About the Asan Symposium

“Celebrating Korea-US Relations: 140 Years and Beyond”

From signing the Treaty of Peace, Amity, Commerce and Navigation in 1882 to the Korean War and the signing of the Mutual Defense Treaty in 1953, South Korea and the United States have long stood together as allies and beacons of freedom and democracy for the world. Together, these two countries serve as the foundation for regional stability and global order. Looking ahead, the two countries have an opportunity to forge a more comprehensive, future-oriented partnership and deepen their ties in areas such as global health, emerging technologies, and climate change. This meeting will explore not only what South Korea and the United States have accomplished in the last 140 years but also what more we can accomplish as we look ahead.  This meeting is designed to address these issues and more.