The Asan Plenum 2013 – “New World Disorder”
World’s leading scholars and experts on security and foreign affairs coming to Seoul on April 30th
The Asan Institute for Policy Studies will host the Asan Plenum 2013: “New World Disorder” on Apr. 30 (Tues.) – May 1 (Wed.) at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul. Live-streaming will be available via Ustream and the Plenum website (www.asanplenum.org).
Under the overarching theme of “New World Disorder,” Kurt Campbell (former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs), James Steinberg (former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State), Michael Schiffer (former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia) and Guy Sorman (a French economist and author) will be among the 300 scholars and experts on security and foreign affairs attending the Plenum this year.
Some topics of discussion for this year’s Plenum are, “New World Disorder,” “Evolving New World Order in East Asia,” “Crisis and Reform of Global Capitalism,” and “Democracy and Economic Crisis.”
Leading scholars and experts on security and foreign affairs will redefine the meaning of “disorder,” and look for possible solutions to current crises witnessed around the globe, including the recent security crisis taking place in the East Asian region.
The Asan Plenum is an annual gathering of experts and scholars to address a variety of current issues. By engaging different perspectives and insights, the Asan Plenum aims to bring forth better policy alternatives on many of the pressing issues faced by the world today.
* All sessions will be conducted in English.
* Online press registration is required: www.asanplenum.org, click ‘Press’
About the Asan Institute for Policy Studies
The Asan Institute for Policy Studies is an independent think tank that provides innovative policy solutions and spearheads public discourse on the core issues in Korea, East Asia and the world. Our goal is to assist policymakers to make better informed and mutually beneficial policy decisions.
The Asan Institute, established in 2008, has successfully hosted a series of international conferences including the Asan Plenum, the Asan China Forum and the Asan Nuclear Forum. It has also published a number of books such as China’s Foreign Policy, Japan In Crisis, and The Arab Spring.
The Asan Plenum 2013
“New World Disorder”
1. Host: The Asan Institute for Policy Studies (www.asaninst.org)
2. Title: “New World Disorder”
3. Date and Time: Apr. 30 (Tues.) 09:30 – 21:00, May 1 (Wed.) 09:00 – 20:30
4. Venue: The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul
5. Plenum Agenda
(click on the link below for the updated full program):
6. Related Websites:
The Asan Institute for Policy Studies – http://www.asaninst.org
The Asan Plenum – http://www.asanplenum.org
– Chairman and CEO, The Asia Group
– Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
– Widely credited as being a key architect of the “pivot to Asia”
– Awarded the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award (2013)
– President, National Endowment for Democracy
– Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
– Former chief of CIA’s Korea Branch
– Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations, Stanford University
– Former director of the Policy Planning Staff, U.S. State Department
– Former director for Governance and Development, National Security Council
– Professor, Georgetown University
– Former Director for European Affairs, National Security Council
– Vice President and Secretary General, China Arms Control and Disarmament Association
– Former deputy representative of China to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in the Hague
– Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
– Former director of Asian Affairs, senior director and special assistant to the president, National Security Council
– Senior Advisor, China Reform Forum
– Executive Director, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea
– Senior Advisor and Counselor, Democratic staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
– Former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia
– Dean, Maxwell School, Syracuse University
– Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State (principal deputy to Secretary Clinton)
– Former Deputy National Security Advisor to President Clinton)
For the complete list of participants visit, http://www.asanplenum.org/programme_detail/speakerBiographies.asp