The Annual Conference of the International Council on Korean Studies and…

Hosted by the Korea Economic Institute of America, the Seoul National University Alumni Group, the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, and the One Korea Foundation.

The Annual Conference of the International Council on Korean Studies and the Council on Korea-U.S. Security Studies

Part One
Security Challenges on the Korean Peninsula in 2019:
Prospects for Peace and Stability

08:15 AM
REGISTRATION

08:45 – 09:00 AM
OPENING REMARKS

General Byung Kwan 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)

Ambassador Kathleen Stephens (Retired), President & CEO,
Korea Economic Institute of America

Dr. Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr., President,
International Council of Korean Studies and Angelo State University

Mr. Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director,
The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

09:00 – 11:15 AM
PANEL I. NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA: ECONOMIC RECONCILIATION?

Moderator

General & Dr. Jae Chang Kim, ROKA (Retired)

Papers

“Sanctions, Inter-Korean Relations and North Korea’s Denuclearization”
Dr. Ihn-hwi Park, Ehwa Womans University

“South Korea’s Developmental State vs. North Korean Human Rights Concerns in Inter-Korean Economic Engagement”
Mr. Kyle Ferrier, Korea Economic Institute of America

“Principles for Economic Engagement with North Korea”
Mr. Troy Stangarone, Korea Economic Institute of America

Discussants

Dr. Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr., Angelo State University and ICKS

Dr. Il Hwa Jung, Council on Korea-U.S. Security Studies

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
LUNCHEON AND LUNCHEON SPEECH

“Security and Unification Issues on the Korean Peninsula”
Mr. Stephen E. Biegun, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea
U.S. Department of State

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

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
PANEL II. FOUR POWER RELATIONS ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA

Moderator

Mr. David Maxwell, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Papers

“Japan’s Role in Korean Security Issues”
Mr. James Durand, International Council on Korean Studies

“China’s Role in Inter-Korea Relations”
Mr. Gordon Chang, Forbes.com

“North Korea and Regional Security”
Dr. Nam-Sung Huh, Korea Institute for Military Affairs

Discussants

William Newcomb, former member, UN Panel of Experts

Lt. General Kap Jin Lee, ROK Marine Corps (Retired), RIMS

Dr. Sukjoon Yoon, Captain, ROK Navy (Retired), KIMA

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
PANEL III. HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE FUTURE OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA

Moderator

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

Papers

“The Future of Human Rights in North Korea”
Mr. George Hutchinson, International Council on Korean Studies

“Tying Human Rights to US-NK-ROK Negotiations”
Mr. Greg Scarlatoiu, The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

“The ROK-US Alliance and Human Rights”
Dr. Taewoo Kim, Council on Korea-U.S. Security Studies

Discussant

Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt, American Enterprise Institute

Dr. Jaekap Ryoo, Council on Korea-U.S. Security Studies

5:00 PM

END OF THE CONFERENCE PART ONE

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