Challenges and Opportunities for U.S.-Japan-Korea Trade RelationsVIEW EVENT DETAILS
In Partnership with Japan Society and Korea Society
Join the Asia Society Policy Institute, Korea Society, and Japan Society for a special discussion about the dynamics of U.S.-Japan-Korea trade relations and regional economic integration. Panelists will discuss how the U.S., Japan, and Korea can overcome obstacles to cooperate on shared challenges to achieve prosperity and shape the economic rules of the road and what the Biden administration will mean for U.S. trade policy.
Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President Wendy Cutler will be joined in conversation by Waseda University Professor Emeritus and Economic Research Institute for East Asia and ASEAN Senior Research Advisor Shujiro Urata, and Korea Development Institute and Johns Hopkins University Professor Wonhyuk Lim. The conversation will be moderated by Korea Society President Tom Byrne and an introduction will be provided Japan Society President Joshua W. Walker.
Wonhyuk Lim is a professor at the Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management and adjunct lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Since he joined KDI in 1996, his research has focused on state-owned enterprises and family-based business groups (chaebol). He has also written extensively on development issues, in conjunction with policy consultation projects under Korea’s Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP). After the 2002 Presidential Election in Korea, he worked for the Presidential Transition Committee and the Presidential Committee on Northeast Asia and helped to set policy directions for the restructuring of the electricity and gas sector and for Northeast Asian energy cooperation. Dr. Lim was at Brookings as a CNAPS Fellow in 2005-06. After returning to KDI in 2007, he became Director of the Office of Economic Development Cooperation, precursor to the Center for International Development (CID).
Wendy Cutler is Vice President at the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) and the managing director of the Washington, D.C. office. In these roles, she focuses on building ASPI’s presence in the nation's capital and on leading initiatives that address challenges related to trade, investment, and innovation, as well as women’s empowerment in Asia. She joined ASPI following an illustrious career of nearly three decades as a diplomat and negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), where she also served as Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative. During her USTR career, she worked on a range of bilateral, regional, and multilateral trade negotiations and initiatives, including the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, U.S.-China negotiations, and the WTO Financial Services negotiations. She has published a series of ASPI papers on the Asian trade landscape and serves as a regular media commentator on trade and investment developments in Asia and the world.
Shujiro Urata is Professor Emeritus, Waseda University. He received his Ph.D in Economics from Stanford University in 1978. Before joining Waseda University in 1986, he was research associate at the Brookings Institution and an economist at the World Bank. He is currently affiliated with Economic Research Institute for East Asia and ASEAN (ERIA), Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), and Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER). His focus of research is in international trade and development economics.
This event is co-organized by the Japan Society and the Korea Society
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