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Korea Economic Institute of America Presents:

Opinion Leaders Seminar

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Event Date

July 16th 12:00pm - 12:00am EST

Event Description

The Korea Institute for International Economic Policy and the Korea Economic Institute invite you to attend the seventh annual Opinion Leaders Seminar on U.S.-Korea relations, which will be held July 16–18 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The purpose of these seminars is to conduct a thorough off-the-record discussion of the major issues affecting this important relationship. We expect approximately 15 distinguished Korean officials and private sector experts in foreign policy or economic policy and an equal number of distinguished Americans to participate in the seminar.

The seminar will begin on the evening of July 16 with a reception and dinner aboard a chartered boat for a scenic tour of the Potomac. Spouses of participants are also invited to the dinner cruise.

There will be three sessions, of two and one-half hours each—on the morning and afternoon of July 17, and the morning of July 18. There will be a working luncheon with a speaker on July 17 at which the food crisis in North Korea will be discussed. Plans for dinner on July 17 have not yet been determined.

The seminar will discuss the following major topics, with more specific subtopics to be identified depending on future developments.
Session 1: U.S.-ROK Alliance: Broadening of the Alliance; and Role of the Alliance as a Security Mechanism for the Asian Region

Session 2: Political/Security Issues: North Korea: Peace & Security in East Asia; and North-South Economic Cooperation

Session 3: Economic Policies of the Lee Myung-bak Administration and Future Economic Development of North Korea; The KORUS FTA; and Other Means of Strengthening U.S.-ROK Economic Relations.

We hope you will be able to join us. If you do plan to attend, please complete the attached registration form, and email to Sarah Howe:


Chae WookCharles L. (Jack) Pritchard
Korea Institute of International Korea Economic Institute
Economic Policy

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