The International Conference on the Territory and Maritime Issues

The International Conference on the Territory and Maritime Issues

Sovereignty over Dokdo from the Historical, Political, and Cultural Prospective

Co-organized by
Korean-American University Professors Association (KAUPA)
Northeast Asian History Foundation (NAHF)
and
Supported by
College of Engineering, The University of Rhode Island (URI)

Friday, June 5
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Reception and Welcoming Dinner

Saturday June 6, 2015
8:00am - 9:00pm
Conference

Omni Providence Hotel
1 West Exchange Street
Providence, RI 02903

8:00 – 9:00 REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

9:00 – 9:30 OPENING CEREMONY

Hosts: Harlan M. Doliner, Adj. Professor. Roger Williams University Law School
Ki-Hyon Kinney Kim, Prof. of Physics, North Carolina Central Univ.

Introduction: K. Wayne Lee, President of Korean-American University Professors Association (KAUPA) and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Rhode Island (URI)

Welcoming Remarks:
Raymond M. Wright, Dean of Engineering, URI
Song Jun Ohm, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Boston
Euy-Sang Yoo, Ambassador for Geographic Naming, Northeast Asian
History Foundation (NAHF)

9:30 – 10:15 KEYNOTE SPEECH

James Kraska, Professor of Ocean Law and Policy, Stockton Center for the Study of International Law, U.S. Naval War College, “The International Law of Territorial and Maritime Disputes in East Asia”

10:15 – 10:30 PHOTO SESSION & COFFEE BREAK

10:30 – 12:30 SESSION 1: SOVEREIGNTY OVER DOKDO

Chair: Jonathan M. Gutoff (Prof. of Law, Roger Williams University)
Terence Roehrig (Prof. of National Security Affairs, U.S. Naval War College) “Dokdo, Takeshima, or Liancourt Rocks: The United States and the Korea/Japan Island Issue”
Jino Kwak (Research Fellow, NAHF)
“Japan's Claim over Dokdo and its Limits; Through Records”
Sung-Yoon Lee (Kim Koo-Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies and Assistant Professor at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University) “Delimiting United Korea’s Borders: Leverage Japan’s Strategic Interests in the Korea Peninsula ”
Suk Kyoon Kim (ROKCG Ret. and Visiting Scholar in Residence at the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law) “Maritime Disputes in Northeast Asia”

Discussants:
Andy Norris (Prof. of Maritime Security, U.S. Naval War College)
Hai-Ung Jung (Former Ambassador, Legal Advisor to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea)
Jieun Park (Doctoral Student of Political Science, Georgia State University)

12:30 – 14:00 LUNCH BREAK

14:00 – 15:45 SESSION 2: COUNTRY PROSPECTIVES AND POSIBLE RESOLUTION

Chair : Myung Jong Lee (Prof. of Computer Eng, NY City Univ.)
Edward Kwon (Prof. of political Science, Northern Kentucky Univ.) Shinzo Abe’s Flimsy Scheme of Territorial Claim over Korea’s Dokdo Islets
Jongnam Choi (Prof. of Geography, Western Illinois University) An Introduction of Dokdo Lesson Plans for American Students
Stephen (Jumyong) Lee and Jichul Jang (Prof. of Hospitality Management, Kansas State Uiversity) The Potential of Dokdo and East Sea as a Tourism Destination
Seoung-Keun Hong (Director of Dokdo Research Institute, NAHF) “U.S. Government’s Perspective on Dokdo in 1950s”

Discussants: Harlan M. Doliner (Adj. Prof. of Maritime Law, Roger Williams University Law School)
Sunwoong Kim (Prof. of Economics, U of Wisconsin at Milwaukee)

15:45 – 16:00 COFFEE BREAK

16:00 – 18:00 ROUND TABLE : POLITICAL, SYMBOLIC, PSYCHOLOGICAL, STRATEGIC AND ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES ON DOKDO

Moderator: Prof. Nakho Sung (Prof. of Chemical Eng., Tufts University)
Panel: Mark Selden (Senior Research Associate, Cornell University)
Paul Huth (Prof. of Political Science, U of Maryland and the Editor of the Journal of Conflict Resolution)
Uk Heo (Distinguished Prof. of Political Science, UW-Milwaukee)
Young B. Choi (Prof. of Information Systems Technology, Regent University)
Thomas Oh (Prof. of Information Sciences, Rochester Inst of Tech)
Hai-Ung Jung (Former Ambassador, Legal Advisor to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea)
Euy-Sang Yoo (Ambassador for Geographic Naming, NAHF)
18:00 – 18:15 CLOSING REMARKS: K. Wayne Lee, KAUPA President

Recess

19:00 – 21:00 BANQUET Hosted by: Honorable Consul General Song Jun Ohm
Solo and Duet by KAUPA Music Committee (Prof. In Dal Choi, Prof. Youngsuk Kim, Woonjung Kim and Ryu-Kyu

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