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Donald Manzullo

Former President
Korea Economic Institute of America
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Former Congressman Donald Manzullo was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Korea Economic Institute of America from 2013 to 2018. He is currently an adjunct Instructor of Political Science, Foreign Affairs and History at Rockford University, Rockford, Illinois. He is also a Senior Policy Advisor and Assistant Director at Rockford University’s Institute of World Affairs and Trade.   

For 20 years, Congressman Manzullo represented the 16th District of Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving on the Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, and Small Business Committees. For six years, he served as Chairman of the House Small Business Committee and for another six years, he served as the top Republican on the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, including chairing this pivotal subcommittee during his last two years in the House. Mr. Manzullo also served on two other subcommittees dealing with international economic, trade, and monetary policy.

Mr. Manzullo was a Commissioner on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, which monitors China’s human rights practices. He was a member of the House Task Force on the Hong Kong Transition. He served as Chairman of the Canada-US Inter-parliamentary Group and the US-China Inter-parliamentary Exchange. He was a participant in the US-Japan-Korea, the US-Mexican, and the US-European inter-parliamentary exchanges.

Congressman Manzullo co-founded and co-chaired the bipartisan House Manufacturing Caucus and also served as a co-chair of the House Automotive Caucus. In Congress, Manzullo spent a significant amount of his time on manufacturing issues. After he left Congress in 2013, he was appointed by the Comptroller General of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) as one of thirty experts in the field of manufacturing to study and issue a report titled 3D Printing: Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Implications of Additive Manufacturing.

Prior to his congressional service, Mr. Manzullo practiced law in Illinois. He holds a Juris Doctor from Marquette University (1970) as well as a B.A. from the School of Government and Public Administration of American University (1967).

By Donald Manzullo For several years, China has been claiming ownership of most of the South China Sea, using what it calls the “Nine Dash” line. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) claims it inherited this area from the Koumintang government, identified by nine dashes that outline and encompass 1.4 million square miles including several hundred…

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Region: Asia

June 18, 2018

By Donald Manzullo After a year of exchanging insults and threats, the United States and North Korea have decided to work towards a different future. Much could still go wrong, and much remains to be done, but in Singapore Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un laid out an aspiration for a better relationship between the United…

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June 12, 2018

By Donald Manzullo Did any real progress come out of the April 27 summit meeting between President Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un? Optimists will say “yes”: the two sides dramatically agreed to formally end the Korean War and to declare a new era of peace on the Korean Peninsula. Pessimists will say “no”: the Panmunjom…

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Region: Asia

April 27, 2018

By Donald Manzullo Today U.S. President Donald Trump made an important and necessary step forward in dealing with North Korea by putting the country back on the U.S. State Department’s list of State Sponsors of Terrorism (SST). North Korea now sits with Sudan, Syria and Iran as countries that the U.S. considers to have “repeatedly…

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Region: Asia

November 20, 2017