Please join the Atlantic Council’s Asia Security Initiative for a virtual discussion of lessons from Korea’s coronavirus response, featuring Seoung-hyun Moon, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Korea.

This virtual event will take place from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, March 26, 2020.


Opening remarks

Barry Pavel
Senior Vice President and Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Atlantic Council

Conversation with

Seoung-hyun Moon
Deputy Chief of Mission
Embassy of the Republic of Korea

Moderated by

Miyeon Oh
Director and Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Atlantic Council

As the global number of COVID-19 cases approaches 500,000, the international community is seeking insights from those countries on the front lines of the early crisis in order to respond as effectively as possible to the intensifying global pandemic. With the Republic of Korea this week reporting the fewest number of new cases since the national peak in late February, now is a crucial opportunity to implement lessons learned from the successful Korean response to COVID-19.

What measures worked in Korea? What were the lessons learned? Are those same measures available to other countries that have not yet experienced the peak of their national outbreaks? How can the United States and its closest allies work together most effectively to combat this growing crisis? What lessons can we learn from countries at the leading edge of this fight in order to reduce the toll among our citizens and those of our closest friends?