International Conferences

A New Era of U.S-Korean Relations:The Impact of U.S and Korean Presidential Elections

* Co-Sponsored by
Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies,
The Heritage Foundation,
Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy

▶ Venue : Heritage Foundation, U.S

▶ Participants : 200 persons

SEPTEMBER 25, 2008, THURSDAY

09:00–09:20         Opening Remarks

Remarks      Dr. Kim R. Holmes, Vice President
The Heritage Foundation

General John H. Tilelli, Jr., USA Retired,
Co-Chairman, Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies

General & Dr. Jae-Chang Kim, ROKA Retired,
Co-Chairman, Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies

Dr. Hong Nack Kim, President
International Council on Korean Studies
& West Virginia University

09:30–11:45  Panel I. New Geostrategic Dynamics on the
Korean Peninsula

Moderator    Mr. Walter Lohman, Director
Asian Studies Center, Heritage Foundation

▲ Papers

“The Future of U.S. Policy toward the Two Koreas”
Dr. Victor Cha, Georgetown University

“China’s Policy toward the Two Koreas”
Dr. Ilpyong J. Kim, University of Connecticut

“Inter-Korean vs. International Relations: A Korean Perspective”
Dr.  In Young Chun, Seoul National University

“The Future of US Policy toward North Korea”
Dan Blumenthal, American Enterprise Institute

– Discussant
Dr. Nam Sung Huh, Korean National Defense University

12:00-14:00    Luncheon and Keynote Speech

Speech         The Honorable Lee Tae-sik
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea,
Embassy of the Republic of Korea

Introduced by  Dr. Kim R. Holmes, Vice President,
The Heritage Foundation

14:30–17:00   Panel II. The Future of the U.S.-Korean
Security Alliance

Moderator    General John H. Tilelli, Jr., USA Retired,
Co-Chairman, Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies

▲ Papers

“Evolving Military Responsibilities in the U.S.-ROK Alliance”
Mr. Bruce Klingner, The Heritage Foundation

“S. Korea’s Strategic Options and the U.S.-ROK Security Alliance”
Dr. In Taek  Hyun, Korea University

“Development of Japan-Korea Relations and their Bilateral
Alliance with the United States: A Japanese Perspective”
Dr. Hideshi Takesada, National Institute for Defense Studies, Japan

“ROK Military Transformation and ROK-US Security
and Maritime Cooperation”
Dr. Taewoo Kim, Korea Institute for Defense Analyses

– Discussant
Lt. General Raymond P. Ayres, Jr., USMC (Retired)

17:00-21:00    Dinner and Keynote Speech
Hosted by ROK Minister of National Defense,
Hon. Sanghee Lee

Keynote Speech: Hon. Congressman Ed Royce (R)
U.S Representative, 40th District of
California

Introduced by Mr. Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow,
The Heritage Foundation

SEPTEMBER 26, 2008, FRIDAY

09:00-11:30   Panel III. North-South Korean Relations

Moderator    Admiral(Ret.) Byoung-Tae An, President,
Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy

▲ Papers

“Inter-Korean Engagement and Human Rights in North Korea”
Dr. Dennis Patterson, Texas Tech University

“The Lee Myung-Bak Government’s North Korea Policy
and the Prospects for Inter-Korean Relations”
Dr. Hong Nack Kim, West Virginia University

“Inter-Korean Strategic Relations and Security Forum in
Northeast Asia”
Dr. Young Whan Kihl, Iowa State University

“Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation: The Need for
Reciprocity- Does Lopsided Cooperation Continue to
Soothe North’s Bluffing Mentality?”
Dr. Eui-Gak Hwang, Korea University and International
Centre for the Study of East Asian Development,
Kitakyushu, Japan

– Discussant
Dr. Choong Nam Kim, East-West Center, Hawaii

12:00-14:00   Luncheon and Speech

‘US-ROK Economic Relations’
Speaker : Ms. Wendy Cutler
Assistant U.S Trade Representative
for Japan, Korea and APEC Affairs,
USTR

14:30-16:45   Panel IV. U.S.-Korea Economic Relations

Moderator    Dr. Soon Paik, Senior Economist
U.S Department of Labor

▲ Papers

“Appraising MBnomics – a Washington Perspective”
Robert Reis, Executive Vice President, U.S-Korea
Business Council

“Prospects for U.S.-Korea Economic Relations in the
Next Five Years”
Dr. Uk Heo, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

“MBnomics: A Review and the Road Ahead”
Dr. Sunghee  Jwa, President of  Kyonggi Research Institute

– Discussants
Dr.  Sung Gul Hong, Dean, Grad. S. of Pub Admin,
Kookmin University

16:45-17:00      Closing Remarks

Dr. Kim R. Holmes, Vice President,
The Heritage Foundation

General John H. Tilelli, Jr., USA Retired,
Co-Chairman, Council on U.S.-Korean
Security Studies

General & Dr. Jae-Chang Kim, ROKA(Ret.)
Co-Chairman, Council on U.S.-Korean
Security Studies

Dr. Hong Nack Kim, President
International Council on Korean Studies &
West Virginia University

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