KF-VUB Korea Chair and CSIS Korea Chair jointly organised a discussion about the recent flurry of diplomatic activities in the Korean Peninsula, including the main takeaways of the inter-Korean summit, the significance of the summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, and the prospects of denuclearization and peace with North Korea.
Featuring: Dr. Victor Cha (CSIS Korea Chair), HE Kim Hyoung-zhin (Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Belgium and the EU), Dr. Janka Oertel (Transatlantic Fellow in the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States), and Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo (KF-VUB Korea Chair).
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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 including nuclear weapons and WMD, trade, finance, cyber security, counter-terrorism, climate change, science and technology, among others.
The Chair holder is Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo who is also a Senior Lecturer at King’s College London.
Read the KF-VUB Korea Chair booklet for more information.