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Aug 19

History Impedes Future Progress in Northeast Asia

Featuring Keynote Addresses by
Admiral Dennis C. Blair, USN (Ret.)
Chairman of the Board, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, former Commander of U.S. Pacific Command, and former Director of National Intelligence

His Excellency Ahn Ho-Young
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States

Panel 1: Unresolved History Issues Strain Seoul-Tokyo Relations 
Lee Sung-yoon, Professor in Korean Studies at The Fletcher School , Tufts University 
Scott Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies, Council on Foreign Relations 
Yuki Tatsumi, Senior Associate, East Asia Program, The Stimson Center 

Panel 2: South Korea-Japan Tensions Undermine Allied Security Interests
Victor Cha, Senior Adviser and Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and former Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council
Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow, Northeast Asia, The Heritage Foundation
Evans Revere, Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge Group, and former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State 

The United States and its allies face growing security threats in Asia from North Korea and China. Given these challenges, it is critical that trilateral U.S.-Japan-South Korea relations remain strong. Yet Tokyo-Seoul relations are strained due to a difficult legacy of historical problems. What are the challenges to reconciliation and what steps can Japan and South Korea take? What role should Washington play to redirect attention toward common allied objectives? Join us for an expert discussion on Japan-Korea relations, and what it means from a U.S. perspective.

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Hosted By

Walter Lohman Walter Lohman

Director, Asian Studies Center Read More