The following contains video coverage of the “Myanmar and the Two Koreas: Dangers and Opportunities” conference, held at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) on April 11, 2011. The conference was hosted by the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, Georgetown University, and the Southeast Asia Studies Program at SAIS. Presentations from the conference are available here, or download the transcript (PDF, 123 pgs).

Session I: Politics and Economics in Myanmar under a New Administration

  • Chair: David Steinberg, distinguished professor of Asian Studies, Georgetown University
  • Speakers: Khin Zaw Win, consultant and author; Priscilla Clapp, independent analyst and former U.S. chargee d’affaires in Yangon

 

Session II: Myanmar-South Korean Economic and Trade Relations

  • Chair: Thitinan Pongsudhirak, visiting professor, Southeast Asia Studies at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
  • Speakers: Taeyoon Kim, associate research fellow, Center for Regional and Economic Studies, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy; Bradley O. Babson, consultant on Asian affairs and chair of the DPRK Economic Forum at the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

Session III: Strategic Interests in Myanmar: China, India and ASEAN

  • Chair: Robert Sutter, visiting professor of Asian Studies, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
  • Speakers: Yun Sun, senior program officer, National Democrtic Institute for International Affairs; Thitinan Pongsudhirak, visiting professor, Southeast Asia Studies at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University; and Tin Maung Maung Than, senior fellow, Institute of Southeast Asia Studies

Session IV: Security Cooperation between Myanmar and North Korea

  • Chair: Joel Wit, visiting scholar, U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
  • Speakers: David Albright, physicist and president, Institute for Science and International Security; Robert Kelley, associated senior research fellow, Stockholm International Research Institute; Alexandre Mansourov, visiting scholar, U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University; Charles Pritchard, president Korea Economic Institute; Andrew Selth, research fellow, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University

Panel V: What It All Means – Implications of North and South Korean Relations with Myanmar

  • Chair: Wiliam Wise, acting director, Southeast Asia Studies at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
  • Speakers: Michael Green, senior adviser and Japan chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies and associate professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Joseph Yun, deputy assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Funding for the conference was provided by the Pacific Century Institute, U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, and the Southeast Asia Studies Program at SAIS. More information and session presentation materials are available here.