The Asia Foundation’s 60th Anniversary Celebration in Korea
Event: Thursday, November 6, 2014
The Asia Foundation improves lives and helps societies flourish. Guided by a vision for a peaceful, just, and thriving Asia, we are marking our 60 years through a year-long, global conversation on the critical issues facing Asia today.
The Asia Foundation and Friends of The Asia Foundation Korea (FOTAF) will jointly host a symposium, a panel discussion with former Korea Country Representatives, and a celebratory dinner in Seoul, Korea, on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at The Plaza Hotel to commemorate the Foundation’s 60th Anniversary, which also coincides with the ten-year anniversary of FOTAF.
The day-long event begins with the “America’s Role in Asia” Roundtable, featuring David M. Lampton, The Asia Foundation’s Chairman of the Board, as the keynote speaker. The roundtable will be followed by a panel discussion featuring five former Korea Country Representatives, whose tenures ranged from 1963 to 2014. Lastly, the 60th Anniversary Reception and Dinner will feature Ambassador Michael H. Armacost giving special remarks.
60th Anniversary Honorary Committee Chairs
Chairman, Korean-American Association
Chairman, JoongAng Media Network
Chairman, World Peace Forum
60th Anniversary Honorary Committee Members
FDI Ombudsman, KOTRA
President, The Asia Foundation
President, Sungkok Journalism Foundation
National Assembly Member
Member of Council, The One Law Firm
Kim Eun Mee
Dean, Ewha Womans University GSIS
President, Seoul Financial Forum
Chairman, Seoul Forum
CEO, Hansoll Textile
Executive Director, Asia Future Institute
UK Ambassador to Korea
National Assembly Member
President, AIG Korea
Australia’s Ambassador to Korea
60th Anniversary Global Chairs
Trustee, The Asia Foundation
Vice Chair of the Board and Executive Committee, The Asia Foundation
12:00 p.m. Luncheon: America’s Role in Asia
Featuring guest speaker, David M. Lampton, Chairman of The Asia Foundation Board, and Hyman Professor and Director of SAIS-China and China Studies, Johns Hopkins University
1:30 p.m. Roundtable: America’s Role in Asia
“Implications of America’s Rebalancing Policy to Asia”
At this signature moment in The Asia Foundation’s history, this roundtable will provide an important forum for policymakers to share insights and perspectives on the implications of the rebalancing of American foreign policy toward the Asia-Pacific.
Featured presenters include:
David I. Steinberg, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University
Aileen Baviera, Professor, University of the Philippines
Ren Xiao, Professor, Fudan University
Kim Sung-han, Professor, Korea University and Former Vice Foreign Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki, President, American-Japan Society in Japan and Former Ambassador of Japan to the U.S.
Park Jin, Executive Director, Asia Future Institute
4:30 p.m. Former Korea Representatives Panel
David Steinberg, 1963-1968 and 1995-1998
Ben Kremenak, 1976-1981 and 1984-1991
Tam Ormiston, 1991-1994
Edward Reed, 2004-2011
Peter Beck, 2012-2014
60th Anniversary Celebration Dinner
6:15 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program
Tickets will not be mailed. RSVPs will be held at registration.
Featuring guest speaker, Ambassador Michael H. Armacost, Chairman Emeritus of The Asia Foundation Board, and Shorenstein Distinguished Fellow for Political Affairs, Asia/Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
60th Anniversary Hwangap Sponsors and Corporate Partners
Nieman Fellow Alumni
60th Anniversary Global Sponsors
Special Thanks to Institutional Partners in Korea
The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
The Kahng Foundation
Korea Development Institute (KDI)
KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
The Sungkok Foundation for Journalism
Thank you for your interest in The Asia Foundation’s 60th Anniversary Celebration in Korea.
The Asia Foundation’s Korea office and programs are supported by the Foundation’s general funds as well as by generous individual and institutional donors. For more information about The Asia Foundation’s programs in Korea, information can be found here.
The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
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