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ROK-U.S. Strategic Forum 2017: Now and the Future of the ROK.-U.S. Alliance

September 5, 2017 • 9:30 am – 4:00 pm EDT

Organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Korea Foundation

Please join us for a timely discussion with scholars, experts, opinion leaders, and former government officials from the United States and Korea who will participate in a series of panels and close-door sessions focused specifically on the challenges for the U.S.–ROK alliance, the North Korean threat, opportunities for regional relations among China, Japan, and South Korea, and how these will impact policy and strategy surrounding the Korean Peninsula. We are co-hosting this event with the Korea Foundation, a leading organization of Korea’s international exchange and public diplomacy initiative.

Richard Armitage, President, Armitage International; Former Deputy Secretary of State; Trustee, CSIS
Lee, Sihyung, President, The Korea Foundation

Stephanie Murphy, U.S. Representative for Florida's 7th Congressional District

10:45 AM | SESSION I: Opportunities and Challenges for the Alliance
Victor Cha, Senior Adviser and Korea Chair, CSIS; Professor and Director, Asian Studies Program, Georgetown University
Yoon, Young-kwan, Professor Emeritus of International Relations, Seoul National University; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea
Choi, Kang, Vice President, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
Abraham Denmark, Director, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia, U.S. Department of Defense
Michael Pillsbury, Senior Fellow & Director of the Center for Chinese Strategy, Hudson Institute

12:00 PM -1:15 PM| LUNCHEON AND KEYNOTE CONVERSATION                       
Conversation with:
Cho, Hyun, 2nd Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea

1:15 PM | SESSION II: Northeast Asia and the Alliance
Michael Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS; Chair, Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Georgetown University
Kim, Joon-hyung , Professor, Handong University
Kim, Heung-kyu, Director, China Policy Institute, Ajou University
Sohn, Yul, Professor, Yonsei University
Dan Blumenthal, Director of Asian Studies and Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Laura Rosenberger, Director, Alliance for Securing Democracy; Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

2:45 PM | SESSION III: The Future of U.S.-ROK Economic and Trade Cooperation
Bark, Tae-Ho, Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University; Former Minister of Trade, Republic of Korea
Choi, Byung-il , Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University
Kang, In Soo,Professor, Department of Economics, Sookmyung Women's University
Wendy Cutler, Vice President and Managing Director, Washington D.C. Office, Asia Society Policy Institute
Scott Miller, Senior Adviser and William M. Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS


Victor Cha
Senior Vice President for Asia and Korea Chair
Scott Miller
Senior Mentor (Non-resident), Executive Education