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Korea Economic Institute of America Presents:

The Annual Conference of the International Council on Korean Studies

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Event Date

April 17th 12:00pm - 12:00am EST

Event Description

The International Council on Korean Studies (ICKS or Gukje Hanguk Hakhoi) was founded in March 1996 as a non-profit and non-partisan organization dedicated to the advancement of Korean Studies and related academic and professional activities in the United States as well as abroad through conferences, publications, and other relevant activities.  The Council aims to promote awareness of Korean affairs, Korean heritage, and issues of Korean reunification.  The Council aims to help Korean-Americans learn about their unique problems and provides potential solutions, encouraging them to further integrate into American society.  The Council holds annual conferences and publishes the International Journal of Korean Studies (IJKS) twice a year.  Annual conference programs and all IJKS issues have been posted on ICKS website at www.icks.org.

Please see the schedule for the discussion below. Registration is closed.

The Changing Situation on The Korean Peninsula: Issues and Opportunities

8:45-9:00am Opening Remarks

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

The Honorable Donald A. Manzullo
President & CEO, The Korea Economic Institute of America

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

9:00-11:45am Panel I: Human Rights in North Korea

Presenters:

Mr. Robert Collins
Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

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

Ms. Roberta Cohen
Brookings Institution

Discussants:

Dr. Amanda Mortwedt Oh
Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

Dr. Soon Paik
Board Member, International Council on Korean Studies

Moderator:

Mr. Greg Scarlatoiu
Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

12:00-1:45pm Luncheon: Security Issues on the Korean Peninsula

General John H. Tilelli, Jr
Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies

Please note that this portion of the program will not be live-streamed and will not be recorded.

2:00-3:34pm Panel II: Korea and Major Powers: The Quest for Peace and Security

Presenters: 

Mr. Gordon G. Chang
Forbes.com

Dr. Hong Kim
West Virginia University

Mr. David Maxwell
Georgetown University

Discussants:

Dr. Jong O. Ra
Hollins University and Virginia Tech

Dr. Hugo W. Kim
Washington Baptist University and ICKS

Moderator:

Dr. Jai P. Ryu
Loyola University Maryland & One Korea Foundation

4:00-5:45pm Panel III: Future Shape of Korea's Economy

Presenters:

Mr. Richard Katz
The Oriental Economist Report

Mr. Troy Stangarone
Korea Economic Insitute of America

Dr. Claude Barfield
American Enterprise Institute

Discussants:

Dr. Richard T. Shin
The Economist, Inc. & ICKS

Dr. Joshua Meltzer
The Brooking Institution

Moderator:

The Honorable Donald A. Manzullo
The Korea Economic Institute of America

5:45-6:00pm Closing Remarks

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

The Honorable Donald A. Manzullo
The Korea Economic Institute of America

Mr. Greg Scarlatoiu
Committee for Human Rights in North Korea