Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the U.S.-Korea Alliance


Co-hosted by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle and the Mansfield Center

University of Montana UC Ballroom


 Thank you for joining us.

Schedule - Monday, October 9, 2023

11:00 Kyiyo Honor Song; Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Former Governor Marc Racicot, Chair, Mansfield Advisory Board
  • Consul of the Korean Consulate General in Seattle, Cho Yoon Hee

11:15 - 12:15 Panel Discussion:  The State of the U.S.-Korea Alliance at 70

  • Former U.S. Ambassador to Korea Mark Lippert
  • Former Special Representative for the Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs
  • Ambassador Wi
  • Moderated by Dr. Karen Adams, Professor of Political Science, University of Montana

12:15 - 12:45 Lunch and Speakers: Bridging Divides and Cultural Preservation

  • Randi Edwards, Project Bridge
  • Steve Lozar, Salish Elder

2:30 - 3:45 Panel Discussion: Economic Security and U.S.-Korea Trade

  • Montana Department of Commerce Director Osterman
  • Former Ambassador Lippert
  • Professor Lee, Chung-Ang University
  • Professor Ha, University of Washington
  • Moderated by Joanna Shelton, Former Deputy Secretary General, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

3:45 - 5:00 Reception

  • Hosted by Consul of the Republic of Korea in Seattle