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Denuclearizing the Peninsula? Strategic Outlook for the U.S. and South Korea

November 09, 2022

The Republic of Korea has been a strategic U.S. military and economic ally since the 1950s. With regional tensions with China at an all-time high, a new Korean President since May, and global trade experiencing massive disruption, what does the future of the strategic U.S.-Korea relationship look like? And how might they jointly, or multilaterally, continue to thwart the threats from ongoing missile tests and nuclear program development from the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK)?

To examine this question, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) will host a delegation including representatives from the Korea Economic Institute, the Korean Embassy and the U.S. Department of State. Ms. Hannah Cha , a Cleveland native who currently serves as the DPRK Unit Chief in the Office of Korea-Mongolia Affairs, will represent the State Department. She previously served as a Political Officer overseeing the DPRK portfolio at the U.S. Embassy Seoul, following a one-year diplomatic exchange at the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in their Bureau of Public Diplomacy. Dr. Clint Work, Director of Academic Affairs, will represent the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI).

CCWA has been selected for the “Engage America: Future of Korea 2022” project, a partnership between the World Affairs Councils of America and the Korea Economic Institute (KEI). KEI’s Future of Korea is an outreach program that strengthens interest in U.S.-Korea relations with community members, business leaders, and students outside of the DC metropolitan area. KEI hosts a series annually with leading local World Affairs Councils throughout the United States.


5:30 PM Reception

6:00 PM Program begins

6:45 PM Q&A

7:15 PM Program concludes

Admission: Non-Members $25; Members $15; Students admitted free with support from the Dr. and Mrs. Wael and Sawssan Khoury Students’ Fund.

Location: Residence Inn by Marriott-   527 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44115. 

Parking: The Residence Inn valet parking stand is located at 527 Prospect Ave E. Additional parking options include the Arena Stadium Parking located at 522 Prospect Ave E. or the Euclid Prospect Gateway Garage located at 708 Prospect Ave E. 

Registration: Register is now closed. Please contact Amy Moniot with any questions at amoniot@ccwa.org or call 216 255 9006.



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Questions? Contact Amy Moniot, Manager of Programming at amoniot@ccwa.org / 216 255 9006.


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