4 June (Berlin)
“A Strategy Beyond Sanctions? Evaluating the Role of and Possible Initiatives by the EU in Solving the Nuclear Crisis on the Korean Peninsula”, in cooperation with SWP. Invitation only.
1 Oct (Brussels)
2 Oct (Paris)
In cooperation with IFRI
26 Oct (Washington DC)
In cooperation with Brookings Institution and Asan Institute for Policy Studies
About the Chair
The KF-VUB Korea Chair at the Institute for European Studies is the primary contact point in Europe on policy issues related to Korea and the Korean Peninsula.
A joint initiative between the Korea Foundation and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), the Chair plays a strategic role in furthering Europe-Korea relations. It builds links between Europe and Korea through a number of activities and partnerships, and contributes actively to increasing the possibilities for their future cooperation on bilateral, regional and global levels.
The KF-VUB Korea Chair was launched in Brussels in October 2017 and in Seoul in May 2018. It acts as an independent platform in Brussels and across Europe to advance academically rigorous and informed discussions on policy questions that are of relevance to the Republic of Korea and Europe. It conducts policy research and discussions on a wide range of areas, with special focus on the security of the Korean Peninsula, EU-ROK relations and South Korea’s foreign policy.
The Chair holder is Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo who is also a Reader in International Studies at King’s College London.
Read the KF-VUB Korea Chair booklet for more information.
Injuries in the DPRK: The Looming Epidemic
Mass casualty incidents such as building collapses and bus crashes are perhaps just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the injury burden in the DPRK – only the worst cases of injury are highlighted in the media. Current economic and geopolitical developments within and surrounding the DPRK point towards more future activity in sectors such as construction, traffic, and tourism. Thus, it is not unreasonable to anticipate a surge in accidents and injuries inside the DPRK. In this context, it is necessary to understand the North Korean healthcare system and its needs to be able to deal with the current and anticipated injury burden. Read more.
Survey analysis: One year after the Singapore summit
One year has passed since the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore. Diplomacy in the Korean Peninsula seems to have stalled following the failure of Trump and Kim to reach an agreement during their February 27-28 summit in Hanoi. What do the publics of the US, China, Japan and Russia think about the situation in the Korean Peninsula? Read more.
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