Video On Demand

Striving for Northeast Asian Peace

October 2, 2015 • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

Please join us for an international conference with senior opinion makers, policy makers, and officials to look in-depth at the prospects for regional cooperation among the major powers of East Asia, in advance of the White House summit between the United States and the Republic of Korea. A light lunch will be served. For RSVP questions, please email us at


Dr. Zbigniew K. Brzezinski
Counselor and Trustee, CSIS;
The 10th U.S. National Security Advisor

In Discussion With

Dr. John Hamre
President & CEO and Pritzker Chair, CSIS;
Director, Brzezinski Institute on Geostrategy

9:15 AM  Registration and Check-in

9:45-9:55 AM  Welcoming Remarks
Dr. Victor Cha, Senior Adviser & Korea Chair, CSIS; Professor and Director, Asian Studies Program, Georgetown University

9:55-10:00 AM Introductory Remarks
Ambassador Ahn Ho-Young, Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the United States

10:00-10:40 AM Spotlight Conversation
Dr. Zbigniew K. Brzezinski, CSIS Counselor and Trustee and the 10th U.S. National Security Advisor

Dr. John J. Hamre, CSIS President and CEO, the Pritzker Chair, and Director, Brzezinski Institute on Geostrategy

Moderated by Dr. Victor Cha, CSIS and Georgetown

10:40-10:45 AM Coffee Break

10:45-12:00 PM The Challenges and Opportunities of Northeast Asian Cooperation
Moderator: Dr. Victor Cha, CSIS and Georgetown

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. Evan Medeiros, Former Special Assistant to the President and SeniorDirector for Asian Affairs, National Security Council

Dr. Jin Canrong, Professor and Associate Dean, School if International Studies, Renmin University of China

Dr. Narushige Michishita, Director of Security and International Studies Program, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan

Dr. Shin, Beomchul, Director General for Policy Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea

Dr. Choi, Kang, Vice President for Research, Asan Institute for Policy Studies; Former National Security Council Staff, The Blue House

12:00-12:20 PM Lunch and Coffee Break

12:20-1:00 PM Northeast Asian Peace and Cooperation Initiative
Dr. Choi, Kang, Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Mr. Scott Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

1:00 PM Adjournment

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

The "Korea Going Forward" series of events is made possible by the generous support of Grosvenor Capital Management L.P. and Amkor Technology.

John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership
Victor Cha
Senior Vice President for Asia and Korea Chair