Korean Unification in a New Era

  • Thursday, Sep 4, 2014
  • In light of President Park Geun-hye's speech in Dresden, Germany and the growing discussion about the future of the Korean peninsula, the Office of the Korea Chair at Center for Strategic and International Studies will hold a full-day conference featuring senior-level policy and scholarly discussions on the topic of unification. This event will be a landmark conference on economic, business, political, and security opportunities of unification co-hosted with the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences (NRCS) of the Republic of Korea and a consortium of other institutions.

    Program Agenda
    9:00-9:15 AM          Introductory and Welcoming
                                     Remarks

    9:15-9:25 AM          Congratulatory Remarks

    Session One: Economics of Korean Unification

    9:25-10:35 AM        Panel A: The Economic Synergy
                                    Effect of Unification of the
                                    Korean Peninsula

    10:35-10:45 AM      Coffee Break

    10:45-11:55 AM      Panel B: Opening for Business,
                                    Foreign Investment after
                                    Unification

    12:00-1:00 PM         Luncheon Address

    Session Two: Korean Unification and the Security Environment

    1:00-2:15 PM           Panel C: The Northeast Asian
                                    Perspective

    2:15-2:30 PM          Coffee Break

    2:30-3:45 PM          Panel D: Global Perspectives

    3:45-4:00 PM          Closing Remarks

    4:00 PM                  Adjournment

    This conference is hosted by the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities, and Social Sciences (NRCS) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

    This conference has been organized by the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU), and Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade (KIET).


    ROK Participants

    JEONG Hyung-Gon

    Vice President, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)

    KANG Eun Bong
    Secretary General, National Research Council for Economics, Humanities, and Social Sciences (NRCS)

    KIM Dongsoo
    Director, Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade (KIET)

    KIM Jaechun
    Professor, Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) Sogang University

    KIM Yung Ho
    Professor, Department of Political Science and Foreign Affairs, Sungshin Women's University

    PARK Hyeong-Jung
    Senior Research Fellow, Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU)

    PARK Ihn-hwi
    Professor of the Division of International Studies, Ewha Womans University

    U.S. Participants

    William Brown

    Office of the Director of National Intelligence

    Thomas Byrne
    Moody’s Investors Service

    Kurt Campbell
    Chairman & Executive Officer, The Asia Group

    Victor Cha
    Senior Adviser for Asia and Korea Chair, CSIS
    Director, Asia Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

    Matthew Goodman
    William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy and Senior Adviser for Asian Economics, CSIS

    Michael Green
    Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS
    Associate Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

    Christopher Johnson
    Senior Adviser for Asia and Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS

    Bruce Klingner
    Senior Research Fellow, Northeast Asia, The Heritage Foundation

    Marcus Noland
    Executive Vice President and Director of Studies, Peterson Institute for International Economics

    Stapleton Roy
    Distinguished Scholar and Founding Director Emeritus, Kissinger Institute on China and United States, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

    Sydney Seiler
    Special Envoy for the Six-Party Talks, U.S. Department of State

    Sue Mi Terry
    Senior Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

    ROK Observers

    CHEON Seongwhun

    Office of National Security, The Blue House

    KIM Young Jae
    President, Korean Political Science Association


    JU Jaeuk

    Research Fellow, National Research Council for Economics, Humanities, and Social Sciences (NRCS)

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