On October 16, U.S. President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye will hold a summit in Washington to discuss a range of issues including North Korea, economics and trade, and regional security. The summit comes just days after the seventieth anniversary of the North Korean Workers’ Party and amid speculation that Pyongyang might test a long-range missile or even a nuclear device to commemorate its milestone year.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted an assessment of the U.S.-South Korea summit, its accomplishments, shortcomings, and policy implications, and a discussion on how the allies can further deepen and expand the alliance in the twenty-first century and beyond.
This event was in association with the Northeast Asia Policy Group.
2:00 to 2:05 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
2:05 to 3:20 p.m.
Session 1: The U.S.-South Korea Summit Scorecard
3:20 to 4:30 p.m.
Session 2: The Twenty-first Century U.S.-South Korea Alliance and Beyond
4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Katharine H.S. Moon is the SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Yang Chang-seok is the auditor for the Kaesong Industrial District Foundation and former deputy minister for South-North Dialogue at the South Korean Unification Ministry.
Bruce Klingner is senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation.
Kim Won-kyong is executive vice president of Samsung Electronics North America.
Troy Stangarone is senior director of congressional affairs and trade at the Korea Economic Institute of America.
Leif-Eric Easley is assistant professor at Ewha University and a research fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies.
Park Jin-ho is chief of staff to the South Korean ruling Saenuri Party’s Secretary General Hwang Jin-ha.
Duyeon Kim is a nonresident associate based in Seoul at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Katy Oh Hassig is a senior staff member at the Institute for Defense Analysis.
George Perkovich is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
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