Thursday, July 2, 2015

Video of the Conference: Unification of the Korean Peninsula: Issues and Opportunities

Below are the links to each of the panel videos for the conference described below that was held on 25-26 June 2015.


Day 2 Closing Remarks

Unification of the Korean Peninsula:  
Issues and Opportunities  

Thursday, June 25: 8:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday, June 26: 9:30 - 12:00 PM
Copley Formal Lounge, Copley Hall  
Georgetown University, 37th and O St. NW
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gtown Skyline 
 
 
We cordially invite you to join us for the Annual Conference of the International Council on Korean Studies, "Unification of the Korean Peninsula: Issues and Opportunities."
This year's conference is co-hosted by the International Council on Korean Studies and the Georgetown University Center for Security Studies, jointly with
the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, the Korea Economic Institute, the One Free Korea Foundation, the Korea Foundation, with generous support from the Philip and Patricia Bilden Asian Security Studies Fund.   
The full conference agenda is below; attendeance is free and this event is open to the press and public.  Breakfast will be provided both days as well as a full catered lunch on Thursday, June 25. 
Attendees should RSVP no later  than Monday, June 22, 2015.  
June 25, 2015, Thursday

08:15 AM                         Registration Opens

08:45 - 09:00 AM          Opening Remarks

Speakers            
Dr. Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr., President
International Council of Korean Studies and Angelo State University

Professor David Maxwell, Associate Director,
Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University

Mr. Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director
Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

Honorable Donald Manzullo, President
Korea Economic Institute of America

09:00 - 11:45 AM          Panel I. Human Rights in North Korea: The Impact on Unification

Moderator            
Dr. Douglas Streusand, Professor, Marine Corps University

Papers                  
"Internal Security Issues and Human Rights in North Korea"
Mr. Robert Collins, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea


"Human Security in North Korea"
Mr. Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director, HRNK

"Post-Unification Human Rights and Humanitarian Concerns"
Ms. Roberta Cohen, Brookings Institution

Discussants        
Ms. Amanda Mortwedt Oh, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

Dr. Terence J. Roehrig, U.S. Naval War College


12:00 - 1:45 PM  Luncheon and Luncheon Speech

"Security and Unification Issues on the Korean Peninsula"
General John H. Tilelli, USA (Ret.), Co-Chairman
Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies (U.S. Council)

2:00 - 3:45 PM    Panel II: Future Shape of Korea's Economy

Moderator            
Dr. Soon Paik, U.S. Department of Labor (Ret.) and Professor, Washington University of Virginia and ICKS

Papers 
"Korean Unification and the Financial System"
Mr. Bradley Babson, US-Korea Institute

"Energy and the Environment: Challenges to a Post-Unification
Economic Recovery"
Mr. Troy Stangarone, Korea Economic Institute of America

"DPRK Agriculture - Recent Developments and Prospects after Unification"
Dr. W. Randall Ireson, Rural Development Solutions

Discussants        
Dr. Mark Manyin, Senior Fellow, Congressional Research Service
Dr. Hugo Kim, Professor, Washington University of Virginia and ICKS

4:00 - 6:00 PM   Panel III: The Major Powers and Korean Unification

Moderator         
Dr. Patrick Cronin, Senior Advisor and Senior Director
Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for New American Security

Papers 
"China and the Korean Peninsula: Why the problems?"
Mr. Gordon G. Chang, Forbes.com

"Japan's role in Korean Unification"
Mr. James R. Kendall, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, USA

"The North Korean threat to the USA and Unification"
Dr. Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., Angelo State University

Discussants          
Dr. Andrew Scobell, Senior Fellow, RAND Corporation Washington
Dr. Jong O. Ra, Professor, Hollins University and Virginia Tech


June 26, 2015, Friday

9:30 - 11:30 AM      Panel IV: Planning for a Unified Korea

Moderator            
Dr. Jai P. Ryu, President, One Korea Foundation and
Professor Emeritus, Loyola University of Maryland

Papers

"Unification Options and Scenarios"
Professor David Maxwell, Georgetown University

"Engagement and Coercion: Finding the Right Combination for the DPRK"
Dr. Tara O, Pacific Forum CSIS

"Government and Security in a Unified Korea"
Mr. Sungmin Cho, Georgetown University

Discussants        
Dr. Bruce Bechtol, Angelo State University
Dr. Hang Yul Rhee, Professor, Shepherd University (Retired)


11:45 - 12:00 PM       Closing Remarks

Speakers            
Dr. Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr., President
International Council of Korean Studies and Angelo State University

Honorable Donald Manzullo, President
Korea Economic Institute of America

Mr. Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director
Committee for Human Rights IN North Korea

David Maxwell, Associate Director, Center for Security Studies,
Georgetown University
Questions?  
Contact the Center for Security Studies at
or (202) 687-043(202) 687-0436
Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by June 17 using the contact information above.  A good faith effort will be made to fulfill requests made after June 17.
Visitors to campus may find information on public transportation and the Georgetown University Shuttlehere.  Visitors who prefer to park at Georgetown University are encouraged to use the Southwest Garageon campus.

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