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Report Release: New Beginnings

On the eve of President Obama's reported first meeting with President Lee Myung-bak, the "New Beginnings" policy study group will release its recommendations to the Obama administration for strengthening U.S.-South Korean relations, and a panel of New Beginnings members will discuss the report. 

The Korea Society and Stanford University's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center established the New Beginnings project last year to support an updating and expansion of the alliance based on the election of new leaderships in both countries.

Panelists include former Under Secretary of State Michael H. Armacost, former Ambassador to Korea Thomas Hubbard, Korea Society President Evans J. R. Revere, Shorenstein APARC Director Gi-Wook Shin, Korea Economic Institute President Charles "Jack" L. Pritchard, and US-Korea Institute at SAIS Chairman Don Oberdorfer.