JoongAng Ilbo-CSIS Forum 2022 on the Korea-U.S. Alliance in Turbulent Times
The JoongAng Ilbo will hold its annual international symposium, the JoongAng Ilbo-CSIS Forum 2022, with the Washington-based foreign policy think tank the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Korea Peace Foundation and JTBC in Seoul on Dec. 1.
Little progress has been made toward denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula amid the complicated international situation, including the U.S.-China hegemonic competition and the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. Rather, North Korea has made a series of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) provocations and nuclear threats. The United States recently held its midterm elections, which will affect the future policy direction of the Joe Biden administration.
The theme of this year’s forum is, "The Alliance in Turbulent Times." U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will give a keynote speech by video from the White House. Experts from Korea and the United States will take part in the forum in person for the first time in three years to diagnose the current situation and suggest future policy directions.
The three sessions are: "U.S. Asia Policy After the Midterm Election," "Korea After the Seventh Nuclear Test," and "Economic Security and the China Challenge."
Participation in the forum will be on a first-come, first-serve basis according to registration.
The forum will be broadcast live on both the JoongAng Ilbo and JTBC News YouTube channels from 9:20 a.m.
Time: Thursday, Dec. 1, from 9:30 a.m. until 4:40 p.m.
Location: The Shilla Seoul, Dynasty Hall
U.S. participants: Victor Cha, CSIS senior vice president and Korea chair; John Hamre, president and CEO of CSIS; James Kim, chairman and CEO of American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (Amcham); Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, editor of Foreign Affairs; Kathleen Stephens, president and CEO of Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI); Jake Sullivan, assistant to the president for national security affairs; and Susan Thornton, senior fellow at Yale Law School and former U.S. acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Korean participants: Kim Jae-cheol, professor at the Catholic University of Korea; Park Myung-lim, professor at Yonsei University and director of the Korea Peace Foundation; Bark Tae-ho, former trade minister and president of Lee & Ko Global Commerce Institute; Wi Sung-lac, former Korean ambassador to Russia and secretary general of the Korea Peace Foundation; Yun Byung-se, former foreign minister; Yoon Young-kwan, former foreign minister and professor emeritus at Seoul National University; Lee Jae-min, professor at Seoul National University School of Law; Choi Seok-young, senior adviser at Lee & Ko and former Korean ambassador to Geneva; Choi Woo-seon, professor at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy; and Hong Seok-hyun, chairman of JoongAng Holdings and the Korea Peace Foundation
Registration: Open through Nov. 23 at http://m.site.naver.com/13kx6