June 28-29: Korean Peninsula Security Challenges: The First Year under President’s Moon and Trump

COKUSS/CUSKOS 33rd International Security Conference

On the topic of:
Korean Peninsula Security Challenges: The First Year under President’s Moon and Trump

This event is co-sponsored by the Council on Korea-U.S. Security Studies and The Institute of World Politics.


Thu, Jun 28, 2018, 9:30 AM –

Fri, Jun 29, 2018, 11:30 AM EDT


Institute of World Politics

1521 16th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20036

Day 1, June 28:

Opening Ceremony and Remarks
by Chairmen Gen. (Ret.) John Tilelli and Gen. (Ret.) Byungkwan Kim

Panels and Speakers:

9:30 – 11:30 AM
Panel 1: Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula
This panel will look at the role of the ROK-US alliance for denuclearization of North Korea and the international collaboration efforts for denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
with Andrew Scobell, Vice Admiral (Ret.) Tae-Ho Won, and MG (Ret.) Seo Young Lee
Moderated by Gen. (Ret.) Kim Jae Chang

12:00 – 12:30 PM
Luncheon Speech with ROK Ambassador to USA

1:30 – 4:00 PM
Panel 2. ROK-US Alliance Issues under Moon & Trump
This panel will discuss North Korea’s military developments and actions since Moon/Trump elections and nuclear weapons in the ROK.
with David Maxwell and Dong Sun Lee
Moderated by Gen. (Ret.) John Tilelli

Day 2: June 29th

9:00 – 11:30 AM
Panel 3 – Deterring and Defending against the North Korean Threat
This panel will discuss China-DPRK Nuclear Collusion and ROK-U.S. Alliance Response and optimal structure for deterrence against the DPRK threat.
with (USA) William Newcomb, (ROK) Ph. D. Jaekap Ryoo, and Ph. D. Nam-Sung Huh
Moderated by Gen. (Ret.) Walter Sharp

Closing Remarks – Co-Chairmen, ROK, USA

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