Domestic Conferences

The Future of the ROK-U.S. Security Alliance : Sixty Years after the ROK-U.S. Mutual Defense Treaty

JUNE 26, 2013, WEDNESDAY
08:30 AM                    Continental Breakfast and Registration
  09:30 – 09:50 AM        Opening Remarks
                             General Jae-Chang Kim, ROKA (Retired), Co-Chairman
Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies (ROK Council)
General John H. Tilelli, Jr., USA (Retired), Co-Chairman
Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies (U.S. Council)
Dr. Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr., President
International Council on Korean Studies and Angelo S. University

10:00 – 11:45 AM          Panel I: National Security Strategies of the New Leaders of
Major Powers around the Korean Peninsula

Moderator          Dr. Yong Soon Yim, Sungkyunkwan University (Emeritus)

Papers              “Security Policies of the New Administrations in China and Russia
toward the Korean peninsula”
Dr. Choon Heum Choi, Korea Institute for National Unification

“Security Policies of the New Administrations in U.S.
and Japan toward the Korean Peninsula”
Dr. Richard Weitz, The Hudson Institute

Discussants         Dr. Bruce W. Bennett, RAND Corporation
Dr. Hong Nack Kim, West Virginia University and ICKS
Dr. Tai Hwan Lee, The Sejong Institute

12:00 – 1:45 PM            Luncheon and Luncheon Speech
                             Sponsored by The Hwajeong Peace Foundation,
The Institute 21 Peace Studies, The Dong-A Ilbo

Speaker  “Topic to be announced”
U.S. Ambassador to ROK

Introduced by To be announced

1:45 – 3:45 PM              Panel II: New Security Threats from North Korea
and Its Policy towards South Korea and U.S.A.

Moderator     Dr. Robert H. Kim, Western Washington University

Papers         “Assessment of Security Threats from North Korea :Conventional,
Asymmetrical, and WMD”
Dr. Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr., Angelo State University and ICKS

“North Korean Policy towards South Korea and the United States”
Dr. Sue M. Terry, Columbia University

“Deadlock on the Korean Peninsula: A Win-Win Situation”
Dr. B. J. Brister, Royal Military College of Canada

Discussants      Colonel David S. Maxwell, USA (Retired), Georgetown University
Dr. In- Soo Lim,  Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy
Mr. Grigore Scarlatoiu, Committee for Human Right in North Korea

3:45 – 4:00 PM               Coffee Break

  4:00 – 6:00 PM               Panel III: Regional Economic Cooperation between ROK
and U.S. under the New Administrations

Moderator       Dr. Hugo W. Kim, East-West Research Institute

Papers           “Prospects of North Korean Economic Cooperation with South Korea
and Other Countries”
Dr. Eui-Gak Hwang, Korea University (Emeritus)

“U.S.-Korea Economic Cooperation
:An Assessment of the KORUS Free Trade Agreement ”
Dr. Richard T. Shin, The Economist Incorporated and ICKS

Discussants       Dr. Bertrand Renaud, Renaud & Associates
Dr. In Kyo Cheong, Inha University

6:15 – 8:30 PM                Dinner and Dinner Speech
       Sponsored by ROK Minister of National Defense

“Topic to be announced”
ROK Defense Minister

Introduced by To be announced

June 27, 2013, Thursday
  09:00 – 11:45                   Panel IV: Strategic Cooperation between ROK and U.S. after
Sixty Years of the Security Alliance

Moderator      Dr. and LG (Ret.) Yong-Ok Park, frm. Vice Minister of ROK Defense Ministry

Papers          “The Sixty Years of the Korea-U.S. Security Alliance
: Past, Present, and Future ”
Dr. Bruce W. Bennett, RAND Corporation

“A Strategic Cooperation between ROK and the United States
under the New Direction of Operational Cooperation”
Dr. Min-Hyoung Park, Korea National Defense University

“Regional Maritime Security Cooperation in the East Asia-Pacific Region”
Dr. Sukjoon Yoon, Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy

Discussants     Colonel David S. Maxwell, USA (Retired), Georgetown University
Dr. Taewoo Kim, Frm. The Korea Institute for National Unification

12:00 – 1:45 PM               Luncheon and Luncheon Speech
         Sponsored by The Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy and The Sejong Institute

Speaker         “Topic to be announced”
Commanding General, Combined Forces Command

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