FPA Live: A New Chapter in the United States-Republic of Korea Relations

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Foreign Policy Association

Event Details

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
New York , NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

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Event Speakers

    • Evans J.R. Revere - Speaker
      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
    • Steve Brozak
      President, WBB Securities

      Steve Brozak is President of WBB Securities, LLC, an investment bank and research firm that specializes in the biotechnology, specialty pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. Steve is an award winning analyst whose research has been singled out from his peers for accuracy and performance year after year by the financial industry's most highly regarded rankings organizations. His research is currently monitored by the StarMine, FactSet and TipRanks Platforms. Steve has written articles and opinions for Forbes, CNN, ABC News, and Businessweek-Bloomberg on trends in the healthcare sector, and he appears regularly as a guest commentator on financial television outlets such as Bloomberg, BNN, CNN and CNBC. He has also authored pieces for Nature, The British Medical Journal and Brain Stimulation. Steve is an outspoken advocate for the absolute need for changes in how we research and finance our healthcare system. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the US Marine Corps after several deployments. After retirement he completed a three-year appointment to the Navy and Marine Corps Retiree Council under the SECNAVs authority where he focused on healthcare, and other retiree issues. Steve received both his BA and MBA from Columbia University and completed his Doctorate in Medical Humanities, DMH from Drew University for the analysis of the American healthcare system. To learn more about WBB Securities, please visit www.wbbsec.com.

    • Prof. Ji-Hwan Hwang - Speaker
      Professor, University of Seoul

      HWANG JI Hwan is Professor in the Department of International Relations at the University of Seoul. He received a B.A. in Diplomacy from Seoul National University and his M.A. in Political Science from Seoul National University and University of Colorado. He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from University of Colorado. Ji Hwan Hwang’s research interests include a diplomatic policy and Relationship between South and North Korea. He has published articles including "The Paradox of South Korea’s Unification Diplomacy: Moving beyond a State-Centric Approach", "The Two Koreas after U.S. Unipolarity: In Search of a New North Korea Policy", The Politica lImplications of American Military Policy in Korea: Learning from Theoretical and Empirical Evidences". 

    • Prof. Hang Hwi Lee - Speaker
      Professor, Ajou University

      Dr. Wang Hwi Lee is a professor for the Department of Political Science at Ajou University in Suwon, South Korea. He received his B.A. and M.A. in international relations at Seoul National University and his Ph.D. in international relations at the London School of Economics in London, England. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Center of Korea Studies at the University of Washington.

    • Prof. Tae Yong Jung - Speaker
      Professor, Yonsei University

      Dr. Tae Yong Jung is currently a professor at the GSIS and Director of Research Center for Global Sustainability in Yonsei University. Before he joined GSIS, He was a professor at the KDI School of Public Policy & Management. Prior to the KDI School, he was a Principal Climate Change Specialist at the Asian Development Bank. He was seconded to the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) located in the Republic of Korea as the Deputy Executive Director.

      Before ADB, he was working at the World Bank as a senior energy economist. He was also formerly the Project Leader in Climate Policy Project at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) of Japan and Senior Fellow and Director at Korea Energy Economics Institute.

      Educated at Seoul National University (BA) and at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (MA and Ph.D.), he was a Visiting Researcher at the US National Energy Laboratory, the Joint Global Change Research Institute, University of Maryland and a Joint Research Fellow at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), and a Visiting Fellow at Kyoto University Japan.