Security Challenges on the Korean Peninsula in 2016

 

The Annual Conference
of
The International Council on Korean Studies
and
The Council on Korea-U.S. Security Studies 
Co-sponsored by
Korea Institute for National Unification,
Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy,
The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea,
The Korea Economic Institute of America,
The One Korea Foundation, The Korea Foundation, 
The Hwajong Peace Foundation & Institute 21C for Peace Studies,
The Dong-A Ilbo, and Delta Air Agency, Korea,
The Council on U.S.-Korea Security Studies,
and 
The Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University
Partially funded through generosity of the
Philip and Patricia Bilden Asian Security Studies Fund

June 29-30, 2016
Georgetown University
Copley Formal Lounge, 37th  and O Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

SECURITY CHALLENGES ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA IN 2016:
ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES

June 29, 2016, Wednesday

08:15 AM        Registration
08:45 – 09:15 AM    Opening Remarks

    Speakers    General Jae-Chang 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. Jinwook Choi, President
                Korean Institute for National Unification
            Dr. Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr., President
                International Council of Korean Studies and Angelo State University
            Professor David S. Maxwell, Associate Director,
                Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University

09:15 – 11:15 AM    Panel I. Four Power Relations on the Korean Peninsula

    Moderator    Dr. Seo-Hang Lee, Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy

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

            "Will China Allow North Korea to Collapse?"
            Mr. Gordon Chang, Nuclear Showdown

            "Strength and Consistency: A Key to North Korean Nuke Sanction"         
   Dr. Taewoo Kim, Konyang University

    Discussants    Dr. Andrew Scobell, Senior Fellow, RAND Corporation Washington
            Dr. Ki-Young Sung, Korea Institute for National Unification
            Dr. Daesung Song, Kunkuk University

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM  Luncheon and Luncheon Speech

    Speaker        “Security and Unification Issues on the Korean Peninsula”
            To be announced

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

 

1:00 – 3:00 PM    Panel II: The Political Economy of the Two Koreas

    Moderator    Mr. Robert M. Collins, U.S. Committee for Human Rights for North Korea

    Papers      
 “The North Korean Economic System: Challenges and Issues"
            Mr. Bradley Babson, US-Korea Institute

            “U.S.-Korea Economic Relations and the Next U.S. Administration?”                  
 Mr. Troy Stangarone, Korea Economic Institute of America

     “North Korea and Economic Security”
             Dr. Sang Sin Lee, Korea Institute for National Unification

    Discussants    Dr. Tara O, Pacific Forum CSIS
            Dr. Soon Paik, Washington University of Virginia and ICKS
            Dr. Namsung Huh, Council on Korea-US Security Studies

 

3:00 – 5:00 PM    Panel III:  The US-Korea Security Alliance

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

    Papers     
 "North Korea’s Fourth Nuclear Test and the U.S.-ROK Alliance"
            Mr. Yonho Kim, US-Korea Institute, Johns Hopkins University

            "The ROK-US Alliance and Third Offset Strategy"
            Dr. Patrick M. Cronin and Mr. Seongwon Lee 
             The Center for New American Security

            "North Korea's nuclear Threats and Counter-Strategies?”
            Dr. Samman Chung, Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy

    Discussant    Mr. Mark Tokola, Korea Economic Institute of America
            Dr. Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., Angelo State University
            Dr. Ilhwa Jung, Council on Korea-US Security Studies

June 30, 2016, Thursday

9:30 – 11:30 AM    Panel IV: Korean Unification and Human Rights

    Moderator     Lieutenant General Raymond P. Ayres Jr., USMC (Retired)
            Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies (U.S. Council)

    Papers        
"Romanian Reflections on Korean Unification"
            Mr. Greg Scarlatoiu, Exe. Director, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

            “US-ROK Alliance: Issues and Opportunities for Korean Unification.”
            Dr. Jai P. Ryu, President, One Korea Foundation 

            “ROK’s Wishful Thinking of Peaceful Reunification”
            Dr. Ryang Kang, Korea Institute for National Security Studies

    Discussants    David Maxwell, Ass. Director, Center for Security Studies, Georgetown Univ.
            Dr. Hugo Kim, Washington University of Virginia and ICKS
            Dr. Jae-Kap Ryoo, Council on Korea-US Security Studies

11:45 – 12:00 PM    Closing Remarks

    Speakers    General Jae-Chang 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. Jinwook Choi, President
                Korean Institute for National Unification
            Dr. Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr., President
                International Council of Korean Studies and Angelo State University
            Professor David Maxwell, Associate Director
                Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University

12:00 PM        End of the Conference