[San Antonio] North Korea: Challenges and Opportunities Conference

 
Date & Time: 
Wed, 03/01/2017 - 8:00am - 4:00pm
[San Antonio] North Korea: Challenges and Opportunities Conference
Location: 
St. Mary's University
University Center, Conference Room A
San Antonio, TX
Description: 

 

North Korea: Challenges and Opportunities Conference

Join St. Mary’s University for the North Korea: Challenges and Opportunities conference featuring experts from around the globe. The program will delve into timely issues about North Korea’s military, international community, engagement and diplomacy.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
St. Mary’s University
University Center, Conference Room A

Reception to follow

Registration Fee
$10 students
$25 general admission

The registration fee covers admission to the conference and the reception to follow, continental breakfast, refreshments and lunch.

Registration is required. You can register today by completing the registration form below.

Schedule of Events

8 to 9:15 a.m. – Conference Check-in

9:15 to 9:25 a.m. – Program Begins

Welcome Remarks
Tom Mengler, J.D.
President, St. Mary’s University

Introduction
Larry Hufford, Ph.D.
Chair and Graduate Program Director of the Department of International Relations and Professor of Political Science, St. Mary’s University

9:25 to 11 a.m. – Panel 1: North Korea’s Military

Each presentation will be followed by a conversation with panel discussants.
Panel Introduction by Moderator
Mark Tokola
Vice President, Korea Economic Institute of America

Presentation: The North Korean Military Threat
General John Tilelli
Former Commander, United States Forces Korea

Presentation: North Korean Proliferation
Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science, Angelo State University

Discussants:
Thomas J. Bellows, Ph.D.
Full Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio

William Taylor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Security Studies, Angelo State University

11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. – Prayer and Lunch

Prayer

Lunch
Attendees may eat lunch during the keynote presentation.

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. – Keynote Presentation

Keynote Introduction by Moderator
Seongbae Lim, Ph.D.
Full Professor of Information Systems and Chair of the Department of Finance and Quantitative Management, St. Mary’s University

Keynote Presentation: Alternate Strategies for Peaceful Regime Evolution in North Korea
Min Cho, Ph.D.
President of Peace Academy, Peace Foundation

Keynote Q&A Session

1:45 to 1 p.m. – Break

1 to 2:30 p.m. – Panel 2: North Korea and the International Community

Each presentation will be followed by a conversation with panel discussants.
Panel Introduction by Moderator
Ambassador Thomas Hart Armbruster (M.A. ’03)
Former Ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, U.S. Department of State

Presentation: The North Korean Human Rights Conundrum
Greg Scarlatoiu
Executive Director, The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

Presentation: Sanctions Regimes and North Korea
William Newcomb (M.A. ’67)
Former United Nations Official, United Nations Security Council

Discussants: 
Troy Stangarone
Senior Director of Congressional Affairs and Trade, Korea Economic Institute

Anthony Bartl, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Angelo State University

2:30 to 2:45 p.m. – Break

2:45 TO 4:15 p.m. – Panel 3: Engagement and Diplomacy

Panel Introduction by Moderator
Seongbae Lim, Ph.D.

Presentation: The American North Korea Engagement Strategy
Keith Luse
Executive Director, National Committee on North Korea

Presentation: Engagement, Diplomacy, and North Korea’s Neighbors
Chris Griffin
Executive Director, Foreign Policy Initiative

Discussants: 
Rosa Park
Director of Programs and Editor, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

Stephen Noerper, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Korea Society
Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University
Fellow, Pacific Forum CSIS and Weatherhead East Asia Institute

Closing Remarks
Larry Hufford, Ph.D.

4:15 to 5:30 p.m. – Reception

 

To RSVP, please click here

 

Parking

Attendees will be emailed a parking pass after registering for the event and will be assigned to park in Lot D.

For more information, contact Kathleen Worthington at 210-436-3111 or kworthington@stmarytx.edu.

This event is sponsored by St. Mary’s University, Institute for the Study of Asian Development; Angelo State University; Korea Economic Institute; and The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea.