The US-South Korea Alliance: The Presidents' Agenda

Ambassador Eun Seok Kim, Republic of Korea (Keynote Address); Chaesung Chun, Chair, Asia Security Initiative Research Center, East Asia Institute; Professor, Seoul National University (Panelist); Seungjoo Lee, Professor, Political Science and International Relations, Chung-Ang University (Panelist); Byoung Kwon Sohn, Professor, International Relations; Director, Institute of International Studies, Chung-Ang University (Panelist) Moderated by Karl Friedhoff.

The US-South Korea Alliance: The Presidents' Agenda by The Chicago Council

In an increasingly complex geostrategic, political, and economic environment, the US-South Korea alliance is faced with a host of challenges—the denuclearization of North Korea, a complicated Korea-Japan relationship, an increasingly assertive China, and the full implementation of the bilateral free trade agreement, among others. And throughout this complex landscape, the private sector remains a resilient–but concerned–supporter of partnership and transparency. How can the US and South Korea cooperate to respond to these shared challenges? In advance of South Korean president Park Geun-hye’s forthcoming visit to Washington, DC, join The Chicago Council for an expert discussion of the obstacles and opportunities facing the US-South Korea alliance. 

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Schedule

11:45 a.m.         
Registration and networking

12:00 noon       
Lunch and discussion

1:30 p.m.            
Adjournment

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