The Trump Administration’s Northeast Asia Policy: History and Security

Conference/Symposium | February 23 | 2-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Northeast Asian History Foundation, Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

This conference addresses the challenges of contemporary Northeast Asian security, focusing on the implications of the Trump administration’s policies for the region. Analyzing dynamics between U.S.-China relations and America’s two alliances (with Japan and South Korea), participants will discuss the extent to which the future security order in Northeast Asia and the Korean Peninsula will be different from or similar to those of the post-Cold War period.

In a 1.5 track dialogue, high-profile figures from the United States and South Korea will participate as presenters or discussants. In this public forum, the audience will hear from current and former top-level decision-makers along with prestigious scholars and experts.


2:00 - Welcoming Remarks

Kevin O'Brien (UC Berkeley)

Hosup Kim (Northeast Asian History Foundation)

2:15-3:45 - Session I: Challenges for Northeast Asian Security

Young Ho Kim (Korea National Defense University)

Lowell Dittmer (UC Berkeley)

Moderated by T.J. Pempel (UC Berkeley)

4:00-5:30 - Session II: The Future of the U.S.-ROK Alliance

Taehyo Kim (Sunkyunkwan University)

Shinhye Choi (UC Berkeley)

Moderated by Young-sun Ha (Seoul National University)

5:30 - Closing Remarks

Hosup Kim (Northeast Asian History Foundation)

Additional Participants:

Vinod Aggarwal (UC Berkeley)
In-Taek Hyun (Korea University)
Insun Kang (Chosun Ilbo)
Euiyoung Kim (Seoul National University)
Seojin Kim (Northeast Asian History Foundation)
Byongtaek Lee (Northeast Asian History Foundation)
Jung-Hoon Lee (Yonsei University)
Sang Hyun Lee (The Sejong Institute)
Taeku Lee (UC Berkeley)
Laura Nelson (UC Berkeley)
Julian Park (UC Berkeley)
Yul Sohn (Yonsei University)
Lynn T. White III (Princeton University)
Euysang Yoo (Northeast Asian History Foundation), 510-643-9787