Korea Club | Facing North: Managing North Korea's Military Challenge

Date & Time: 
Wed, 09/13/2017 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

 Korea Club

Wednesday |  September 13, 2017


6:30 pm – 9:00 pm


 Facing North:

Managing North Korea's Military Challenge


Guest Speaker:


Gen. In-Bum Chun (ROK, Ret)

Visiting Scholar, U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS

Visiting Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy, Brookings Institution


 Woo Lae Oak Korean Restaurant

8240 Leesburg Pike

Vienna, VA 22182


Dear Colleague:

You are invited to attend a meeting of the Korea Club on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. The event will feature Gen. In-Bum Chun, who will give a presentation entitled, "Facing North: Managing North Korea's Military Challenge."

Lieutenant General In-Bum Chun (ROK, Ret)is a Visiting Scholar at U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS and Visiting Fellow at the Center for East Asia Policy Studies of the Brookings Institution after his retirement from 35 years of active duty in July2016. His past positions include the chief of the Election Support Branch, Civil Military Affairs/Strategic Operations Directorate of the multinational forces in Iraq, the director of U.S. affairs at the Korean Ministry of National Defense, deputy assistant chief of staff of operations for the US-ROK Combined Forces Command, the commander of the ROK Special Warfare Command, and the deputy commander for the First ROK Army. As one of the most decorated officers in ROK military history, his awards include three U.S. Legions of Merit, a U.S. Bronze Star Medal and the first Korean and third Asian to receive the USSOCOM Medal.


The reception will begin at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner at 7:00 pm, and the speaker’s presentation and Q & A session. The program will conclude at 9:00 pm. The cost of the dinner is $25.00, payable at the door by either check or cash.

RSVP is required for this program. Seating is limited. To register for this program or for further questions, please e-mail your confirmation to Sang Kim, Director of Public Affairs, at sk@keia.org.


The evening program will be held at Woo Lae Oak Korean restaurant in Tysons Corner—see address above. The program will start at 6:30 pm with a cash bar, set up inside the Korea Club conference room on the 1st floor of the restaurant. For more information on Woo Lae Oak, please take a few minutes to visit the restaurant’s website:  http://www.woolaeoak.com.


Woo Lae Oak is conveniently located in the heart of Tysons Corner. If you need assistance locating the restaurant, please call the restaurant (703-827-7300). Ample free parking is available in the restaurant’s multi-story parking garage.


Silver Line stop at Greensboro Metro Station. The restaurant is located just south of Greensboro Metro Station. Upon arriving at Greensboro Metro Station, please exit using the West Entrance Exit. For step-by-step directions, please use  http://wmata.com.


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