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Strengthening U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateral Cooperation

February 12, 2024 • 9:00 am – 2:20 pm EST

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Please join us for a timely event that brings together officials, policymakers, and experts to discuss issues important to the U.S.-ROK-Japan trilateral cooperation, including on North Korea and extended deterrence, China and Taiwan, and economic security cooperation and supply chain. 

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

Agenda


Welcoming Remarks

9:00 am

Victor Cha, Senior Vice President for Asia and Korea Chair, CSIS; Distinguished University Professor and D.S.-Song KF Chair, Georgetown University

Opening Remarks

9:05 am

Robert Koepcke, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Japan, Korea, and Mongolia, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Session 1: North Korea and Extended Deterrence

9:25 am

Sung Kim, Former U.S. Special Representative for the DPRK and Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea; Senior Advisor, BKL Law Firm and Hyundai Motor Group; Senior Fellow, USC

Sung-han Kim, Former ROK National Security Advisor and Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University

Masafumi Ishii, Former Ambassador of Japan to Indonesia; Distinguished Visiting Professor, the Faculty of Law, Gakushuin University

 

Moderated by 
Victor Cha, Senior Vice President for Asia and Korea Chair, CSIS; Distinguished University Professor and D.S.-Song KF Chair, Georgetown University

Session 2: China and Taiwan

10:45 am

Brian Hart, Fellow, China Power Project, CSIS

Sung Min Cho, Professor, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies

Rumi Aoyama, Director, Waseda Institute of Contemporary Chinese Studies, and Professor, Waseda University

 

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

Lunch

12:00 pm

Luncheon Remarks

12:30 pm

"Is North Korea Preparing for War?"

 

Sydney Seiler, Senior Adviser, CSIS Korea Chair; Former National Intelligence Officer for North Korea; Former Special Envoy for Six Party Talks

 

Moderated by:
Ellen Kim
, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS Korea Chair

Session 3: Trilateral Economic Security Cooperation and Supply Chain

1:00 pm

Kevin Wolf, Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce; Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Wonho Yeon, Research Fellow and Head of Economic Security Team, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

Shihoko Goto, Acting Director, Asia Program and Director for Geoeconomics and Indo-Pacific Enterprise, Wilson Center

 

Moderated by
Christopher Johnstone, Senior Adviser and Japan Chair, CSIS

Closing Remarks

2:15 pm

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

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Contact Information

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Victor Cha
Senior Vice President for Asia and Korea Chair
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Robert Koepcke
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Japan, Korea, and Mongolia, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State
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Sung Kim

Sung Kim

Former U.S. Special Representative for the DPRK and Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea; Senior Advisor, BKL Law Firm and Hyundai Motor Group; Senior Fellow, USC
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Sung-han Kim

Sung-han Kim

Former ROK National Security Advisor and Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University
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Masafumi Ishii

Masafumi Ishii

Former Ambassador of Japan to Indonesia; Distinguished Visiting Professor, the Faculty of Law, Gakushuin University
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Ellen Kim
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Korea Chair
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Sungmin Cho

Sung Min Cho

Professor, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies
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Rumi Aoyama

Rumi Aoyama

Director, Waseda Institute of Contemporary Chinese Studies, and Professor, Waseda University
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Kevin Wolf

Kevin Wolf

Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce; Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
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Yeon Wonho

Wonho Yeon

Research Fellow and Head of Economic Security Team, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
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Shihoko Goto

Shihoko Goto

Acting Director, Asia Program and Director for Geoeconomics and Indo-Pacific Enterprise, Wilson Center