Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center
The twelfth session of the Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum, held at Stanford University on June 20, 2014, convened senior South Korean and American policymakers, scholars, and regional experts to discuss North Korea policy and recent developments on the Korean Peninsula. Hosted by the Korea Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, the Forum is also supported by the Korea National Diplomatic Academy, a top South Korean think tank.
Operating as a closed workshop under the Chatham House Rule of confidentiality, the Forum allows participants to engage in candid, in-depth discussion of current issues of vital national interest to both countries. The final report compiles details from the discussions, including individual participants' policy recommendations. Topics addressed include the future of the U.S.-South Korean alliance and KORUS FTA, and a strategic vision for Northeast Asia.