The Council of Councils Thirteenth Annual Conference

  • 2024-05-19

About the Council of Councils (CoC)

Composed of leading global think tanks from twenty-four countries, CoC is a network designed to facilitate candid, not-for-attribution dialogue and consensus-building among influential opinion leaders worldwide. Its ultimate purpose is to inject the conclusions of its deliberations into high-level foreign policy circles within member countries.

Since its creation in 2011 by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), EAI has been a founding member of the Council of Councils, representing South Korea. By participating in annual dialogues with other CoC members, EAI contributes to discussions on effective policy responses to various issues, threats, and opportunities, promoting cooperation among international think tanks.


The Council of Councils Thirteenth Annual Conference

On May 19-21, 2024, the CFR hosted the CoC Thirteenth Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Professor Yul Sohn (President, EAI; Yonsei University) and Professor Chaesung Chun (Chair, EAI National Security Research Center; Seoul National University) attended the conference as the EAI delegation.

Participants discussed seven major themes:

- Geopolitics and the Future of World Order

- The Russia-Ukraine War

- Geopolitics, Diplomacy, and AI

- Common Challenges Think Tanks Face

- The 2024 U.S. Presidential Election

- The Breakdown of the Global Economic Consensus

- The Israel-Hamas War


Event Documents and Links

For more details about the event, click on this LINK.

To read Prof. Yul Sohn’s briefing memo on “Rebuilding of the Global Economic Consensus,” click HERE.

To read Prof. Chaesung Chun’s briefing memo on “Advancing U.S.-Led Alliance Dynamics in Response to Global Geopolitical Threats,” click HERE.


The Council of Councils Thirteenth Annual Conference