Great Decisions Lecture Series:The Prospects for Korean Reunification (Video)

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The Foreign Policy Association
Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College

Event Details

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
Zicklin School of Business, Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Avenue
25th Street Entrance
New York, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Transcripts and Video


Event Speakers

    • Dr. Patrick M. Cronin - Panelist
      Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for a New American Security

      Patrick M. Cronin is a Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the Senior Director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University, where he simultaneously oversaw the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs.


      Dr. Cronin has a rich and diverse background in both Asian-Pacific security and U.S. defense, foreign and development policy. Prior to leading INSS, Dr. Cronin served as the Director of Studies at the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). At the IISS, he also served as Editor of the Adelphi Papers and as the Executive Director of the Armed Conflict Database. Before joining IISS, Dr. Cronin was Senior Vice President and Director of Research at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).


      In 2001, Dr. Cronin was confirmed by the United States Senate to the third-ranking position at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). While serving as Assistant Administrator for Policy and Program Coordination, Dr. Cronin also led the interagency task force that helped design the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).


      From 1998 until 2001, Dr. Cronin served as Director of Research at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Prior to that, he spent seven years at the National Defense University, first arriving at INSS in 1990 as a Senior Research Professor covering Asian and long-range security issues. He was the founding Executive Editor of Joint Force Quarterly, and subsequently became both Deputy Director and Director of Research at the Institute.  He received the Army's Meritorious Civilian Service Award upon his departure from NDU in 1997.

    • Dr. Patrick M. Cronin
    • Ambassador Gheewhan Kim - Panelist
      Consul General of the Republic of Korea in New York

      Gheewhan Kim began his post as the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in New York on April 7, 2015. Prior to his appointment, he served as the Minister for Economic Affairs at the Korean Embassy in Washington, DC from August 25, 2011 to April 2, 2015.


      His previous other duties include Director-General for Multilateral Trade in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, dealing with WTO, APEC, OECD and G20 Trade matters. He was a senior official and a chief negotiator for various WTO Doha Development Agenda negotiations, including services and fishery subsidies. Mr. Kim was also involved in FTA matters as Deputy Director-General of the FTA Policy Bureau and was chief negotiator in the Korea-Japan FTA resumption talks.


      As Head of Legal Service, Mr. Kim was responsible for WTO dispute settlement at the Ministry, where he successfully challenged countervailing measures imposed by Japan and the EU against Hynix DRAM semiconductors. He also served as Head of the Task Force for Hosting the 2012 Yeosu International Exposition.


      Since joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1983, Mr. Kim has served at various overseas posts, including the Embassy in Muscat, Oman, and the Korean Mission in Geneva, Switzerland. He worked as Counselor at the Embassies in the United Kingdom and the Russian Federation.


      Mr. Kim served as Director for Supporting North Korean Refuges at the Ministry of National Unification. Also, he served as the Coordinator at the ASEM Vision Group Secretariat, which helped 26 Wise Men of Asia and Europe prepare a vision report on Asia-Europe relations in 1999. In 2008, he was awarded a Public Service Merit Medal. He completed military service as Lieutenant at the Judge Advocate General’s Office and at the Fleet Command of the Korean Navy.

    • Ambassador Gheewhan Kim
    • Scott A. Snyder - Panelist
      Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

      Scott Snyder is a Senior Fellow for Korea studies and Director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Prior to joining CFR, Snyder was a Senior Associate in the international relations program of The Asia Foundation, where he founded and directed the Center for U.S.-Korea Policy and served as The Asia Foundation's representative in Korea (2000-2004).


      He was also a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Pacific Forum in Honolulu. Snyder has worked as an Asia specialist in the research and studies program of the U.S. Institute of Peace and as acting director of Asia Society's contemporary affairs program. He serves as co-chair of the advisory council of the National Committee on North Korea. 


      Snyder has authored numerous book chapters on Korean politics and foreign policy as well as Asian regionalism and is the author of The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash: East Asian Security and the United States (with Brad Glosserman, 2015), and China's Rise and the Two Koreas: Politics, Economics, Security (2009).


      Snyder is the co-editor of North Korea in Transition: Politics, Economy, and Society (Rowman and Littlefield, October 2012), and the editor of Middle-Power Korea: Contributions to the Global Agenda (June 2015), Global Korea: South Korea's Contributions to International Security (October 2012) and The U.S.-South Korea Alliance: Meeting New Security Challenges (March 2012). He served as the Project Director for CFR's Independent Task Force on policy toward the Korean Peninsula. He currently writes for the blog, "Asia Unbound."

    • Scott A. Snyder
    • Evans J.R. Revere - Moderator
      Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge Group

      Evans Revere is a Senior Advisor at the Albright Stonebrige Group (ASG), advising clients on entry and growth strategies throughout the Asia region, with a specific focus on Korea, China, and Japan. Revere brings decades of experience as an expert on Asia-related matters to his work with clients, including as President and CEO of The Korea Society, the leading U.S. private, non-profit organization devoted to improving U.S.-Korea relations.


      Mr. Revere is also a Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.


      Mr. Revere served as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, managing U.S. relations with the Asia-Pacific region and leading an organization of 950 American diplomats and 2,500 Foreign Service National employees.


      Previously, he was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul and served as Chargé d’Affaires. His diplomatic career included service in China, Taiwan, and Japan – and extensive experience in negotiations with North Korea.


      Mr. Revere helped launch an Independent Task Force on U.S.-China relations for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and served as the task force’s first director.


      He was a three-time winner of the State Department’s Superior Honor Award, a CFR member and a veteran of the United States Air Force.

    • Evans J.R. Revere