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U.S.-Korea Relations: Retrospective on the Jeju April 3 Incident, Human Rights, and Alliance

Updated: Nov 30, 2022

Retrospective on the Jeju 4.3 Incident, Human Rights, and Alliance



The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Korea Center hosts, in cooperation with Walden Korea and The Jeju 4.3 Peace Foundation, a featured conference entitled U.S.-Korea Relations: Retrospective on the Jeju April 3 Incident, Human Rights, and Alliance. The conference will bring together U.S. and South Korean scholars and experts to address various facts and controversies related to unresolved history, truth, justice, and reconciliation in the context of the U.S.-Republic of Korea alliance.



INTRODUCTIONS



Ko Hee-bum

Chairman, The Jeju 4.3 Peace Foundation


PANELISTS


Kathleen Stephens

President and CEO, The Korea Economic Institute of America; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea


Sung-Yoon Lee

Kim Koo-Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies and Assistant Professor, The Fletcher School, Tufts University


Suyeon Yang

Chairwoman, Walden Korea; Chairwoman, Jeju 4.3 Memorial and Families Association of the U.S.


Jo-hoon Yang

Member, The National Committee for Investigation of the Truth about the Jeju 4.3 Incident


John Merrill

Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University; Former Chief of the Northeast Asia Division, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State


Hojun Huh

Head of Research, The Jeju 4.3 Research Institute


Charles Kraus

Charles Kraus is the Deputy Director of the History and Public Policy Program at the Wilson Center.

Bruce Cumings (invited)

Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of History and the College, University of Chicago


 

Agenda


12:30pm – 12:45pm ET


Welcome Remarks

Dr. Sue Mi Terry Director, Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy, Wilson Center Mr. Ko Hee-bum Chairman, The Jeju 4.3 Peace Foundation


12:45pm – 02:15pm ET


Panel I

Moderator Dr. Sue Mi Terry Director, Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy, Wilson Center


Panelists

Amb. Kathleen Stephens President and CEO, The Korea Economic Institute of America; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea


Dr. Sung-Yoon Lee Kim Koo-Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies and Assistant Professor, The Fletcher School, Tufts University


Ms. Suyeon Yang Chairwoman, Walden Korea; Chairwoman, Jeju 4.3 Memorial and Families Association of the U.S.


Mr. Jo-hoon Yang Member, The National Committee for Investigation of the Truth about the Jeju 4.3 Incident


Discussion and Q&A



02:15pm – 02:25pm ET


Coffee Break Coffee and light refreshments will be provided


02:25pm – 03:55pm ET


Panel II

Moderator Dr. Sung-Yoon Lee Kim Koo-Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies and Assistant Professor, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Panelists Dr. John Merrill Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University; Former Chief of the Northeast Asia Division, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State

Dr. Hojun Huh Head of Research, The Jeju 4.3 Research Institute


Dr. Charles Kraus Deputy Director, History and Public Policy Program, Wilson Center


Dr. Bruce Cumings (invited) Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of History and the College, University of Chicago


Discussion and Q&A


03:55pm – 04:30pm ET


Reception Reception location TBC.


04:30pm – 04:30pm ET

Adjournment Thank you for attending

04:30pm – 06:00pm ET

Private Roundtable: U.S.-South Korea Dialogue (By-invitation-only)

Ms. Jae-Jung Lee, Member of the ROK National Assembly Mr. Han-kyu Kim, Member of the ROK National Assembly

Co-Moderators: Dr. Sue Mi Terry and Dr. Chung-In Moon






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