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

 
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THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF

THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL ON KOREAN STUDIES

jointly with

KOREA ECONOMIC INSTITUTE OF AMERICA AND

COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NORTH KOREA

present:

 

THE CHANGING SITUATION ON

THE KOREAN PENINSULA:

CHALLENGES FOR NEW PRESIDENTS IN 2017

 

June 22, 2017, Thursday

Korea Economic Institute of America

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

 

Conference Schedule:

 

08:00 AM

Registration

 

08:45 - 09:00 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

 

“Topic to be announced”

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

 

 

*Image Credit to the Flickr pages of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Republic of Korea