Pacific Asian Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission: Seoul, Republic of Korea, November 27-29, 2009

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 (10th Meeting of the Pacific Asian Group)

Sessions held at the Lotte Hotel, Seoul

Conference Chairman: Yotaro Kobayashi, Pacific Asian Chairman, Trilateral Commission; former Chairman of the Board, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Tokyo

Friday, November 27

18:30 Cocktails followed by dinner hosted by the Trilateral Commission Korean Group

OPENING REMARKS:
Yotaro Kobayashi, Pacific Asian Chairman, Trilateral Commission
Han Sung-Joo, Pacific Asian Deputy Chairman, Trilateral Commission; Chairman, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies, Seoul

THE SOCIO-POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CONDITIONS OF KOREA
Speaker: Han Seung Soo, former Prime Minister of Korea

Saturday, November 28

9:30-12:30
SESSION I: NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT
Moderator: Carolina Hernandez, Professor of Political Science, University of the Philippines, Manila; Chair of the Board of Directors, Institute of Strategic and Development Studies, Inc.
Panelists:
Kim Taewoo, Vice President, Defense Affairs Committee, Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA), Seoul
Masashi Nishihara, President, Research Institute for Peace and Security, Tokyo,
Rajiv Sikri, former Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs of India

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-17:00
SESSION II: GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS
Moderator: Ong Keng Yong, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
Panelists:
Toyoo Gyohten, President, Institute for International Monetary Affairs, Tokyo; Senior Advisor, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd
Zhang Yunling, Professor and Director, Academic Division of International Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing
Jesus Estanislao, Chairman, Institute for Solidarity in Asia, Manila; Chairman, Institute of Corporate Directors

18:30 Cocktails followed by dinner at the Park Hyatt Hotel, hosted by Yotaro Kobayashi, Pacific Asian Chairman, Trilateral Commission

THE PRESENT STATUS OF INTER-KOREA RELATIONS
Speaker: Hyun In-Taek, Minister, Ministry of Unification, Seoul

Sunday, November 29

9:30-12:30
SESSION III: GROWING INFLUENCE OF THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION AND ITS IMPLICATIONS ON GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
Moderator: Tan Sri Mohamed Jawhar, Chairman and CEO, Institute of Strategic International Studies (ISIS), Malaysia
Panelists:
Hitoshi Tanaka, Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange, Tokyo
Lee Sun-Jin, former Deputy Minister for Foreign Policy and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Seoul; former Korean Ambassador to Indonesia
Jusuf Wanandi, Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Jakarta

12:30 Closing luncheon

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