The U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS (USKI) and the Global America Business Institute (GABI) are pleased to invite you to a speaker and discussion series featuring presentations on subjects relevant to the 123 Agreement between the US and South Korea:
US 123 Agreements: Perspective of the Nuclear Industry
Guest Speaker: Amir Shahkarami, Senior Vice President and CEO, Exelon Nuclear Partners
Amir Shahkarami is Senior Vice President of Exelon Generation Company and CEO of Exelon Nuclear Partners, where he is responsible for all domestic and international business development projects. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the nuclear industry, with ten years at Exelon. Most recently, he was Exelon Nuclear Senior Vice President of Technical Services, in which he was responsible for nuclear fuel, engineering, project management, license renewal, industry organizations, innovation, and Exelon Nuclear’s international exchange program. Prior to joining Exelon, Mr. Shahkarami held several key positions of increasing responsibility at Entergy at several nuclear sites and corporate for ten years. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Engineering from Tulane University, his MBA from Mississippi College, and his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from Louisiana State University.
Monday, May 13, 2013
2:00 – 3:00pm
1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20036
Join us for a film screening of ”Unfortunate Brothers: Korea’s Reunification Dilemma”, co-hosted by the Sejong Society of Washington, D.C., the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, and the David M. Kennedy Center.
Explore the historical and current issues surrounding Korea’s unification through this provocative documentary which follows Mr. Lee, a North Korean defector attempting to adjust to his new life in South Korea. Gain a deeper understanding of the circumstances and concerns with respect to Korean unification as you watch the story unfold.
This event will be held April 26, 2013 in the Rome Auditorium. Join us for a light reception at 6:30 PM with the film commencing at 7:00 PM.
For more information or to RSVP click here.
Tuesday, October 9th from 9:30am to 11:00am
Johns Hopkins SAIS
1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington D.C. 20036
The Forum will draw from the new book by I William Zartman and Fen Osler Hampson, which lays out the different ways Talk can be used to accomplish foreign policy purposes that military might can never reach. It identifies 14 forms of negotiation and then applies them to current situations where diplomacy is needed. The discussants will help develop the theme and reflect on lessons learned in the field of diplomacy and negotiation. In the current juncture of events, the global power of talk is more needed to be deployed than ever before.
The U.S.-Korea Institute, the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, and the Committee for the Release of Shin Sook-ja, Oh Hae-won, and Oh Kyu-won hosted Dr. Oh Kil-nam, a survivor of North Korean abduction, and four other speakers on September 11, 2012. The event aimed to update the public on the ongoing campaign to rescue Dr. Oh’s wife and two daughters who are still held in North Korea. The campaign seeks to bring into light the overarching issue of political prisoner camps and foreigner abductions in North Korea via Dr. Oh’s case. Read More.
On November 15, 2011, the US-Korea Institute at SAIS and the Database Center for North Korean Human Rights will host a seminar examining the status of human rights and humanitarian efforts for North Korea and the international efforts underway to address them.
This seminar will feature expert, government and NGO perspectives, with special addresses by Ambassador Han Duk-soo, ROK Ambassador to the United States, and Governor Kim Moon-soo, Governor of Gyeonggi Province in South Korea.
For a full list of speakers and panels and to RSVP, find more information here.