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ROK-U.S. Strategic Forum 2023

September 25, 2023 • 8:45 am – 2:30 pm EDT

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Please join us virtually for the 8th annual ROK-U.S. Strategic Forum, our premier international forum that brings together officials, policymakers, and experts to discuss issues important to the U.S.-ROK alliance.

T​​​​his year is the 70th anniversary of the U.S.-ROK alliance. Experts, scholars and officials will join us for a timely discussion on issues critical to U.S.-Korea relations, including the new frontiers of the alliance for the next 70 years, a new era of cooperation and strategic alignment for the U.S.-Korea-Japan trilateral relationship, and perennial challenges and future outcomes for North Korea.

Please note that in-person attendance is by invitation only.
You may view the livestream on this event page.

This signature event is co-hosted by CSIS and the Korea Foundation. 

Agenda


Welcoming Remarks

8:45 am

John Hamre, President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership, CSIS

Kim Gheewhan, President, The Korea Foundation

Congratulatory Remarks

8:55 am

Park Jin, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea (video remarks)

CSIS Statesmen's Forum

9:00 am

Antony Blinken, 71st Secretary of State of the United States

Panel 1: The Next 70 Years: New Frontiers of the U.S.-ROK Alliance

9:25 am

Vincent Brooks, Former Commander, UNC/CFC/USFK

Kathleen Stephens, Former U.S. ambassador to the ROK;

President & CEO, Korea Economic Institute

Yun Byung-se, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

Han Sukhee, President, Institute for National Security Strategy (INSS)

 

Moderated by

Mark Lippert, Former U.S. ambassador to the ROK;

Senior Adviser (non-resident), CSIS Korea Chair

Panel 2: U.S.-Korea-Japan Trilateral Relationship: A New Era of Cooperation and Strategic Alignment

10:50 am

Victor Cha, Senior Vice President for Asia and Korea Chair, CSIS;

Distinguished University Professor, Georgetown University

Chris Johnstone, Senior Adviser and Japan Chair, CSIS

Lee Jaemin, Ambassador for Economic Security and Professor, Seoul National University School of Law

Lim Eunjung, Associate Professor, Kongju National University

 

Moderated by

Lee Chung Min, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Luncheon Keynote Address

12:30 pm

Sen. Chris Van Hollen, Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy

 

Moderated by

Victor Cha, Senior Vice President for Asia and Korea Chair, CSIS;

Distinguished University Professor, Georgetown University

Panel 3: North Korea: Perennial Challenges and Future Outcomes

1:05 pm

Sydney Seiler, Senior Adviser (non-resident), CSIS Korea Chair; Former National Intelligence Officer for North Korea, National Intelligence Council

Sue Mi Terry, Senior Advisor, Macro Advisory Partners

Han Sukhee, President, Institute for National Security Strategy

Lee Chung Min, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

Moderated by

Ellen Kim, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS Korea Chair

Closing Remarks

2:20 pm

Victor Cha, Senior Vice President for Asia and Korea Chair, CSIS; Distinguished University Professor, Georgetown University

Adjourn

2:30 pm

Hosted By

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Van Hollen
Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy
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John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership
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Kim Gheewhan

Kim Gheewhan

President, The Korea Foundation
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Victor Cha
Senior Vice President for Asia and Korea Chair
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Gen. Brooks

Vincent Brooks

Former Commander, UNC/CFC/USK; Director of the Gary Sinise Foundation; Visiting Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
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Kathy Stephens
Former U.S. ambassador to the ROK; President & CEO, Korea Economic Institute
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Yun Byung-se

Yun Byung-se

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
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Han Sukhee

Han Sukhee

President, Institute for National Security Strategy (INSS)
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Lee Chung Min
Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
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lee Jaemin

Lee Jaemin

Ambassador for Economic Security and Professor, Seoul National University School of Law
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Lim Eunjung

Lim Eunjung

Associate Professor, Kongju National University
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Sue Mi Terry profile

Sue Mi Terry

Senior Advisor, Macro Advisory Partners
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Ellen Kim
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Korea Chair