Hawai’i Pacific University, the East-West Center, the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, and Pacific Forum CSIS will present a panel discussion on Ã¢â‚¬Å“Northeast Asian Security IssuesÃ¢â‚¬Â with a group of Korea experts on Monday, March 3, 2008, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the East-West Center Art Gallery in John A. Burns Hall. The program is free and open to the public, but space is limited.
The presentations will cover a wide range of issues relating to U.S.-Korea relations, such as the recent elections in Korea, the Six-Party Talks, and the Bush administrationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s policies toward North Korea. The program is sponsored by the Korea Economic Institute in Washington, D.C., and coördinated locally by Hawai’i Pacific University.
Panel participants and their topics are:
- Bruce Klingner, senior research fellow, the Heritage Foundation, on Ã¢â‚¬Å“Bush Administration Policy Towards North Korea and the Six Party Talks.Ã¢â‚¬Â Klingner is a former intelligence officer for Korea at the CIA and the DIA.
- Mark Manyin, section head, Asia, and senior analyst, Congressional Research Service, on Ã¢â‚¬Å“Congress and U.S.-Korea Relations.Ã¢â‚¬Â Manyin is the top Korea expert working for Congress.
- Mika Marumoto, visiting fellow, Harvard University, on Ã¢â‚¬Å“Japanese Perspectives on the Koreas and the Six Party Talks.Ã¢â‚¬Â Marumoto is a leading Japanese analyst on Korean affairs based in the United States.
- Scott Rembrandt, director of Research and Academic Affairs at the Korea Economic Institute, on Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Election of Lee Myung-bak and Implications for Inter-Korean Relations.Ã¢â‚¬Â
For more information, contact Dr. Carlos JuÃƒÂ¡rez, dean, College of International Studies, Hawai’i Pacific University. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: 808 – 566-2493.