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On March 3, 2014, Dr. Hahm Chaibong, President of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, served as the moderator and interviewer for the Keynote Speech delivered by President George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States of America, at the 2014 Asian Leadership Conference.

[5th Asian Leadership Conference] Keynote Speech by President George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States of America

 About the Asian Leadership Conference

The 2014 Asian Leadership Conference, titled “One Korea, New Asia” is an annual conference hosted by the Chosun Ilbo at the Shilla Hotel in Seoul. The conference is a gathering of world-renowned statesmen, scholars and businessmen from across the globe to address the most pressing issues of our time. More than 150 distinguished speakers and over 1000 guests have participated in the event since the inaugural Asian Leadership Conference in March 2005.

For more about the conference, please visit the official website at

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Hahm Chaibong
Hahm Chaibong


Dr. HAHM Chaibong is the president of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Previously, he was a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California, professor in the School of International Relations and the Department of Political Science as well as the director of the Korean Studies Institute at the University of Southern California, Director (D-1) of the Division of Social Sciences Research & Policy at UNESCO in Paris, and a professor in the Department of Political Science at Yonsei University. Dr. Hahm is the author of numerous books and articles, including “China’s Future is South Korea’s Present,” Foreign Affairs, (Sep/Oct 2018), Hanguk Saram Mandeulgi (Becoming Korean), Vols. I, II, (Asan Academy, 2017), “Keeping Northeast Asia ‘Abnormal’: Origins of the Liberal International Order in Northeast Asia and the New Cold War,” Asan Forum (Sep., 2017), “South Korea’s Miraculous Democracy,” Journal of Democracy (Jul., 2008), “The Two South Koreas: A House Divided,” The Washington Quarterly (Jun., 2005), and Confucianism for the Modern World (co-edited with Daniel A. Bell, Cambridge University Press, 2003).