You are cordially invited to a conference on the topic of

The Korean Peninsula Security Challenges:
The First Year under Presidents Moon and Trump

Thursday, June 28th 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday, June 29th 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C.

Day 1: June 28, 2018

Opening Ceremony and Remarks

by Chairmen Gen. (Ret.) John Tilelli and Gen. (Ret.) Byungkwan Kim

Panels and Speakers:

9:30 – 11:30 AM
Panel 1: Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

The role of the ROK-US alliance for denuclearization of North Korea – Dae-Sung Song

International collaboration efforts for denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula – George Hutchinson, George Mason University

Discussants: Andrew Scobell, Vice Admiral (Ret.) Tae-Ho Won, and MG (Ret.) Seo Young Lee

Moderated by Gen. (Ret.) Kim Jae Chang

12:00 – 12:30 PM
Luncheon Speech with ROK Ambassador to USA

1:30 – 4:00 PM
Panel 2. ROK-US Alliance Issues under Moon & Trump

North Korea’s military developments and actions since Moon/Trump elections – Bruce Bechtol, Angelo State University

Nuclear weapons in the ROK – Changsoo Kim, Korea Institute for Defense Analyses

Discussants: David Maxwell and Dong Sun Lee

Moderated by Gen. (Ret.) John Tilelli


Day 2: June 29, 2018

9:00 – 11:30 AM
Panel 3 – Deterring and Defending against the North Korean Threat


China-DPRK Nuclear Collusion and ROK-U.S. Alliance Response – Taewoo Kim

Optimal structure for deterrence against the DPRK threat – Bruce Bennett, RAND

Discussants: (USA) William Newcomb, (ROK) Jaekap Ryoo, and Nam-Sung Huh

Moderated by Gen. (Ret.) Walter Sharp

Closing Remarks – Co-Chairmen, ROK, USA