USA ILC June 2021

Program overview

Session 1

Opening Session

Session II

The State of Relations between U.S., China and Russia

Mr. Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Mr. Guy Taylor, National Security Team Leader

Dr. Georgy Toloraya, Director of the Center for Russian Strategy in Asia, Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences

Session III

Trilateral Relations among Korea, Japan and the U.S.

Mr. Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow for Northeast Asia, The Heritage Foundation

Mr. Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, Washington, DC

Dr. Alexandre Mansourov (invited), Adjunct Professor of Security Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Korean National Assembly member (video TBD)

Session IV

Prospects for Renewal of the Six Party Talks: Goals vs. Expectations

Amb. Joseph Detrani, former Special Envoy for Negotiations with North Korea and the Director of the National Counterproliferation Center

Amb. Christopher Hill, Charles W. Ball Distinguished Adjunct Professor of International Affairs in the Columbia University School of International Public Affairs (SIPA); former head of the U.S. delegation to the Six Party Talks

Mr. Fred Fleitz, CEO, Center for Security Policy


Session V

Northeast Asia Environmental Tipping Points after a Century of Conflict and Hard Choices: Deforestation, DMZ and the Gobi Desert

Dr. Seung-ho Lee, President, DMZ Forum, Inc

Dr. Matthew A. Shapiro, Associate Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology

Rev. Zagery Oliver,  Executive Vice President, Universal Peace Federation USA

Dr. Lisa M. Brady, Professor of History, Boise State University

Session VI

Economic and Political Realities in Northeast Asia

Ms. Shihoko Goto, Deputy Director for Geoeconomics, Wilson Center

Hon. Cliff Stearns,  Executive Director and Advisory Council, APCO Worldwide; U.S. House of Representatives (1989-2013)

Tom McDevitt, Chairman, The Washington Times

Session VII

Military Perspectives about and within Northeast Asia

Capt. James E. Fanell (U.S. Navy ret), Former Director of Intelligence and Information Operations for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, US Navy

Col. Grant Newsham (USMC ret), Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy; Research Fellow, Japan Forum for Strategic Studies

Session VIII

Special remarks session

Session IX

Biden Administration Policies and the Reunification of the Korean Peninsula

Dan Burton, (moderator & speaker), U.S. House of Representatives (1983-2013)

Harry Kazianis, Senior Director of Korean Studies, Center for the National Interest

Ramon Pacheco Pardo, Associate Professor (Reader), King’s College, London

Barthélémy Courmont, Senior Research-fellow, Institute of International and Strategic Relations (IRIS), France