A conversation with:
Ambassador Han Duck-soo

Republic of Korea Ambassador to the United States

Ambassador Kathleen Stephen

United States Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

Graham Allison(Moderator)
Douglas Dillon Professor and Director, The Belfer Center of Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School


Ambassadors' Dialogue on Korea  Korea Economic Institute (KEI) is a not-for-profit, educational organization affiliated with the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), a public policy research institute located in Seoul and funded by the South Korean government. KEI focuses its efforts on all aspects of the U.S.-Korea relationship. One of KEI's most important missions is to broaden and deepen understanding among Americans about developments in Korea and the value of the U.S.-Korea relationship. Through its publications, outreach programs, and website, KEI offers access to current information and analysis. As part of its public affairs portfolio, each year the Korea Economic Institute organizes and leads a speaking tour to several cities in the United States. The tour-known as the Ambassadors' Dialogue on Korea-usually covers five or more cities over a one week period. The central figures on the tour are Korea's Ambassador to the United States and the U.S. Ambassador to Korea. In each city the two Ambassadors address varied audiences of civic leaders, students, veterans, local media, business representatives, and often state or local political leaders as well. These events are generally sponsored by a local organization engaged in public affairs programming, such as chapters of the World Affairs Councils of America or Councils on International Relations. The Ambassadors address the current security and economic situation on the Korean peninsula and the state of U.S.-Korean relations