The Asan Institute for Policy Studies co-hosted a seminar titled, “Managing ROK-US Relations” with The Korea Society on October 23, 2013 at the Korea Society in New York, and subsequently held an independent seminar of the same title on October 25 at the Stimson Center in Washington D.C.
On October 23, the seminar kicked off with welcoming remarks by Mark Minton, President of The Korea Society. In the first session, Dr. Woo Jung-Yeop, Research Fellow at the Asan Institute, delivered a presentation covering Korean public opinion on the ROK-U.S. alliance. Following Dr. Woo’s presentation, Dr. Choi Kang, Vice President of the Asan Institute, discussed the current state of ROK-U.S. relations. An active discussion on the present and future of the ROK-US relations ensued. In the subsequent session, Dr. Kim Jiyoon, Research Fellow at the Asan Institute, delivered a presentation on fluctuations in Korean domestic politics and the Korean public’s attitudes on unification and national security. Following Dr. Kim’s presentation, Dr. Mo Jongryn, Senior Research Fellow at the Asan Institute, presented on Korea’s role amidst the rapidly changing international order.
The seminar on October 25 at the Stimson Center began with the welcoming remarks by Dr. Choi and was followed by a keynote speech by Kurt Campbell, former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. The first part of the session consisted of a “Conversation with Kurt Campbell,” moderated by Dr. Choi. In the afternoon session, Dr. Mo delivered a presentation titled, “Korea and (the Future of) the Liberal International Order”. Finally, Dr. Kim and Dr. Woo delivered a presentation titled, “Korean Public Opinion on the ROK-US Alliance”.
Mark Minton (The Korea Society)
Scott Snyder (Council on Foreign Relations)
Charles Armstrong (Columbia University)
Stephen Noerper (The Korea Society)
Victor Cha (Center for Strategic and International Studies)
Sheila Smith (Council on Foreign Relations)
Gordon Flake (Mansfield Foundation)
Bruce Klinger (Heritage Foundation)
Choi Kang (The Asan Institute for Policy Studies)
Mo Jongryn (The Asan Institute for Policy Studies)
Kim Jiyoon (The Asan Institute for Policy Studies)
Woo Jung-yeop (The Asan Institute for Policy Studies)
Kang Chungku (The Asan Institute for Policy Studies)
Shawn Seiler (The Asan Institute for Policy Studies)
Lee Hawon (Chosun Ilbo)