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ILC 2019 Schedule

Seoul, Korea—Eighty senior experts in Northeast Asian and Korean affairs discussed multi-track diplomacy as a means of bringing peace and security to the Korean Peninsula.

Schedule

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

 

OPENING DINNER

Moderator: Dr. William Selig, Communications Director, UPF International

Prayer: Rev. Lee Gi-seong, President, FFWPU, Korea

Welcome Remarks
Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, Chairman, UPF International
Rev. Joo Jin-tae, Vice President, FFWPU, Korea Region One
Mr. Thomas P. McDevitt, Chairman,The Washington Times
Hon. Kim Gyo-hwan, Congressman, National Assembly, Korea

Speakers
Hon. Dan Burton, Congressman, House of Representatives (1983-2013), United States
Amb. Chung Tae-ik, Honorary President, Korean Council of Foreign Relations (2014-2016), Korea
Hon. Yoshinori Ohno, Minister, Ministry of Defense (2004-2005), Japan
Mr. Charles Hurt, Opinion Editor & Columnist, The Washington Times

 Thursday, May 16, 2019

 

OPENING PLENARY: TOWARD PEACE AND SECURITY IN NORTHEAST ASIA

Moderator: Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, Chairman, UPF International

Welcome Remarks
Mr. Jung Hee-taeg, President & CEO, Segye Times
Hon. Joo Seung-yong, Vice Speaker, National Assembly, Korea
Hon. Yoon Sang-hyun, Chairman, Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee, National Assembly, Korea
Hon. Suh Choo-suk, Vice Minister, Ministry of National Defense, Korea

Speakers
Amb. Joseph DeTrani, Special Envoy for Six-Party Talks with North Korea (2003-2006), United States Department of State
Mr. Fred Fleitz, President and CEO, Center for Security Policy, USA
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Noboru Yamaguchi, Professor and Vice President, International University of Japan
Dr. Son Gi-woong, President, Korea Association of DMZ Studies, Korea
Dr. Alexander Zhebin, Director, Center for Korean Studies, Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences

 

SESSION II: KOREA, JAPAN AND USA: STRENGTHENING AN ALLIANCE FOR PEACE

Moderator: Mr. Masayoshi Kajikuri, Chairman, UPF-Japan

Speakers
Amb. Cho Tae-yong, Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2014-2015), Korea
Mr. Humphrey Hawksley, World Affairs Correspondent, BBC of London; formerBBC Beijing Bureau Chief, United Kingdom
Mr. Kevin Maher, Senior Advisor, NMV Consulting; Director, Office of Japan Affairs, U.S. Department of State (2009-2011)
Hon. Hirohisa Takagi,Member, House of Representatives, National Diet (2012-2017), Japan
Hon. Tae Young-ho, former North Korea's deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom. Defected to South Korea in 2016

 

SESSION III: SPECIAL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Moderator: Mr. Thomas P. McDevitt, Chairman, The Washington Times

Speakers
Hon. Park Won-soon, Mayor, Seoul, Korea
Mr. James Rogers, Businessman and financial commentator, Singapore

 

SESSION IV: SECURITY BRIEFINGS: THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Moderator: Dr. Michael W. Jenkins, President, UPF International

Speakers
Prof. Cho Myung-chul, Professor, Sun Moon University, Korea; former Professor at Kim Il Sung University, DPRK
Mr. Bill Gertz, The Washington Times and The Washington Free Beacon, United States
Vice Admiral (Ret.) Fumio Ota, Director, Defense Intelligence Headquarters (2001-2005), Japan
Amb. R. James Woolsey, Jr., Director, Central Intelligence Agency (1993-1995), United States

 

SESSION V: EXPLORING THE PATH TO PEACEFUL REUNIFICATION OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA

Moderator: Mr. Larry Moffitt, Executive Vice President, The Washington Times Holdings LLC

Speakers
Prof. Kim Hyung-suk, Vice Minister of Unification (2016-2017); Daejin University, Korea
Dr. Atsushi Ijuin, Lead Economist, Japan Center for Economic Research, Japan
Mr. Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow on Northeast Asia, The Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center, United States
Dr. Alexander Mansourov, Professor of Security Studies, Georgetown University, United States

Friday, May 17, 2019

 

SESSION VI: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

Moderator: Dr. Michael W. Jenkins, President, UPF International

Speakers
Prof. Yoshimitsu Nishikawa, Faculty of Regional Development Studies, Toyo University, Japan
Dr. Alexander Vorontsov, Head of the Department for Korean and Mongolian Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Tadashi Kimiya, Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Barbara Finklestein, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland, USA       
Hon. Ek Nath Dhakal, Minister, Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (2015-2016), Nepal

Appended Speaker
Dr. Chih-Lung Tan, Deputy Secretary General, Institute of Marine Affairs and Policy, ROC

 

RALLY FOR PEACEFUL REUNIFICATION OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA AT THE KINTEX CENTER

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