-Washington, D.C. Workshop-


“The Korean Peninsula Trust-Building Process and ROK-US Relations”

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Place: Woodrow Wilson Center (Washington, D.C.)
Co-hosted by: Ministry of Unification, the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, and the Wilson Center

The Ministry of Unification of the Republic of Korea, the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, and the Wilson Center will host the next Korea Global Forum Workshop in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Experts from Korea and the U.S. will gather to discuss President Park’s “Korean Peninsula Trust-Building Process” and what this means for ROK-US relations. In particular, the workshop will address the net assessment of and the challenges posed by North Korea.

The Korea Global Forum was established by the Ministry of Unification in 2010 with the mission to raise awareness and promote international discussion on the unification of the Korean Peninsula and pending issues for the region. The overarching theme of this year’s Forum is the Korean Peninsula Trust-Building Process and workshops have been held in various locations, including Tokyo, Beijing, Bangkok, Seoul, and Washington, D.C.

8:30-9:00 -- Registration

9:00-9:15 -- Opening Remarks
Dr. Michael Van Dusen
Lee Duk-Haeng

9:15-10:05 -- Session I: "The Korean Peninsula Trust-Building Process"
Moderator: Choi Kang
Presenter: Lee Duk-Haeng
Discussant: Yoo Ho-Yeol, James Person

10:05-10:15 -- Coffee Break

10:10-11:20 -- Session II: "Net Assessment of North Korea"
Moderator: Bong Youngshik
Presenters: Joel Wit, Lee Duk-Haeng, Yoo Ho-Yeol
Discussants: Choi Kang, James Person

11:25-11:35 -- Coffee Break

11:30-12:40 -- Session III: "How to Deal with North Korea"
Moderator: Choi Kang
Presenters: Chun Chaesung, Scott Snyder
Discussants: Hwang Jaeho, Michael O'Hanlon