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ICKS Annual Conference 2019
Date and Time:
June 04, 2019 08:45 am ~ June 04, 2019 05:00 pm
Location:
Korea Economic Institute of America (1800 K Street NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20006)
Speakers:
General Byung Kwan Kim, General John H. Tilelli, Jr., Dr. Bruce E. Bechtol, Mr. Greg Scarlatoiu, Mr. Troy Stangarone, General & Dr. Jae Chang Kim, Dr. Ihn-hwi Park, Mr. Kyle Ferrier, Dr. Il Hwa Jung, Mr. Stephen E. Biegun, Mr. David Maxwell, Mr. James Durand, Mr. Gordon Chang, Dr. Nam-Sung Huh, Mr. William Newcomb, Lt. General Kap Jin Lee, Dr. Sukjoon Yoon, Mr. George Hutchinson, Dr. Taewoo Kim, Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt, Dr. Jaekap Ryoo
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The Annual Conference of the International Council on Korean Studies and the Council on Korea-U.S. Security Studies jointly with The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK), Seoul National University Alumni Group, the Korea Economic Institute of America, and the One Korea Foundation cordially invite you to:

ICKS Annual Conference:
Security Challenges on the Korean Peninsula in 2019: Prospects for Peace and Stability

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Korea Economic Institute of America
1800 K Street NW
3rd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006


8:15 a.m. - Registration

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. - Opening Remarks

Speakers:
General Byung Kwan Kim, ROKA (Retired), Co-Chairman, Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies (ROK Council)

General John H. Tilelli, Jr., USA (Retired), Co-Chairman, Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies (U.S. Council)

Dr. Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr., President, International Council of Korean Studies and Angelo State University

Mr. Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

Mr. Troy Stangarone, Korea Economic Institute

9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. - Panel I. North and South Korea: Economic Reconciliation?
Moderator:
General & Dr. Jae Chang Kim, ROKA (Retired)

Papers:
“Sanctions, Inter-Korean Relations and North Korea's Denuclearization," Dr. Ihn-hwi Park, Ehwa Womans University

“The North Korean Economic System: Challenges and Issues," Mr. Kyle Ferrier, Korea Economic Institute of America

"Economic Challenges in the ROK-US Alliance," Mr. Troy Stangarone, Korea Economic Institute of America

Discussants:
Dr. Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr., Angelo State University and ICKS
Dr. Il Hwa Jung, Council on Korea-U.S. Security Studies

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. - Luncheon and Luncheon Speech
“Security and Unification Issues on the Korean Peninsula," Mr. Stephen E. Biegun, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea, U.S. Department of State
 
Introduced by General John H. Tilelli, Jr., USA (Retired), Co-Chairman, Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies (U.S. Council)

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Panel II: Four Power Relations on the Korean Peninsula
Moderator:
Mr. David Maxwell, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Papers:
"Japan’s Role in Korean Security Issues," Mr. James Durand, International Council on Korean Studies

"China’s Role in Inter-Korea Relations," Mr. Gordon Chang, Forbes.com

“North Korea and Regional Security," Dr. Nam-Sung Huh, Korea Institute for Military Affairs

Discussants:
William Newcomb, former member, UN Panel of Experts
Lt. General Kap Jin Lee, ROK Marine Corps (Retired)
Dr. Sukjoon Yoon, Captain, ROK Navy (Retired), KIMA

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Panel III:  Human Rights and the Future of the Korean Peninsula
Moderator:
General John H. Tilelli, Jr., USA (Retired), Co-Chairman, Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies (U.S. Council)

Papers:
"The Future of Human Rights in North Korea," Mr. George Hutchinson, International Council on Korean Studies

"Tying Human Rights to US-NK-ROK Negotiations," Mr. Greg Scarlatoiu, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

"The ROK-US Alliance and Human Rights," Dr. Taewoo Kim, Council on Korea-U.S. Security Studies

Discussants:
Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt, American Enterprise Institute 
Dr. Jaekap Ryoo, Council on Korea-U.S. Security Studies

5:00 p.m. - End of the Conference

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