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Album Title: The Annual Conference of ICKS: THE CHANGING SITUATION ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA: CHALLENGES FOR NEW PRESIDENTS IN 2017
Date: June 22, 2017
Location: KEI 1800 K Street Northwest Suite 1010, Washington, DC 20006
Description:

THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF

THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL ON KOREAN STUDIES

jointly with

COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NORTH KOREA AND

KOREA ECONOMIC INSTITUTE OF AMERICA

 

THE CHANGING SITUATION ON

THE KOREAN PENINSULA:

CHALLENGES FOR NEW PRESIDENTS IN 2017

 

June 22, 2017, Thursday

Korea Economic Institute of America

1800 K Street, NW Suite 1010, Washington, DC 20006

 

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Conference Schedule:

8:00 AM

Registration

8:459:00 AM

Opening Remarks


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

Honorable Donald Manzullo, President
Korea Economic Institute of America

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

9:0011:45 AM

Panel I: Human Rights in North Korea


Moderator:

Mr. Christopher J. Griffin
Executive Director, Foreign Policy Initiative

Papers:

"The North Korean Gulag Humanitarian Crisis: A Military Perspective"
Mr. Robert Collins, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

"The North Korean Gulag and International Humanitarian Action: A Human Rights Perspective"
Ms. Roberta Cohen, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea 

“Overseas North Korean Laborers”
Mr. Greg Scarlatoiu, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

Discussants:

Dr. Steve Noerper, Korea Society and Columbia University

Mr. David Chulwoo Lee, Korean-American Public Affairs Committee

Dr. Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., Angelo State University
 
12:001:45 PM

Luncheon and Luncheon Speech


Sponsored by the Korea Economic Institute of America

“Topic to be announced”
General John H. Tilelli, Jr., USA (Retired), Co-Chairman
Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies (U.S. Council) 

Introduced by Dr. Bruce E. Bechtol Jr.

2:00 - 3:45 PM

Panel II: Prospects for Korea’s Economy 


Moderator:

Dr. Anthony Bartl, Angelo State University

 Papers:

"Population Prospects for the ROK to 2040: Impending Changes and Their Implications"
Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt, American Enterprise Institute

"THAAD and Economic Relations with China"
Mr. Troy Stangarone, Korea Economic Institute of America

“The Strategic Case for Korea to Join the ‘TPP 11”
Mr. Kyle Ferrier, Korea Economic Institute of America

Discussants:

Mr. William Brown, Korea Economic Institute of America

Mr. David Maxwell, Georgetown University

Mr. William Newcomb, Former UN Security Council Panel, DPRK, Panel of Experts

3:454:00 PM

Coffee Break 

4:005:45 PM

Panel III: Korea and Major Powers: The Quest for Peace and Security 


 Moderator:

Dr. Jai Poong Ryu, Professor Emeritus, Loyola University Maryland and
President, One Korea Foundation

Papers:

"China and the Korean Peninsula"
Mr. Gordon G. Chang, Forbes.com

"Japan’s Role in North Korean Security Issues"
Mr. James Durand, International Council of Korean Studies 

"The United States and the Korean Peninsula"
Mr. James Kendall, Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Discussants:

Dr. Andrew Scobell, Rand

Dr. Douglass Streusand, Marine Corps University

Mr. George Hutchinson, George Mason University 

5:456:00 PM

Closing Remarks 


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

Honorable Donald Manzullo, President
Korea Economic Institute of America

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

6:00 PM  

End of the Conference

 

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