The First Trump-Moon Summit and the Future of U.S.-Korea Relations

Date & Time: 
Thu, 07/13/2017 - 9:00am - 10:30am
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The First Trump-Moon Summit
and the Future of U.S.-Korea Relations


South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump recently concluded their first summit meeting. At the summit, the two new leaders were able to bridge their differences on North Korea policy, but left with different perspectives on the economic relationship. What does this mean for the alliance's approach to North Korea, and does Pyongyang's recent ICBM test change the alliance's policy going forward? Are the differences on trade simply sectoral issues that need to be resolved, or is there a need for a broader renegotiation of the KORUS FTA, as President Trump suggested?

Join KEI and KIEP for a discussion of the outcomes and questions raised by the Trump-Moon summit, as well as the prospects, challenges, and opportunities for the alliance under two new leaders.


Opening remarks by: 

Han Duck-soo
Former Prime Minister, Republic of Korea
Former Korean Ambassador to the United States

A discussion with: 

Ahn Se Young
Sogang University


Choi Kang
Vice President
Asan Institute for Policy Studies


Abraham Denmark
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asia
Department of Defense


Bruce Klingner
Senior Research Fellow
Heritage Foundation

Thursday, July 13, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

KEI Conference Facility 
1800 K St NW | Suite 1010