies, Georgetown University; Former National Security Council
Mr. Randall Schriver, Chairman of the Board, Project 2049 Institute; Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense