International Conferences

The 3rd KIMS-CNA(Center for Naval Analyses) International Conference

27 August 2009

18:30   Welcome reception and dinner

28 August 2009

09:00-09:30  Welcome and opening statements by Co-Hosts:

Opening Statements
ㆍ Ambassador Song Keun-Ho, President, KIMS
ㆍ RADM(ret). Michael McDevitt, Vice President, CNA

      Congratulatory Speech
ㆍHis Excellency Koo Bon-Woo, ROK Consul-General
in San Francisco, U.S.A.

09:30-10:45   Panel One: Unique Opportunities for
Cooperation—Energy Security from Hormuz
to Northeast Asia and Humanitarian Assistance

– Peacetime Energy Security: What is the Threat
and is there a Naval Mission?
ㆍDr. Thomas Bowditch,
Leader CNA Strategic Initiatives Team, CNA

– SLOC Security in East Asia and the Role of the Navy:
Sources of Threats and Protective Measures for Far East SLOC’s
ㆍProfessor Lee Seo-Hang, Institute of Foreign Affairs and
National Security and consultant to KIMS

10:45-11:00  Tea and Coffee Break

11:00-12:15   Panel Two: Peacetime Operations:
Countering Piracy in the Gulf of Aden

– US Navy-ROK Navy cooperation in a peacetime
non-traditional mission
ㆍ Dr. Eric Thompson,
Leader CNA International Affairs Team, CNA

– Naval Role and Anti-Piracy Operations in the Gulf of Aden:
Korean Perspective
ㆍ Dr.& Captain Chung Sam-Man, ROK Naval War College

12:30-14:00   Lunch

Speaker:  The Importance of RON-USN Cooperation
VADM Doug Crowder, USN
(Deputy CNO for Information, Plans and Strategy
N3/5 and formerly Commander of the US Seventh Fleet)

14:15-15:30   Panel Three: Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI)

– ROK preparation for PSI and the Way Ahead
ㆍ VADM (retired) Ahn Kee-Seok,
Former Commander in Chief, ROK Fleet

– US Navy’s Strategic Concepts and Operational direction
of the PSI
ㆍ RADM (retired) Michael McDevitt, CNA

15:30-15:45   Tea and Coffee Break

15:45-17:00   Panel Four: Prospects for North East Asian
Regional Naval Cooperation

– Dr. Lee Choon-Keun, Senior Research Fellow, KIMS

– RADM James P. Wisecup, USN, President,
US Naval War College

17:00-17:30   Concluding Commentary

ㆍAmbassador Song Keun-Ho, President, KIMS
ㆍ RADM Michael McDevitt, USN (retired), Vice President, CNA

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