Please join the Atlantic Council’s Asia Security Initiative, housed within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, for the 2019 Atlantic Council-East Asia Foundation Strategic Dialogue. This day-long conference explores the current state of the United States and Republic of Korea’s ongoing negotiations with North Korea and the broader strategic picture developing in the Indo-Pacific. The Strategic Dialogue features keynote addresses by US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun and ROK Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Do-hoon Lee. This is H.E. Lee’s first public address in the United States, as well as the first time both Special Representatives will speak on the same stage.

The Hon. Michael J. Rogers, Former Congressman for Michigan’s 8th District, US House of Representatives, Board Director, Atlantic Council and Minister Sung-hwan Kim, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Korea, Board Member, East Asia Foundation provide welcome remarks for the event.

Congressman Rogers also introduces and moderates keynote remarks provided by H.E. Do-hoon Lee, ROK Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs, ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Hon. Stephen Biegun, US Special Representative for North Korea, US Department of State .

The first panel discussions focuses on “Seeking a Post-Hanoi Breakthrough on the Korean Peninsula” with Dr. Toby Dalton, Co-Director, Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, H.E. Jong-dae Kim, Member, 20th National Assembly, Head of the Foreign Affairs and Security Division, National Assembly’s National Defense Committee, Member, Justice Party, H.E. Jae-jung Lee, Member, 20th National Assembly, Spokesperson, Democratic Party of Korea, and Amb. Joseph Yun, Former US Special Representative for North Korea Policy, US Department of State, Senior Adviser, Asia Program, United States Institute of Peace. Mr. Barry Pavel, Senior Vice President, Arnold Kanter Chair, and Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council moderates the first panel.

The lunch conversation features Amb. Paula J. Dobriansky, former US Under Secretary of State, Senior Fellow, The Future of Diplomacy Project, JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University and Dr. Chung-in Moon, Special Adviser to the President for Unification, Foreign, and National Security Affairs, Republic of Korea.

The second panel discussion focuses on “Charting Korea’s Role in US-China Strategic Competition in the Indo-Pacific” with H.E. Ihk-pyo Hong, Member, 20th National Assembly, Vice Chairman of the National Assembly’s Public Administration and Security Committee, Chief Spokesman, Democratic Party of Korea, Prof. Jaeho Hwang, Director of Global Security Cooperation Center, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, The Hon. Franklin D. Kramer, Distinguished Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council, H.E. Sun-sook Park, Member, 20th National Assembly, Member, National Assembly’s Science, ICT, Future Planning, and Communications Committee, Member, Bareunmirae Party, and is moderated by Dr. Miyeon Oh, Director and Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council