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Korea 101 Briefings 2018


Korea 101, Session 1: A Battle for Influence on the Korean Peninsula

Keynote Speakers: Troy Stangarone is the Senior Director of Congressional Affairs and Trade at the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI). He focuses on issues pertaining to U.S.-Korea relations, South Korea’s foreign and economic policy, and North Korea. He has worked on Korea related issues for more than a decade.
He also serves as editor for Korea’s Economy and KEI’s blog, The Peninsula. He was a 2012-2013 Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow in South Korea, sponsored by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies.

In addition to his work at KEI, Mr. Stangarone is a member of the George Mason University |Korea President’s Advisory Board, the International Council of Korean Studies Board, and the Korea-America Student Conference’s National Advisory Committee. His work has appeared in Foreign Policy, The National Interest, and the East Asia Forum, among other publications. He has also been quoted in the
Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, and has appeared as a commentator on networks such a Bloomberg News and CNBC Asia.

Prior to joining KEI, Mr. Stangarone worked on Capitol Hill for Senator Robert Torricelli on issues relating to foreign affairs and trade. He holds a MSc. in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Memphis.

Mark E. Manyin is a specialist in Asian Affairs at the Congressional Research Service (CRS), a non-partisan agency that provides information and analysis to members of the U.S. Congress and their staff. At CRS, Dr. Manyin’s general area of expertise is U.S. foreign economic policy toward East Asia, particularly Japan, the two Koreas, and Vietnam. From 2006 to 2008, he served as the head of the CRS’ 11-person Asia Section, overseeing the Service’s research on East, Southeast, and South Asia as well as Australasia and the Pacific Islands. Prior to joining CRS in 1999, Dr. Manyin completed his PhD in Japanese trade policy and negotiating behavior at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He is a former CFR term member.

Moderator: Dan Aum is the Director of the Washington, DC Office at The National Bureau of Asian Research 

Thursday, July 19, 2018. 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Location: Rayburn 2203

Korea 101, Session 2: The Future of Trade on the Korean Peninsula

Keynote Speaker: Young Jin Jang is the Minister for Economic Affairs at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Washington DC. Minister Jang has most recently worked as the Director General for Investment Policy and the Director General for Energy Policy at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. Minister Jang received his B.A. in Economics from Kyung Hee University in Korea in 1992. He graduated in 2002 with a M.A. in Economics from State University of New York.

Moderator: Eileen Block, Assistant Director, Washington, DC Office at The Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Wednesday, July 25, 2018. 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Location: Rayburn 2203

101 Briefings Reception

A chance to meet people who attended 101 briefings for ASEAN, China, and Korea, over the summer and to pick up your professional development certification.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018. 6:30-8:30 PM

Location: US-Asia Institute, 232 Capitol Street NE