Program of the 2015 Annual Meeting

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Seoul, Korea, April 24-26, 2015

At the Conrad Seoul Hotel

Conference Chairman: Yasuchika Hasegawa, Chaiman of the Board, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; former Chairman, Japan Association of Corporation Executives (Keizai Doyukai), Tokyo

Host Country Chairman: Hong Seok-Hyun, Chairman and CEO, Joong Ang Media Network (JMnet), Seoul; former Korean Ambassador to the United States

FRIDAY, APRIL 24

19:00   Opening Dinner (informal “get-together”/ buffet)

SATURDAY, APRIL 25

9:00–9:30          
Opening Remarks by the Conference & Host Country Chairmen

9:30–10:45                                              
REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Political & Economic Situation and Global Implications
Chair: Stephen W. Bosworth, Chair, U.S.-Korea Institute, Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies; Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge; former U.S. Ambassador to Republic of Korea 
Panel: Hahm Chaibong, President, Asan Institute for Policy Studies 
Jung Ku-hyun, President, The Seoul Forum for International Affairs
Ryu Jin Roy, Chairman & CEO, Poongsan Corporation
 

11:00–12:30           
CHINA: How does China View Itself in the World?
Chair:  Joseph S. Nye, Jr., University Distinguished Service Professor, John F. Kennedy    School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge; former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs 
Keynote Speaker: Li Zhaoxing, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of China and Chairman of the   Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Peoples’ Congress; former Ambassador to the U.S. and Permanent Representative to the U.N., Beijing 
Panel: Lawrence Lau, The Ralph & Claire Landau Professor of Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong 
Wu Xinbo, Director, Center for American Studies; Executive Dean, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai

12:30–14:00        
LUNCH                                 
Introduction: Ryu Jin Roy, Chairman and CEO, Poongsan Corporation, Seoul 
Keynote Speaker: Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State; former Chairman, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff 

14:10–15:45       
THE MIDDLE EAST
Chair: Bilahari Kausikan, former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
Panel: Dennis B. Blair, former U.S. Director of National Intelligence and Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command 
Karen Elliott House, Writer, Princeton; former Publisher, The Wall Street Journal 
Vivek Katju, former Ambassador and Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, India

The Oil & Energy Scene
Khalid A. Al-Falih, President and Chief Executive Officer, Saudi Arabian Oil  Company (Saudi Aramco), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

in conversation with

Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, former Chairman Royal Dutch/Shell Group 

16:00-17:15        
EAST ASIA: Geopolitical Situation
Chair: Han Sung-Joo, Chairman, The International Policy Studies Institute of Korea (IPSIKOR), Seoul; former Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs; former Korean Ambassador to the United States 
Panel: Hitoshi Tanaka, Chairman, Institute for International Strategy (IIS), Japan Research Institute; former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs 
Jusuf Wanandi, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Indonesia), Jakarta 
Ruan Zongze, Vice President of China Institute of International Studies, Beijing 

18:15       
COCKTAIL IN THE GARDEN

19:00
DINNER AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY HALL
Introduction: Hong Seok-Hyun, Chairman and CEO, Joong Ang Media Network (JMnet)
Welcome remarks: Chung Ui-hwa, Speaker, National Assembly of Republic of Korea
Keynote Speaker: Lee Hong Koo, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea; former Minister of Unification
Toasting Remarks: Lee Jay Y., Vice Chairman, Samsung Electronics

SUNDAY, APRIL 26
9:30–11:00        
ENERGY SECURITY & CLIMATE CHANGE: Trilateral task Force REPORT
Chair: Samir Brikho, Chief Executive, Amec Foster Wheeler, London
Panel: Edmond Alphandéry, President, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels; former Minister of Economy and Finance; former Chairman, Electricité de France
Michael Levi, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations; Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, New York           Nobuo Tanaka, President, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Tokyo; former Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)
 

11:15-12:45                
GLOBAL HEALTH: Trilateral task Force REPORT
Chair: Wendy Dobson, Professor and Co-Director, Institute for International Business, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; former Canadian Associate Deputy Minister of Finance 
Panel: Louise Fresco, President of the Executive Board, Wageningen University & Research Centre, The Netherlands; Member of the Board, Unilever, London 
Pablo Kuri, Under Secretary for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Ministry of Health, Mexico City
Phua Kai Hong, Professor, Health and Social Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of  Public Policy, National University of Singapore

12:45–14:15  
LUNCH
RUSSIA: Between East and West?
Introduction: Paula J. Dobriansky, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge; former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs 
Keynote Speaker: Alexei Kudrin, Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University; co-Chairman, the Civic Initiatives Committee; former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Russian Federation

14:30–16:00         
THE WORLD ECONOMY I: Economic and Financial Issues 
Chair: Roberto F. de Ocampo, Chairman, Board of Advisors, RFO Center for Public Finance & Regional Economic Cooperation, Manila; former Philippine Secretary of Finance 
Panel: Shankar Acharya, Chairman, Kotak Mahindra Bank; Honorary Professor, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER); former Chief Economic Adviser to Government of India 
Martin Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge; former Chairman, U.S. President’s Council of Economic Advisors 
Sakong Il, Chairman & CEO, Institute for Global Economics (IGE), Seoul; former Minister of Finance and Chairman, Presidential Committee for 2010 G20 Seoul Summit 
Jean-Claude Trichet, Chairman, Group of Thirty; Chairman, BRUEGEL Institute; Honorary Governor, Banque de France; former President of the European Central Bank, Paris 

16:15-17:45         
THE WORLD ECONOMY II: FROM A MULTI-LATERAL TO A MULTI-POLAR TRADE ORDER? 
Chair: John Manley, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE), Ottawa; former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance 
Panel: Yasuchika Hasegawa, Chairman, Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai), Tokyo; Chairman of the Board, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Tokyo 
Carla Hills, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hills & Company, Washington, D.C.; former U.S. Trade Representative; former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development 
Heinrich Weiss, Chief Executive Officer, SMS Group, Düsseldorf; former Chairman,,German-Russian Chamber of Commerce; former Chairman, German-Chinese Business Council; former Chairman, Economic Advisory Council of the CDU-Party

17:45-18:00  CONCLUDING SESSION
Closing remarks of the Trilateral Chairmen

19:00  COCKTAIL followed by informal seated closing DINNER  

The next Trilateral Commission Plenary Meeting will be held in Rome/Italy from Friday, April 15 through Sunday April 17, 2016
 

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