Forum on Northeast Asian Security Issues

Hawai’i Pacif­ic Uni­ver­si­ty, the East-West Cen­ter, the Pacif­ic and Asian Affairs Coun­cil, and Pacif­ic Forum CSIS will present a pan­el dis­cus­sion on “Northeast Asian Secu­ri­ty Issues” 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 administration’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 “Bush Admin­is­tra­tion Pol­i­cy Towards North Korea and the Six Par­ty Talks.” 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 “Congress and U.S.-Korea Relations.” Manyin is the top Korea expert work­ing for Con­gress.
  • Mika Maru­mo­to, vis­it­ing fel­low, Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty, on “Japanese Per­spec­tives on the Kore­as and the Six Par­ty Talks.” 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 “The Elec­tion of Lee Myung-bak and Impli­ca­tions for Inter-Korean Relations.”

For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact Dr. Car­los Juárez, dean, Col­lege of Inter­na­tion­al Stud­ies, Hawai’i Pacif­ic Uni­ver­si­ty. E-mail: Tele­phone: 808–566-2493.