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The Second Annual IFES–WWICS Washington Forum “Security and Development on the Korean Peninsula”

November 02, 2011 // 10:00am3:00pm
Event Co-sponsors: 
History and Public Policy Program
Asia Program
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The second annual IFES-WWICS Forum, “Security and Development on the Korean Peninsula,” seeks to bring a broader historical perspective to current issues affecting the Korean peninsula by conveying the importance of deep historical continuities in DPRK policies. The 2011 Forum will feature panels on the role of North Korea’s military-diplomatic campaigns in Pyongyang’s foreign policy and prospects for economic development in North Korea. Within the context of these panels, participants will attempt to identify continuities in North Korea’s military adventurism from its early manifestations in the late 1960s to the most recent hostile acts of 2010. Panelists will also explore North Korea’s historic mistrust of multi-lateral institutions, including the Council for Mutual Economic Cooperation (COMECON), an organization created to facilitate and coordinate the economic development of the former Socialist bloc, and discuss prospects for economic reform and integrating the DPRK into the world economy.

Panelists include Michishita Narushige (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo), Choi Jinwook (Korean Institute for National Unification), Raymond M. Colston, (Office of the Director of National Intelligence), Han Yongsup (Korea National Defense University), Robert Carlin (Stanford University), Nicholas Eberstadt (American Enterprise Institute), and Kim Soohong (Incheon Bridge Corporation), and John Park (United States Institute of Peace). Wilson Center President and CEO Jane Harman and Kyungnam University President Park Jaekyu will deliver opening remarks.

Conference Agenda
RSVPs required to luncheon due to limited seating.   

10:00-10:20               
Opening Session:
Jane Harman, President and CEO, WWICS
Park Jae-Kyu, President, Kyungnam University

10:20-12:00
Panel 1:
Military Adventurism in the Context of North Korea's Foreign Policy
Moderator:
Robert Hathaway,
WWICS
Presenters:
Michishita Narushige, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Choi Jinwook, Korean Institute for National Unification
Raymond M. Colston, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Han Yong-sup, Korean National Defense University

12:00-1:15
Luncheon
Gary Samore,
Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation, and Terrorism         

1:15-3:00
Panel 2: Prospects for Economic Reform in North Korea and International
Development
Moderator:
Ambassador Sun Jounyung, University of North Korean Studies
Presenters:
Robert Carlin, Stanford University
Nicholas Eberstadt, American Enterprise Institute
Kim Soohong, Institute for Korean Development
John Park, United States Institute of Peace 

 

Location: 
6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
 
Event Speakers List: 
  • Jane Harman // Director, President and CEO
  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
    Woodrow Wilson Center
  • Visiting Scholar, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University
  • National Intelligence Manager for Korea, Director of National Intelligence
  • Henry Wendt Scholar in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute
  • Senior Fellow and Director, Center for North Korean Studies, Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU),
  • Joun-Yung Sun // Senior Scholar
    Professor, University of North Korean Studies, Seoul
  • Director and Associate Professor, Security and International Studies Program, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo
  • Vice-President of Korea National Defense University and Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • President of Kyungnam University, former Minister of Unification, and former Chairman of the National Security Council (NSC), Republic of Korea

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Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • James Person // Senior Program Associate
  • Charles Kraus // Program Assistant