The Future of the Korean Peninsula and the U.S.-Republic of Korea Alliance

The Future of the Korean Peninsula and the U.S.-Republic of Korea Alliance

Perspectives
Ambassador Sung Kim. (UNC - CFC - USFK); Republic of Korea Ambassador Choi Young-Jin delivers remarks during the commemoration of the 59th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on July 27, 2012. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Important changes are taking place on the Korean peninsula. In the South, a presidential election looms. In the North, the recent succession raises hopes of reform. Meanwhile, the Six-Party Talks, aimed at ending North Korea’s nuclear program, remain stymied. The U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea’s Ambassador to the U.S. reflect on recent developments in the region and the current state of the U.S.-ROK alliance.

 

Speakers

Ambassador Sung Kim, United States' Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

Ambassador Young-jin Choi, Republic of Korea’s Ambassador to the United States

Moderator

Edward Allen, Co-Vice Chairman of Asia Society Texas Center

 

Ambassador Choi, a career diplomat who has served as South Korea’s Ambassador to the United Nations and as Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, assumed his duties as Ambassador to the United States in March 2012.

Ambassador Kim was named to his current post by President Barack Obama in 2011. Before his appointment he served as Special Envoy for the Six-Party Talks with the rank of Ambassador. Born in Seoul, Korea, he grew up in Los Angeles.

 

Schedule

Registration: 11:00am
Lunch and Program: 11:30am

 

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Event Details

22 October 2012
11:00am

1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004
713.496.9901

Asia Society members $30; nonmembers $35; table of ten $250.