OVERVIEW

TITLE 70 Years of the U.S.-ROK Alliance: Present and Future of the Korean Peninsula
DATE Thursday, June 29, 2023
VENUE LOTTE HOTEL SEOUL (Crystal Ballroom 2F)
CO-HOST Yonhap News Agency, Ministry of Unification, Yonhap News Northeast Asia Center
SPONSOR Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Ministry of SMEs and Startups, Ministry of of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, The Peaceful Unification Advisory Council, Asia Society Korea Center, Yonhap News TV
LANGUAGE KOREAN, ENGLISH (Simultaneous Interpretation will be provided.)


Program
11:10~11:30 Reception
11:30~12:00 Opening Ceremony
12:00~13:00 Luncheon
13:00~14:00 Special Session Korea-U.S. Alliance Remains Strong for 70 Years amid Korea’ Growth
(MODERATOR) Yvonne Yoon-hee Kim, Executive Director of Asia Society Korea
Philip S. Goldberg, U.S. Ambassador to South Korea
Choi Joong-kyung, Korea–America Association Chairman & President
Scott L. Pleus, Deputy Commander of the U.S. Forces Korea
14:00~14:20 Keynote Speech Park Jin, Minister of Foreign Affairs
14:20~14:30 Break
14:30~15:40 Session 1 The Direction of Reorganizing of International Order and the Increased Importance of the Indo-Pacific Strategy
(MODERATOR) Yun Byung-se, Chair of NEAR Global Survey Project, Former Foreign Minister
Yoon Sang-hyun, National Assembly Member of the People’s Power Party
Lee Sang-min, National Assembly Member of the Minjoo Party
Woo Jung-yeop, Director-General for Strategy of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
Chun Yung-woo, Chairman and Founder of the Korean Peninsula Future Forum
15:40~15:50 Break
15:50~17:00 Session 2 The Growing Risk of North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Program and Possible Solutions
(MODERATOR) Hong Yong-pyo, Professor of Department of Political Science at Hanyang University, Former Unification Minister
Seok Dong-hyeon, Secretary General of the Peaceful Unification Advisory Council (PUAC)
Lee Shin-hwa, Professor of Department of Political Science and International Relations at Korea University, Ambassador of International Cooperation on North Korean Human Rights
Lee Hyo-won, Professor of Law at Seoul National University
Kim Byung-dae, Director General for Unification Policy of Ministry of Unification (MOU)