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The Korea Economic Institue of America's Academic Paper Series presents     Leadership Transitions and National Identity in U.S.-South Korea-Japan Trilateral Relations   Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. KEI Conference Facility  1800 K St NW | Suite 1010   In the face of an evolving threat from North Korea, strengthening U.S.-South Korea-Japan trilateral relations is of increasingly greater importance. Yet, there are many challenges on the road ahead. The trilateral relationship must overcome uncertainty from leadership transitions in the U.S. and South Korea as well as the reemergence of national identity issues. Shinzo Abe and Donald Trump have established an early rapport, though it is still unclear how relations between South Korea and the United States and Japan will develop once the new administration is in place in Seoul. Please join KEI for a discussion with Brad Glosserman and Scott Snyder on recent developments and upcoming events in trilateral relations as well as strategies to advance cooperation.
April 27, 2017
KEI, No Chain, and Woorihana present: Defector Panel on North Korea Freedom   and Human Rights     Tuesday, May 2, 2017 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. KEI Conference Facility  1800 K St NW | Suite 1010   Last fall, North Korean human rights organizations led by No Chain hosted the Biit Film Festival in Washington, DC. "Biit" is the Korean word for light, symbolizing the need to shed light on the North Korean situation by increasing the flow of information into the DPRK as well as increasing awareness about the abuses North Koreans suffer under the Kim Jong-un regime. With that theme in mind, No Chain and Woorihana have brought this group of three North Korean defectors to Washington, DC to share their stories and raise awareness of the human rights situation in North Korea. Please join KEI, No Chain and Woorihana for a discussion of how outside information affected the lives of the three panelists, and how the voices of defectors can be amplified to help people better understand the North Korean human rights situation.    
May 2, 2017
  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.
May 10, 2017