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Korea Economic Institute and East Asia Foundation present

U.S.-Korea Pandemic Cooperation: Secure Supply Chains and Vaccine Collaboration

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Event Date

November 4th 8:00pm - 10:00pm EST

Event Location

Livestreamed via YouTube

Panel 1: U.S.-Korea FDI Promotion and Supply Chain Resilience

John Neuffer
President and CEO
Semiconductor Industry Association
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Choong Yong Ahn
Distinguished Professor
Chung-Ang University Seoul
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Charles Boustany
Counselor
The National Bureau of Asian Research
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Panel 2: U.S.-Korea Collaboration on Global COVID-19 Vaccination

Karin Bok
Director of Pandemic Preparedness and Response
Vaccine Research Center, National Institutes of Health
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Soonman Kwon
President
Korea Health Industry Development Institute
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Baik-Lin Seong
Professor
Yonsei University College of Medicine
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Event Description

At the U.S.-Korea summit in May, the United States and South Korea agreed to deepen cooperation across a range of issues, two of the most significant of which were the development of secure supply chains and COVID-19 vaccines. The pandemic has disrupted global supply chains critical to the world’s economies and the healthcare sector battling COVID-19. As shortages and disruptions in supply chains continue, what practical steps can the United States and South Korea take to strengthen supply chains now and against future crises? With supply chains also playing an important role in vaccine production how can the United States and South Korea best work together on the production and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines?

Please join the Korea Economic Institute and the East Asia Foundation for a discussion on how the United States and South Korea can cooperate on securing supply chains and vaccines to manage the pandemic with experts from business, the health sector, and government.