[Seminar] Assessing Northeast Asia Nuclear Domino
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[Seminar] Assessing Northeast Asia Nuclear Domino

APLN is co-hosting an International Joint Seminar “Assessing Northeast Asia Nuclear Domino: North Korean Nuclear Threat and South Korean Responses” with The Sejong Institute, The Research Institute of National Security Affairs of the Korea National Defense University, The Korea Nuclear Policy Society, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Pugwash Japan supported by the Open Society Foundations.

The seminar will be taking place between 9:00 am-11:30 am on Friday, May 14, 2021 (KST).

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NH-yNc46SgWA2jLBlxZn2Q

Please see below for the program agenda and detailed information.

* The seminar will be in Korean whilst simultaneous translation in English provided.


Moderator: Youngjun Kim, Korea National Defense University (KNDU)
09:00-09:10 Opening Remarks
  • Jong Cheol Kim, President of Korea National Defense University (KNDU)
  • Haksoon Paik, President of the Sejong Institute
  • Sang Hyun Lee, President of Korea Nuclear Policy Society (KNPS) and Senior Research Fellow at the Sejong Institute
09:10-09:20     Introductory Speech                                                                                                              
  • Chung-in Moon, Chairman of the Sejong Institute and Vice-Chairman of Asia Pacific Leadership Network (APLN)
09:20-10:00 Presentation                                                                                                                          
  • Jungsup Kim, Senior Research Fellow at the Sejong Institute and Former Deputy Defense Minister “Assessing North Korea’s Nuclear and Missile Threats: An Update”
  • Wooksik Cheong, President of Korea Peace Network
    “South Korean Debates on Countervailing Strategies: Independent Nuclear Weapons, Retransfer of American Tactical Nukes, and NATO-style Nuclear Sharing”
  • Jiyoon Kim, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Democracy Studies and Education
    “South Korean Attitudes toward the Nuclear Weapons Development: A Survey Analysis”
10:00-11:30   Discussion                                                                                                                              
  • Peter Hayes, Director of Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability, Research Director at APLN
  • Sang Hyun Lee, President of Korea Nuclear Policy Society
  • Toby Dalton, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Jon Wolfsthal, Former Special Assistant to President Obama for Nonproliferation
  • Sangchul Lee, Former Deputy National Security Advisor to the ROK President Moon
  • Tatsujiro Suzuki, Vice Director and Professor at the Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition (RECNA)