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Joint Chatham House KF-VUB Chair roundtable: Assessing the Moon Administration One Year On

Wednesday 13 June, 13.15 – 17.45
Venue: Chatham House, London (10 St James’s Square)

This roundtable will assess the first year in office of the Moon Jae-in administration in South Korea. It will examine the government’s progress on issues of economic reform and corporate governance, including limiting corruption and enhancing the transparency of the country’s chaebol. It will also consider political representation, government legitimacy and participatory politics in the context of the 2016-17 Candlelight Protests, including the impact of the Internet and social media.

Invitation only: Roundtable discussion on spring of diplomacy in the Korean Peninsula

Tuesday 12 June, 08.30 – 09.30

This event will feature Professor Kim Sung-han, Dean, Graduate School of International Studies of Korea University, and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea (2012-13). Professor Kim will discuss 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.

Korea-EU Relations at 55: Leveraging ASEM in Uncertain Times

Tuesday 12 June, 14.00 – 17.30
Venue: The Hotel, Grand Ballroom I & II (Boulevard de Waterloo  38, 1000 Brussels)

Welcome remarks and opening address will be given by Dr Ramon Pacheco Pardo, KF-VUB Korea Chair, and Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Belgium and the EU, HE Kim Hyoung-zhin. During the first panel, Korea-EU political and security cooperation will be discussed by various speakers such as Ms Shada Islam, Director of Policy, Friends of Europe and professor Kim Sung-han, Dean, Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University & Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Korea. It will be followed by a second panel on Korea-EU economic relations.

KF-VUB Korea Chair Press Event

Monday 28 May, 10.00 – 11.00 KST
Venue: Korea Foundation Global Center, Seminar Room, 19th floor, (Mirae Asset CENTER 1 Building West Tower, 67 Suha-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul)

The press event will be held in the seminar room on the 19th floor of the Korea Foundation Global Center in Seoul (Mirae Asset CENTER 1 Building West Tower, 67 Suha-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul). It is held in the framework of a KF-VUB Korea Chair presentation week that will feature daily visits to a wide range of Korean government institutions, universities and organisations based in Seoul.

Inter-Korean Summit: KF-VUB Korea Chair Live From Seoul

27 April 2018 – 9.15 AM  CET (4.15 PM KST)

Don’t miss our real-time analysis of the Inter-Korean Summit. The KF-VUB Korea Chair will broadcast live from Seoul on 27 April at 4.15 PM KST (9.15 AM CET). Guests include Professor Robert E. Kelly (Pusan National University), Dr Jina Kim (Korea Institute for Defence Analyses) and Dr Michito Tsuruoka (Keio University). Dr Ramon Pacheco Pardo (KF-VUB Korea Chair) will present. 

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