Recent Conferences & Workshops
Following are conferences and workshop that have taken place since 2016. Please visit our archived conference and workshop page for a list of earlier conferences and workshops.
- JapanTriLatJune2016/japanTrilat0616.php: Building Capacity in Northeast Asia and in the Broader Indo-Pacific Region
- June 17, 2016, Washington, D.C.
This second of two high-level trilateral workshop was a key element of IFPA's research project "The U.S.-Japan-ROK Strategic Triangle and Maritime Security: Building Capacity in Northeast Asia and in the Broader Indo-Pacific Region." The meeting drew together over fifty senior officials and subject matter experts from the United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, as well as from Australia, given that country’s close security ties with the other three nations in the maritime realm. Among the more prominent speakers were Ambassador Sung Kim, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Korea and Japan and Special Representative for North Korean Policy; Abraham Denmark, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia; and Vice Admiral Robert L. Thomas, Jr., USN, Director of the Navy Staff and former Commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet. The Japanese delegation included former Vice Minister of Defense for International Affairs Hideshi Tokuchi and former Administrative Vice Minister of Defense Masanori Nishi, while the ROK delegation included former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Sung Han Kim and former Ambassador for National Security Affairs Dr. Chung Min Lee.