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Brussels Korea Forum 2021

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:20 pm UTC+2

October 14, 2021, 11 AM

About the Seminar

On 14th October, KF-VUB Korea Chair is hosting the Brussels Korea Forum at the Renaissance Brussels hotel. This is set to become the preeminent event for a Brussels and European audience to learn about and discuss Korean affairs. Our aim is for the forum to become the leading venue for policy-makers, researchers, academics and other interested parties to discuss Korean Peninsula security and South Korea-Europe relations, together with their Korean counterparts. 

The forum will have three panels focusing on Korean Peninsula security, South Korean and European perspectives on global security, and South Korea and Europe in Global Economic Governance.

 
Welcome Remarks (11.00-11.05)
Ramon Pacheco Pardo, Chairholder, KF-VUB Korea Chair, CSDS, Brussels School of Governance
Luis Simon, Director and Research Professor, CSDS, Brussels School of Governance
 
Panel 1: Korean Peninsula Security (11.05-12.20)
Kim Chang-beom, Advisor, Center for Strategic and Cultural Studies (CSCS) & Former ROK Ambassador to the European Union (2012-15)
Kim Saeme, KF Indo-Pacific Programme Visiting Fellow, RUSI
Kim Won-soo, Distinguished Professor, Yonsei University & Former United Nations Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs (2015-17) 
Ramon Pacheco Pardo, Chairholder, KF-VUB Korea Chair, CSDS, Brussels School of Governance
Moderator: Luis Simon, Director and Research Professor, CSDS, Brussels School of Governance
 
 
Lunch break (12.20-13.35)
 
Panel 2: South Korean and European Perspectives on Global Security (13.35-14.50)
Kim Sung-Hwan, Chairman, East Asia Foundation & Former ROK Minister of Foreign Affairs (2010-13)
Tongfi Kim, Senior Researcher, KF-VUB Korea Chair, CSDS, Brussels School of Governance
Janka Oertel, Director, Asia Programme, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)
Sheen Seong-Ho, Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University
Moderator: Eva Pejsova, Senior Japan Fellow, CSDS, Brussels School of Governance
 
 
Panel 3: South Korea and Europe in Global Economic Governance (15.00-16.15)
Karel De GuchtChairman and President, Brussels School of Governance & Former EU Commissioner for Trade (2010-14)
Eun Mee Kim, President, Ewha Womans University
Kim Jong Hoon, Chairman, SK Innovation Board & Former ROK Minister for Trade (2007-2011)
Michael Reiterer, Distinguished Professor, Brussels School of Governance & Former EU Ambassador to the ROK (2017-20) (TBC)
Moderator: Linde Desmaele, Phd Researcher, KF-VUB Korea Chair, CSDS, Brussels School of Governance
 
 
Closing Address (16.15-16.20)
H.E. Yoon Soongu, Republic of Korea Ambassador to the European Union and Belgium

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Details

Date:
October 14
Time:
11:00 am - 4:20 pm UTC+2

Organizers

KF-VUB Korea Chair
Centre for Security, Diplomacy & Strategy (CSDS) of the Brussels School of Governance
Korea Foundation

Venue

Renaissance Brussels hotel