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ROK-U.S. Strategic Forum 2019

June 24, 2019 • 10:30 am – 5:00 pm EDT

The Pursuit of Peace Amidst Changing Regional Dynamics

Please join us for our annual ROK-U.S. Strategic Forum 2019. A timely discussion with current and former government officials, scholars, experts, and opinion leaders from the United States and Korea who will participate in a series of panel discussions to address the state of the U.S.-ROK alliance, the prospects for the peace building process on the Korean Peninsula, and the changing regional dynamics in East Asia and beyond.

This event will be co-hosted with the Korea Foundation, a leading organization of Korea's international exchange and public policy initiative.

You are also invited to join us after the ROK-U.S. Strategic Forum 2019 for a special 10th anniversary celebration of the CSIS Korea Chair, starting at 5:00 PM. For more information and to register for the celebration, please visit this page: 


Ambassador Richard Armitage
President, Armitage International; Trustee, CSIS

Ambassador Lee Sihyung, President, The Korea Foundation


Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA), Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight and
Investigations, House Foreign Affairs Committee;
Co-Chair of Congressional Study Group on Korea

Moderated by:

Ambassador Mark Lippert, Senior Advisor, CSIS Korea Chair; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

11:30 – 12:30 PM LUNCHEON

12:30 – 1:45 PM SESSION I: The ROK-U.S. Alliance for Peace and Denuclearization


Mr. David Nakamura, White House Correspondent, The Washington Post


Ms. Joy Yamamoto, Director, Office of Korean Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Dr. Victor Cha, Senior Adviser and Korea Chair, CSIS; D.S. Song-KF Professor of
Government, Georgetown University;
Former National Security Council

Dr. Joon Hyung Kim, Professor, Handong Global University

Dr. Sang Hyun Lee, Senior Research Fellow, Sejong Institute

Ambassador Joseph Yun, Senior Advisor to the Asia Center,
United States Institute of Peace; Former Special Representative
for North Korea Policy and Deputy Assistant Secretary for
Korea and Japan, U.S. Department of State

1:45 – 2:00 PM COFFEE BREAK

2:00 – 3:15 PM SESSION II: Recasting and Forecasting of the Peace Building Process on the Korean Peninsula


Ambassador Byungjae Cho, Former Chancellor, Korea National
Diplomatic Academy, Former ROK Ambassador to Myanmar and


Dr. Haksoon Paik, President, Sejong Institute

Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo, KF-VUB Korea Chair, Institute for European Studies
(IES-VUB); Reader (Associate Professor) in International Relations,
King's College London

Dr. Jiyoung Park, Director and Senior Fellow, Center for
Science and Technology Policy, the Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Dr. Sue Mi Terry, Senior Fellow, CSIS Korea Chair; Former Senior Analyst,
Central Intelligence Agency; Former National Security Council

3:15 – 3:30 PM COFFEE BREAK

3:30 – 4:45 PM SESSION III: The Regional Dynamics: East-Asia and Beyond


Dr. Sue Mi Terry, Senior Fellow, CSIS Korea Chair; Former Senior Analyst,
Central Intelligence Agency; Former National Security Council


Dr. Kurt Campbell, Chairman and CEO, The Asia Group;
Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs,
U.S. Department of State

Dr. Thomas Christensen, Professor of International and Public Affairs and
Director of the China and the World Program, Columbia University

Dr. Jae-ho Chung, Professor of International Relations,
Director of the Program on US-China Relations,
Seoul National University

Dr. Sangjoon Kim, Professor of Political Science, Yonsei University



This event is made possible through the generous support of the Korea Foundation and general support of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Event Partners

Victor Cha
Senior Vice President for Asia and Korea Chair

Sue Mi Terry