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KEI Spotlight

Univ. of British Columbia and William & Mary

November 9, 2011

October 19-20, 2011 – KEI's Nicholas Hamisevivz faciliated the Six Party Talks Simulations for 20 students at the University of British Columbia. Upon the completion of this event, 2,873 people had participated in the KEI Six Party Talks!


November 4, 2011 – KEI's Troy Stangarone and Nicholas Hamisevicz traveled to the College of William and Mary in Virginia to co-host an event with William and Mary's Government department. The conference, which focused on Korea and Northeast Asia, had a wide range of panelists including Korea Economic Institute's Troy Stangarone and Nicholas Hamisevicz; Stephen Hanson, William and Mary vice provost for international affairs and the director of the Wendy and Emery Reves Center for International Studies; Dr. Lawrence Scheinman, distinguished professor at the Monterey Institute of International Affairs; Dr. Babina Hwang of Georgetown University; and Scott Snyder, senior fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C.

The two panels that day were entitled, "Nuclear Energy in post-Fukushima Asia" and “Korea, the United States, and the World.”


The panels included the following speakers and discussion points:

Panel I  Nuclear Energy and Geostrategic issues in Post-Fukushima Asia

–Nuclear energy in Japan, China and South Korea – Dr. Lawrence Scheinman, Distinguished Professor, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

–Sino-Japanese-Korea Relationship – Dr. Balbina Hwang, Visiting Professor, Georgetown University

Moderator: T.J. Cheng, William and Mary

Panel II  The Republic of Korea, the United States and the World

ROK on the world stage: G-20, Korea’s foreign policy in the past few years – Scott Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Korea-US Free trade agreement; other important South Korea trade agreements; and ROK trade policy – Troy Stangarone, Senior Director of Congressional Affairs and Trade, Korea Economic Institute

Moderator: Nicholas Hamisevicz, Director of Research and Academic Affairs, Korea Economic Institute


The panel discussions drew in around 115 students with interests in the topics.

Following the two sessions, Nicholas Hamisevicz led an internship and career session  for approximately 40 students.