Challenges and Prospect for U.S.- ROK Nuclear Cooperation Forum
Thursday, August 7 (1:30 pm - 3:30 pm) / SandPebble E

With the decline in the U.S. industrial leadership, the U.S.' leadership on global nuclear governance is being challenged. This trend is certainly not conducive to enhancing global nuclear safety and security and non-proliferation. The ROK is a late starter, yet, with mature domestic civilian nuclear power program, is rapidly emerging as a global player in nuclear industry. This forum explores the ways for the ROK and U.S. to collaborate to address these challenges in a mutually beneficial way. Prospects for the collaboration and its impact on nuclear non-proliferation and future development of nuclear power industry in both countries will also be discussed.

Man-Sung Yim

Adam Stulburg
Georgia Institute of Technology

Howard Ho Chung
Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST)

Program and Presenters

1. Siegfried Hecker, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
South Korea's Model Nuclear Energy Program

2. Man-Sung Yim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea
US-ROK Nuclear Cooperation: Historical Perspectives

3. Joonhong Ahn, University of California - Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
US-ROK Cooperation in Waste Management/Fuel Cycle Technology Development

4. Duyeon Kim, Center for Arms Control and Non-proliferation, Washington, DC
US-ROK 123 Agreement: Challenges and Prospects

5. Adam Stulberg, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
The Future of US-ROK Nuclear Cooperation