Implications of the South Korean Presidential Election

Date & Time: 
Wed, 05/10/2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
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The Korea Economic Institute of America presents
Implications of the South 
Korean Presidential Election

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
KEI Conference Facility 
1800 K St NW | Suite 1010
On May 9, South Koreans will head to the polls to elect their next president. The winner of South Korea’s presidential election will come into office at a critical time as tensions are rising on the Korean peninsula and will not have the traditional transition period before assuming office. As the new administration begins setting policy in Seoul, what will the administration’s North Korea policy likely look like and how will it work with the new U.S. policy of massive pressure and engagement? How will the new administration approach U.S.-Korea relations and how will it approach the potential U.S. move to amend the U.S.-Korea FTA?

Please join KEI for a discussion of these and other critical issues the new administration will face as it assumes office in South Korea.


Song Hochang
Visiting Scholar, U.S.-Korea Institute SAIS
Former Member, Korean National Assembly

Bruce Klingner
Senior Research Fellow
The Heritage Foundation

Scott Snyder
Senior Fellow for Korea Studies &
Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy
Council on Foreign Relations

Moderated by: 

John Burton
Columnist, Korea Times &
Contributing Editor, Nikkei Asian Review