SAIS to Inaugurate U.S.-Korea Institute
The School of
Advanced International Studies will host the inaugural
event of the U.S.-Korea Institute on Wednesday, Oct. 4.
Christopher R. Hill, assistant secretary of state for
East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Lee Tae-Sik, ambassador
of the Republic of Korea to the United States, will give
Following the remarks, a panel discussion, "The Future
of the Korean Peninsula," will bring together five former
U.S. ambassadors to the Republic of Korea: Stephen W.
Bosworth, Donald Gregg, Thomas C. Hubbard, James T. Laney
and James R. Lilly.
The U.S.-Korea Institute is a major effort by SAIS to
improve knowledge and understanding between the United
States and Korea through academic studies, research and
outreach efforts in the Washington area and elsewhere.
Funded initially by the Korea Institute for International
Economic Policy and American friends, it will draw on the
expertise of SAIS faculty, administrators and students, and
the cooperation of existing Korea-related organizations
here and abroad. Don Oberdorfer, SAIS
journalist-in-residence, author of The Two Koreas: A
Contemporary History and retired longtime Washington
Post correspondent, is the founding chairman of the
The event will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Nitze
Building's Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should
RSVP to the institute at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-663-5830.
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