Korea, the United States, and the Indo-Pacific Framework for Prosperity: Responding to Challenges and Transforming Economies
December 6th, 2022 12:00PM -1:00PM
This event is a FREE Virtual Program.
South Korea continues to be an indispensable ally of the United States especially as the U.S. works to bring its allies in the Indo-Pacific region closer together through the recently announced Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity. With a focus on transforming the clean energy, digital, and technology sectors of the now 14 partner states and protecting these allies and in particular strengthening the resilience of fragile supply chains from outside economic coercion tactics.
Join the World Affairs Council for a virtual panel discussion on December 6 at 12 PM PT that assesses the pillars of this new framework and the challenges and opportunities for Korea and other partner states as they work with the United States to establish a regional rules-based order.
About the Speakers
Emily Benson is a senior fellow with the Scholl Chair in International Business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Her interests include export controls, the geopolitics of commerce, and the intersection of climate and trade. Emily formerly worked in transatlantic affairs at the Bertelsmann Foundation, where she focused on digital regulation, including coauthoring a report with U.S. and European legislators entitled “The Human Program: A Transatlantic AI Agenda for Reclaiming Our Digital Future.” Emily also previously worked to fight the illicit trade of art and antiquities from conflict zones and worked for several years in international law, focusing on export controls, sanctions, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She also completed a traineeship with the trade section of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. Her work has been featured in Le Monde, The Guardian, and on several international radio programs. She holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Geneva and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and political science from the University of Colorado. She has lived in France, Indonesia, and Switzerland.
Yong-Chool Ha is Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Social Science. His primary academic interests have been comparative politics and society with a particular focus on late coming nations (Korea, Japan, Prussia, China and the Soviet Union), Soviet and Russian politics, Russian Far East Korean domestic and international politics, inter-Korean Relations and East Asian regional politics and international theories in East Asia.