The Changing Situation on the Korean Peninsula: Challenges for New Presidents in 2017

Korea Economic Institute and Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

1800 K Street, NW Suite 1010, Washington, DC 20006

June 22, 2017, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

 The annual Conference of the International Council on Korean Studies will be hosted at the Korea Economic Institute with the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea. 

 Participants are encouraged to RSVP here.

 

Conference Schedule

8:00 am | Registration 

 

8:45 - 9:00 am | Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr., President, International Council of Korean Studies and Angelo State University
  • Honorable Donald Manzullo, President, Korea Economic Institute of America
  • Mr. Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

 

09:00 - 11:45 AM | Panel I: Human Rights in North Korea

Moderator: Mr. Christopher J. Griffin, Executive Director, Foreign Policy Initiative

Papers:

  • "The North Korean Gulag Humanitarian Crisis: A Military Perspective," Mr. Robert Collins, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea
  • "U.S. Policy on North Korean Human Rights: The Way Forward," Ms. Roberta Cohen, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea
  • “Overseas North Korean Laborers," Mr. Greg Scarlatoiu, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

Discussants:

  • Dr. Steve Noerper, Korea Society and Columbia University
  • Mr. David Chulwoo Lee, Korean-American Public Affairs Committee
  • Dr. Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., Angelo State University
     

12:00 - 1:45 PM | Luncheon and Luncheon Speech

Sponsored by the Korea Economic Institute of America

General John H. Tilelli, Jr., USA (Retired), Co-Chairman, Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies (U.S. Council), Introduced by Dr. Bruce E. Bechtol Jr.

 

2:00 - 3:45 PM | Panel II: Prospects for Korea’s Economy

Moderator: Dr. Anthony Bartl, Angelo State University

Papers:

  • "Population Prospects for the ROK to 2040: Impending Changes and Their Implications," Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt, American Enterprise Institute
  • "THAAD and Economic Relations with China," Mr. Troy Stangarone, Korea Economic Institute of America
  • “The Strategic Case for Korea to Join the ‘TPP 11," Mr. Kyle Ferrier, Korea Economic Institute of America

Discussants:

  • Mr. William Brown, Korea Economic Institute of America
  • Mr. David Maxwell, Georgetown University
  • Mr. William Newcomb, Former UN Security Council Panel, DPRK, Panel of Experts

 

3:45 - 4:00 PM | Coffee Break

 

4:00 – 5:45 PM | Panel III: Korea and Major Powers: The Quest for Peace and Security

Moderator: Dr. Jai Poong Ryu, Professor Emeritus, Loyola University Maryland and President, One Korea Foundation

Papers:

  • "China and the Korean Peninsula," Mr. Gordon G. Chang, Forbes.com
  • "Japan’s Role in North Korean Security Issues," Mr. James Durand, International Council of Korean Studies
  • "The United States and the Korean Peninsula," Mr. James Kendall, Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Discussants:

  • Dr. Andrew Scobell, Rand
  • Dr. Douglass Streusand, Marine Corps University
  • Mr. George Hutchinson, George Mason University

 

5:45 – 6:00 PM | Closing Remarks

  • Dr. Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr., President, International Council of Korean Studies and Angelo State University
  • Honorable Donald Manzullo, President, Korea Economic Institute of America
  • Mr. Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

 

6:00 PM | End of the Conference

View Original Invitation.