Opening remarks by:

Dr. Miyeon Oh
Director and Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative
Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security 

Atlantic Council

Keynotes by:
Fred Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council

David Ignatius
The Washington Post 

Please join the Atlantic Council’s Asia’s Security Initiative, housed within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, for a networking reception for next-generation policymakers and journalists on November 1, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Featuring Washington Post columnist David Ignatius and Atlantic Council CEO and President Fred Kempe, this reception celebrates the launch of the inaugural Korea Foundation Journalist Fellowship and provides an opportunity to learn about the fellowship and US-ROK relations while engaging with experienced and emerging experts, policymakers, and journalists in the Washington, DC community.

2018 has been a historic year for trilateral relations between the United States, Republic of Korea, and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and despite all the developments that have happened thus far, the coming months promise to be equally momentous. As the three countries work toward a peaceful and denuclearized Korean Peninsula based on the agreements laid out in the Panmunjom Declaration, the Singapore Summit, and the Pyongyang Joint Declaration of September 2018, journalists and the media will play a key role in ensuring that both policymakers and the general public are well-informed and share a deep understanding of the process as it develops. As such, the inaugural class of Atlantic Council Korea Journalist Fellows will be provided with opportunities during their fellowship to meet with senior officials, seasoned journalists, and opinion leaders, enabling the Fellows to contribute to the ongoing dialogue taking place both on and about the future of the Korean Peninsula.

The Atlantic Council Korea Journalist Fellowship is a unique opportunity for early/mid-career US-based journalists working in US media to develop a deeper knowledge of the most critical economic and security issues on the Korean peninsula and in the Asia-Pacific more broadly. By engaging with the next generation of thinkers and policy shapers in Seoul and by working with leading experts in Washington, DC, Fellows will gain a better understanding of current attitudes and shifting perceptions that will affect the US-ROK relationship in years to come. Working with seasoned professionals in South Korea and the United States, Fellows will have the opportunity to broaden their professional portfolios while building lasting ties with their counterparts in Korea and contribute to the Atlantic Council’s ongoing mission of upholding the rules-based international order through engagement, dialogue, and fostering a Trans-Atlantic-Pacific community.

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The reception will be held November 1, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Council. The event is open to press and on the record.
Questions? Please contact Mr. Shaun Ee

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