The Upcoming Biden Moon Summit:
What Lies Ahead On and Around the Korean Peninsula

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea visited Washington to meet with President Biden on May 21st, 2021. Not only was he the second head of state to visit Biden, but this marked his last visit to the United States as a lame duck president. His visit, however, came at a unique time with the Congressional hearing on South Korea’s controversial anti-leaflet law held in April of 2021, and the announced rollout of the Biden administration’s North Korea policy. 


On May 17, 2021, One Korea Network (OKN) and the Committee on the Present Danger: China (Captive Nations Coalition) hosted a joint webinar to analyze President Moon’s objectives for his visit to Washington. A panel composed of defense and security experts on South Korea, North Korea, China, and the US examined Moon’s visit, the US-ROK alliance and its future prospects, and other issues including denuclearization of North Korea and China’s role in the Indo-Pacific.

 

Moderator: 

Grant Newsham

President of Korea CPAC (KCPAC), retired U.S. Marine Colonel, and former diplomat  

 

Panelists:

Frank Gaffney

Vice Chair, Committee on the Present Danger: China

 

Sung Yoon Lee

Kim Koo-Korea Foundation Professor, The Fletcher School, Tufts University  

 

Gordon Chang

Commentator, author of The Great US-China Tech War and The Coming Collapse of China  

 

Arthur Lee

Regional Director of One Korea Network; North Korean escapee  

The Birmingham Committee on Foreign Relations (BCFR) and One Korea Network (OKN) presents:
North Korea's Most Wanted

On March 3rd, 2021, the Birmingham Committee on Foreign Relations (BCFR) and OKN jointly hosted the Park Brothers – Park Sang Hak and Park Jung Oh – in the first-ever joint U.S. public appearance in an online webinar to highlight their work in sending outside information into North Korea, and the difficulties they face in their activism work, from both the North Korean AND South Korean governments.  In particular, the webinar focused on the relentless persecution of the Park Brothers by the Moon Jae In government. Joining the Park Brothers was Henry Song, human rights activist, U.S. Liaison for Fighters for Free North Korea, and Kuen Saem.

The Birmingham Committee on Foreign Relations has been the leading international study group in Alabama. The committee prides itself on the intellectual content of its meetings, the caliber of invited speakers, and the knowledge and diversity of its members. The BCFR is affiliated with the American Committees on Foreign Relations (ACFR) in Washington, D.C.

 

Speakers:
Park Sang Hak
Founder and Executive Director, Fighters for Free North Korea, and Vaclav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent Awardee, 2009.

Park Jung Oh
Founder and Executive Director, Kuen Saem, and Director of the ‘Send Rice Aid and USBs Directly to the North Korean People Project.’

Henry Song
Director of Government Relations, One Korea Network (OKN), and North Korea Human Rights Activist

Kali McNutt:
Chair, The Birmingham Committee on Foreign Relations

Restoring Public Trust in Elections and the Path Forward

In 2020 the global pandemic served as the backdrop for manipulation to occur in two of the world’s most free and fair electoral systems – namely South Korea and the United States. Allegations included misconduct in nearly every phase of the electoral process, along with media cover-up aided and abetted by Big Tech, foreign interference, and judicial negligence. 

 

As public trust in our electoral systems erodes, how can we strengthen and secure electoral infrastructure – both physical and procedural? How can leaders take measures to re-instill integrity and transparency? And what are the implications of a ‘tainted’ electoral system on a nation’s overall national security?


This timely and important webinar held on June 29th, 2021, convened a panel of electoral experts, lawyers, and scholars to consider the reforms and measures needed to protect the sanctity of future elections. The discussion considered as case studies the 2020 South Korean and US elections, but also proposed constructive solutions to improving electoral integrity. Interest in electoral integrity has never been higher. This virtual discussion came at a timely moment.

 

Conveners:

Korean Conservative Political Action Conference (Korea CPAC) 

American Conservative Union's Center to Protect Voters and Their Voices 

One Korea Network (OKN) 

Professors Solidarity for Freedom and Justice (PFJ) 

Captive Nations Coalition of the Committee on the Present Danger: China

Keynote Speakers:

Rep. Mike Johnson

U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 4th Congressional District

 

Dae-Chul Park

Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea

 

Moderator:

Grant Newsham

President of Korea CPAC (KCPAC), retired U.S. Marine Colonel, and former diplomat  

 

Panelists:

Denise Cohen

Attorney, Director of the American Conservative Union (ACU)’s Center to Protect Voters and Their Voices

 

John Mills

Former Director of Cybersecurity Policy, Strategy, and International Integration in the Office of the CIO at the Department of Defense

 

Won Mog Choi

Co-Chair of the Professors Solidarity for Freedom and Justice, Professor of Ewha Womans University (Seoul, South Korea)

Min Kyung Wook Exclusive Interview with Park Sang Hak

Former National Assemblyman Min Kyung-wook conducts an exclusive interview with Mr. Park Sang Hak in the OKN studio in Washington, D.C. on February 8, 2021. In an expansive and wide-ranging interview, conducted over two hours and divided into two separate interview clips, Mr. Min and Mr. Park discussed a variety of issues related to North Korean human rights, North Korea policy of the Moon Jae In administration, the situation of North Korean defectors in South Korea, and the work he and others are doing to send information into North Korea.  

Grant Newsham Interviews the Rev. Jun Gwang Hoon

On February 10, 2021, KCPAC President Grant Newsham interviewed the Rev. Jung Gwang Hoon on a wide range of topics, including the campaign led by Rev. Jun and his church in protesting the Moon Jae In administration, the targeting of his congregation by the Moon administration, and other topics such as the US-ROK Alliance, the dangers posed by the Moon administration, and why regime change is so important.  Other topics such as the Christian historical root of the founding of the Republic of Korea, and how the Moon government is using the COVID-19 pandemic to muzzle critics.

The Rev. Jun Gwang Hoon:
Pastor Jun is a South Korean pastor and politician. He is the Founder and Senior Pastor of the Sarang Jeil Church. His plight was highlighted in the inaugural International Religious Freedom Summit of 2021.