Past Events


On October 17, 2018, the Asan Institute for Policy Studies and the Woodrow Wilson Center brought together renowned policy experts and decision makers from the Republic of Korea and the United States. They discussed the prospects for peace with North Korea and the state of the ROK-U.S. Alliance, which marks the 65th anniversary.

Under the main title “Lasting Peace? Prospects for Peace on the Korean Peninsula and the State of the ROK-U.S. Alliance 65 Years after the Armistice Agreement”, panelists presented their own analysis on the state of the ROK-U.S. Alliance and exchanged their insights about the present and future Korean Peninsula.

After Dr. Hahm Chaibong, president of the Asan Institute and Congresswoman Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO of the Wilson Center’s remarks, Amb. Harry Harris, Ambassador of the United States to the Republic of Korea delivered a keynote address. During his speech, Amb. Harris mentioned that the ROK-U.S. Alliance serves as the foundation for peace and security not just on the Korean Peninsula, but also throughout the region. Amb. Harris also mentioned the importance of raising a common voice between the Republic of Korea and the United States in dealing with North Korea. By doing so, he emphasized two countries “can turn the commitments that were made in Panmunjeom, Pyeongyang, and Singapore into reality.” (Attachment: Amb. Harry Harris’s speech)

Ms. Jane Perlez from The New York Times moderated the first session titled, “The Alliance and Geopolitics in Northeast Asia.” Dr. Choi Kang, Vice President of the Asan Institute, Lt. Gen. Wayne D. Eyre, Deputy Commander of the United Nations Command, Amb. Thomas C. Hubbard, Chairman of the board at the Korea Society and former U.S. Ambassador to Korea, and Dr. Kim Sung-han, Professor at the Korea University participated as panelists.

Mr. Jonathan Cheng from The Wall Street Journal moderated the second session titled, “North Korea and Prospects for Peace.” Amb. Chun Yungwoo, former national security advisor, Ms. Jean Lee, Director for Hyundai Motor-KF Center for Korean History and Public Policy at Wilson Center, Dr. Shin Beomchul, senior fellow at the Asan Institute, and Amb. Joseph Yun, senior adviser to the Asia Program at the United States Institute of Peace participated as panelists.

Date / Time: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 / 09:00 – 12:00
Venue: 1st Floor, Auditorium, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies