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2019 Seoul-Washington Forum (Seoul Conference)
2019.03.13  Wednesday
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On March 12, the Sejong Institute held the 2019 Seoul-Washington Forum (Seoul Conference) at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul, Republic of Korea. With the topic of “Peace, Denuclearization, and Security on the Korean Peninsula,” participants engaged in active discussion regarding the U.S.-ROK economic relations and the DPRK-U.S. Summits, and proposed possible scenarios and directions of the ROK government for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

The forum began with welcoming remarks by President of The Sejong Institute Haksoon Paik and Senior Vice President of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) James Lindsay. From the Korean side, participants were Sejong fellows, including The Sejong Institute’s President Haksoon Paik, Vice President Myon-woo Lee, and Director Jung Yeop Woo of the Center for American Studies, and other Korean experts and government officials, including Professor Joon Hyung Kim of Handong Global University, Professor Geun Lee of Seoul National University, and former ROK Ambassador to Geneva Seok-young Choi. The U.S. side consisted of CFR Senior Vice President James Lindsay, CFR Senior Fellow Scott Snyder, former U.S. Department of State’s special envoy for the Six-Part Talks Sydney Seiler, and Professor John Delury of Yonsei University, among others.