The U.S.-ROK relationship has evolved from a strategic alliance designed to deter aggression from North Korea into a “comprehensive strategic alliance,” expanding well beyond the security realm. But this broader vision of the alliance is still in development. With the Obama-Park summit postponed due to the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in Korea, the allies now have more time to solidify an agenda that not only reaffirms their strong bilateral relationship, but sets goals for cooperation on hot-button regional and global issues. Join us for a distinguished U.S.-ROK panel discussion on the key issues for the summit agenda and how the allies should address current regional challenges, while further modernizing the alliance to tackle the emerging global threats of the twenty-first century.
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June 30, 2015
With the continued debate of Trade Promotion Authority expected in the House and the prospect for the conclusion of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) approaching, there has been significant discussion of how the KORUS FTA has performed. However, much of this discussion takes place outside the context of those who work with the agreement on a day-to-day basis.
Please join KEI for a timely discussion of the impact of the KORUS FTA and Korea’s prospective entry into the TPP with members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea.
This event will be on the record but recording devices are not permitted at the venue.
June 11, 2015
With President Park Geun-hye's decision to postpone the June 2015 summit meeting to address the current spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea, the June 10th discussion will looked at the situation arising from MERS in South Korea, the future of the alliance, and the prospects for the rescheduled summit meeting.
May 28, 2015
Tami Overby | Senior Vice President for Asia, Evans Revere | Nonresident Senior Fellow
On March 28, 2015, KEI President & CEO Donald Manzullo moderated a panel discussion on economic and political challenges effecting Asia at the inaugural forum of the Rockford University Global Affairs Council in Rockford, Illinois. The panelists included Dr. Jin Park, former Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Unification of the Korean National Assembly; Dr. Gil Rozman, Emeritus Musgrave Professor at Princeton University; and Dr. Roxana Idu, Assistant Professor of Economics at Rockford University. The event was kicked-off with welcoming remarks from the Vice President and Provost of Rockford University, Dr. Steven Siconolfi. The panelists held a wide ranging and vibrant discussion on political and economic relations among China, Korea, Japan, Russia, and the United States and how upheavals in other parts of the world affect Northeast Asia.