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ACWA invites diplomats from embassies of countries that are important partners with the U.S., both in trade and politics, and long-term in addressing important global challenges. ACWA originated this program in 2005. View archives of previous participants.

In addition to the formal evening event, diplomats participate in ACWA's award-winning Global Scholars program for high-school students. ACWA also arranges sessions with executives and economists engaged in global trade in Northeast Ohio. The content of all programs is developed specifically for ACWA program attendees.

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Hilton Akron/Fairlawn


U.S.–South Korean Relations: Stabilizing Northeast Asia

Dongman Han, Minister-Counselor for Economic Affairs, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Washington, D.C.


The U.S. and South Korea are at a critical turning point in both economic and political relations. With a US $1 trillion economy, South Korea is the U.S.' seventh-largest trading partner. At the same time, 28,000 U.S. troops remain deployed in the country. Stability in Northeast Asia hinges on this vital alliance.

A new chapter in U.S.-Korea relations offers the potential to significantly and permanently upgrade not only bilateral economic relations but important strategic initiatives.

Trade relations continue to present significant challenges and opportunities. The proposed U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, KORUS FTA, is seen by many as imperative to both countries' competitiveness, regional leadership and security. The FTA faces obstacles to ratification in both Washington and Seoul.

Please join us in welcoming Dongman Han and become better acquainted with South Korea. You will have the opportunity to extend questions and comments to him immediately following his formal presentation.

Hilton Akron/Fairlawn | map
3180 West Market Street - Fairlawn
(Across from Summit Mall — Ghent Road Exit from I-77)

6:00 p.m. Registration/Cash Bar
6:45 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Formal Program, followed by Questions & Answers and Discussion

To Register for this Event

Reception - Dinner - Formal Program

Individual Registrations
Members - $35
Non-Members - $45

Formal Program Only

Individual Registrations
Members - $12
Non-Members - $15

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Registrations are due no later than Friday, February 20, 2009.

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