South Korea Events

Webcast

Assessing Threats Facing the U.S.-Korea Alliance

June 18, 2014 // 12:10pm6:00pm
Asia Program
The dynamism of Asian markets, China’s rise, and Japan’s quest to become a normal state, play key roles in determining the future of the US-ROK alliance. At the same time, U.S. perception of China’s growing influence differs from that of Korea’s. Similarly, Washington does not see eye-to-eye with Seoul over changes in Japan’s policies. While the bilateral alliance remains strongest in dealing with North Korea, the two allies also have different views on dealing with this challenge.

Gamers: Athletes for the Next Generation

May 07, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Is someone who plays a computer game really an athlete? According to the State Department, they are.

Russia in East Asia: History, Migration, and Contemporary Policy

May 05, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
Kennan Institute
This talk explores Russia’s ties with East Asia through the lens of migration and policy. Russia spans the Eurasian continent, yet its historic and present connections with East Asia are often forgotten. At the turn of the 20th century, thousands of Asian migrants arrived in the Russian Far East, spurring fears of a “yellow peril.” A century later, the recent influx of new Asian migrants to Russia has generated similar sentiments. The talk discusses Asian migration in the context of cross-regional attempts to strengthen trade ties and diplomatic relations in the 21st century.
Podcast

Weighing the "Rebalance": Obama in Asia

April 28, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
Asia Program
President Barack Obama embarked this week on a tour of Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines with the goal of convincing those nations and others in Asia that the U.S. remains focused on the region. In this Ground Truth Briefing conference call three experts on the ground in Tokyo, Seoul and Manila discuss the President's trip.
Podcast

Media Briefing: Obama in East Asia

April 18, 2014 // 9:30am10:00am
Asia Program
Wilson Center Experts on East Asia Preview President Obama's Trip to Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and Malaysia

The Two Koreas and the Question of National Reunification, 1953-1960

April 11, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
North Korea International Documentation Project
This panel will explore the positions of the two Korea’s on the question of national reunification after the 1953 Korean War armistice until 1960, when Syngman Rhee was forced from power.

Overcoming History's Hurdles: Rising Above the Challenges Facing Relations Between Japan, Korea, and China

April 02, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Asia Program
Relations between three of Asia’s biggest economies are at their lowest in decades, as growing nationalistic fervor overwhelms multiple common challenges facing Seoul, Tokyo, and Beijing. Why are the three governments stumbling in history’s hurdles?

South Korea's Trilateral Partnership with the U.S. and Japan

March 26, 2014 // 3:30pm5:00pm
North Korea International Documentation Project
Former National Assemblyman Dr. Jin Park asks, as South Korea under President Park Geun-hye aims to harmonize relations with China, reset its relationship with Japan, and build trust with North Korea to prepare for the national unification, what are the lessons from the Park Chung Hee era?

North Korea after Jang Sung Taek and the Outlook for Inter-Korean Relations

February 28, 2014 // 3:30pm5:00pm
North Korea International Documentation Project
The purge and execution of Jang Sung Taek was caused by the combination of a struggle over economic interests and political power as well as shortcomings of the Military-first System. While it is too early to determine what the consequences of Jang’s execution are in terms of the political stability and future policy directions of the Kim Jong Un regime, this panel will explore some possibilities, particularly in terms of inter-Korean relations.
Podcast

A "Normal" Japan? Comparisons with South Korea, China, and ASEAN

January 29, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
This event has been rescheduled. Changes in Japanese foreign policy over the past two decades have led to a rise in the concept of a “normal” Japan. What constitutes a normal state, however, has led to confusion.

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