Past Events


On September 25, the Asan Institute for Policy Studies and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) co-hosted a strategic dialogue titled, “Foreign Policy in a New Era: The ROK and U.S.”

The strategic dialogue was a historic moment as Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-hwa gave her first public speech in Washington D.C. In her speech, she emphasized the importance of the ROK-U.S. alliance and also argued that a diplomatic solution is the first and foremost preferred approach to solving the North Korean crisis.

Her full speech can be viewed at:

The strategic dialogue also included a moderated discussion between former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Minister Kang. During the expert panel discussion, panelists discussed the ROK-U.S. alliance and how they could manage the North Korean nuclear issue.

Date/Time: Monday, September 25, 2017 / 16:00 – 18:00
Venue: Conference Room (2F), Center for Strategic and International Studies
Participants (in alphabetical order)
: Fmr. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Dr. Victor Cha, Dr. Choi Kang,
Fmr. Assistant Secretary of State Robert Gallucci, Dr. Michael Green,
Dr. Hahm Chaibong, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-hwa, Professor Kim Joonhyung,
Fmr. Ambassador Mark Lippert, Dr. Su Mi Terry
Photo credit: Ariel Zambelich