Security Issues on the Korean Peninsula: Challenges for the ROK-US Alliance in 2018

International Council on Korean Studies, KEI, and HRNK

KEI, 1800 K Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 2006

May 17, 2018, 8:45 am to 6:00 pm

The Annual Conference of the International Council on Korean Studies will take place at the Korea Economic Institute in partnership with HRNK, featuring paper presentations on Human Rights in North Korea, Prospects for Korea's Economy, and Korea Troop Deployment to the Vietnam War.

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Program

08:00 AM  |  Registration


08:45 - 09:00 AM  |  Opening Remarks

Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr., President, International Council of Korean Studies and Angelo State University

Donald Manzullo, President, Korea Economic Institute of America

Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea


09:00 - 09:10 AM  |  Welcoming Remarks

 Jai P. Ryu, Professor Emeritus, Loyola University Maryland and, President, One Korea Foundation


09:10 - 11:45 AM  |  Panel I: Human Rights in North Korea

Moderator:

Doug Streusand, Marine Corps Command and Staff College

Papers:

"Prison Camps in North Korea"
Briana Martinez, Angelo State University
 
"South Korea’s Role in Fighting for Human Rights in the DPRK"
George Hutchinson, George Mason University
 
“Human Rights in North Korea and the new Presidency in Seoul”
Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director, HRNK

Discussants:

Gordon Chang, Daily Beast
Chuck Downs, Retired Department of Defense


12:00 - 1:45 PM |  Luncheon and Luncheon Speech
Sponsored by the Korea Economic Institute of America

“Korean Peninsula Issues”
Lieutenant General Raymond Ayres, USMC (RET), Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies


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

Moderator:

Donald Manzullo, President, Korea Economic Institute of America

 Papers:

“The Economic Value of the U.S.-Korea Alliance”
Kyle Ferrier, Korea Economic Institute of America

 “Economic Tensions in U.S.-South Korea Relations”
Troy Stangarone, Korea Economic Institute of America
 
"Chances for North-South Economic Initiatives?”
William Brown, Non-Resident Fellow at the Korea Economic Institute of America

Discussants

Eui-Gak Hwang, Professor Emeritus, Korea University
David Maxwell, Institute of World Politics


3:45 - 4:00 PM  |  Coffee Break


4:00 – 5:45 PM  |  Panel III: Anniversary of Korea’s Troop Deployment to Vietnam War

 Moderator:

Lt. General Raymond Ayres, USMC (RET)
Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies

Papers:

“Casualties of War: The Legacy of South Korean Participation in the Vietnam Conflict”
Christos Frentzos, Professor, Austin Peay State University
 
"Operational Overview of the Koreans in Vietnam"
James Durand, International Council on Korean Studies
 
"Recollections of the Blue Dragons"
Thomas Petri, 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Vietnam, 1967-68

Discussants:

Larry Hufford, Saint Mary’s University
Bruce Bechtol, Angelo State University 
William Newcomb, C4ADS


5:45 – 6:00 PM  |  Closing Remarks

Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr.

Donald Manzullo

Greg Scarlatoiu 


6:00 PM  |  End of the Conference

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