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KEI Spotlight

AAS Conference in Toronto, Canada

March 20, 2012

March 15-17, 2012 – The Korea Economic Institute proudly hosted four panels at the 2012 Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada.  Leading policy experts, political scientists, sociologists and economists talked about the current status and future of the Korean peninsula and regional security, economy, foreign affairs, and sociological change. 


The panels presented were as follows:

Sociological Processes and Regional Community Formation Incorporating South Korea
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Civic Ballroom North

     South Korean National Identity Gaps with China and Japan
     Gilbert Rozman, Princeton University                     

     Lacking Trust between Nations: South Korea’s Security Relations with Japan and China
     Leif-Eric Easley, Ewha University 

     Inter-group Conflicts in Beijing’s Koreatown
     Sharon Yoon, Princeton University                 

     Moderator: Jaeeun Kim, Princeton University

Security Challenges and the Changing Balance on the Korean Peninsula
Date: Friday, March 16, 2012
Time: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Location: Civic Ballroom North

     The View from China
     Andrew Scobell, RAND Corporation                       

     The View from Russia  
     Stephen Blank, U.S. Army War College                   

     Japanese Security Strategy and the Korean Peninsula
Narushige Michishita, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan          

     The View from South Korea
     Taeho Kim, Hallym University                                  

     Moderator: Abraham Kim, Vice President, KEI

TPP or ASEAN+3: Alternative Plans for Asian Regionalism and Free Trade Pacts
Date: Friday, March 16, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: Civic Ballroom North

     TPP and the U.S. Approach to Asia-Pacific Trade
     Edward Lincoln, George Washington University                    

     South Korea: Which Way Will It Go on Asian Integration?
     Hyung-Gon Jeong, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)

     Asian and Trans-Pacific Tracks of Economic Integration in the Asia Pacific
     Peter Petri, Brandeis University                                     

     Moderator: Troy Stangarone, Senior Director for Congressional Affairs and Trade, KEI

Political Change in 2010-12 and Regional Cooperation Centered on the Korean Peninsula
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012
Tim: 2:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Location: Civic Ballroom North

    South Korean Politics and China   
     Jae Ho Chung, Seoul National University                                             

     North Korean Politics and China
     Jack Pritchard, President, KEI and Gordon Flake, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation               

     Chinese Politics and the Korean Peninsula
     See-won Byun, George Washington University                                            

     Moderator: Nicholas Hamisevicz, Director of Research and Academic Affairs, KEI


The papers presented will be available shortly. Until then, please click on the presentation title to watch the video recording of the panel!

Until then, feel free to see photos from the event at KEI's Flickr.