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The 29th ROK-US Security Conference - The Future of the Korean Peninsula

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 8:00am - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 3:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Low Memorial Library, Faculty Room

The 29th Annual ROK-US Security Conference is a two-day conference featuring panel discussions and keynote addresses from ambassadors, prominent scholars, and policy practitioners engaged in research policy on the Korean Peninsula, United States, and East Asia.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  Registration and Check-in

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM  Welcome Remarks

Speakers: General Jae Chang Kim, General John H. Tilelli, Jr., Gerald L. Curtis, and National Assemblyman Jin Ha Hwang

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM  Keynote Address: General David H. Petraeus

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM  Panel I: Changes and Continuity in the Korean Peninsula: Whither North Korea?

Moderator: Stephen E. Noerper
Paper Presenters: Jung-hoon Lee, Patrick M. Cronin, Kwang-jin Kim
Discussants: Scott A. Snyder, Nam Sung Huh, Dae Sung Song 

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM  Luncheon and Keynote Address: Former Defense Minister of South Korea Yong Ok Park

1:45 PM - 4:00 PM  Panel II: Unification Policy and Regime Survival, South and North Korea

Moderator: Yong-soon Yim
Paper Presenters: Seong Ho Sheen, Sung-Yoon Lee, Gordon G. Chang
Discussants: Patrick M. Morgan, Dlynn Williams, Tae-Ho Won 

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM  Break

4:15 PM - 6:30 PM  Panel III: Peaceful Unification of the Korean Peninsula and the Regional Powers' Strategic Interests

Moderator: Yong-ok Park
Paper Presenters: Roy Kamphausen, Sheila A. Smith, Alexandre Mansourov, Sue Mi Terry
Discussants: Gerald L. Curtis, Evans J.R. Revere, Jae-Kap Ryoo 

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM  Dinner and Keynote Address: ROK Ambassador to the United Nations Oh Joon

(by invitation only)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM  Registration and Check-in

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM  Panel IV: Korea's Peaceful Unification and International Cooperation

Moderator: Charles K. Armstrong
Paper Presenters: John S. Park, Sang-Yoon Ma, Gilbert Rozman, Jeong-Ho Roh  
Discussants: Curtis J. Milhaupt, Sungpyo Hong

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM  Luncheon and Keynote Address: Victor D. Cha

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  Wrap Up and a Way Forward: The Future of the Korean Peninsula

Speakers: Lt. General Raymond P. Ayres, Jr.,
General Jae Chang Kim

For further information regarding this event, please contact Lauren Mack by sending email to lem2111@columbia.edu or by calling 212846919.