The U.S.-Japan Alliance and Rapid Change on the Korean Peninsula
Korea Summit Press Pool/Pool via Reuters
Monday, March 2:
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM PST
Tuesday, March 3:
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM PST
Complimentary parking at RAND.
About the Program
On March 2 and 3, 2020, RAND will host a two-day conference focused on the U.S.-Japan alliance and the Korean Peninsula. The event will feature keynote presentations by former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Kathleen Stephens (2008–2011) and former U.S. Forces Korea Commanding General Vincent K. Brooks (2016–2018). In addition, American and Japanese experts will present their assessments of where events are heading and the implications for the U.S.-Japan alliance of the rapidly evolving situation on the Korean Peninsula.
Conference I: March 2
The U.S.-Japan Alliance and the Changing Japan-South Korea Relationship
Amb. Kathleen STEPHENS
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, 2009–2011
President and CEO, Korea Economic Institute
The Importance of the U.S.-Japan Alliance for the U.S.-ROK Alliance
Kanda University of International Studies
Japan’s Goals and Policy Options for Its Relations with South Korea
Jeffrey W. HORNUNG
The Implications of Japan-Korea Relations for the U.S.-Japan Alliance and U.S. National Interests and Security
Conference II: March 3
The U.S.-Japan Alliance and the Continuing Threat Posed by North Korea
Gen. Vincent BROOKS (USA, retired)
Former Commanding General
U.S. Forces Korea, Combined Forces Command, and United Nations Command
The U.S.-Japan Alliance and the North Korean Threat
National Institute for Defense Studies
Japan’s View of the North Korea Challenge and How to Meet It
The North Korea Military Challenge: A U.S. View
Moderator (Both Days)
Senior Political Scientist
Register for this Event
Please register online to attend one or both days of this event. RSVP is required. No one will be admitted without an RSVP.
With questions, please contact Roshon Gibson at Roshon@rand.org.