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October 2020

Colombia in the Korean War: 70 years of history

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am UTC-5

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, the panel will address contextual elements about the Korean War to understand the past and the future of the relationships between South Korea and Colombia, and with other Latin American countries.

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The Korean Peninsula Faces the US Election

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+1

The result of the upcoming US president election will have a strong impact on global politics. The Korean Peninsula is no exception. President Donald Trump has made history by meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un three times, but his approach to the US-ROK alliance has brought growing tensions with South Korea. Joe Biden promises to “work with allies” including South Korea, but he has been critical of Trump’s North Korea policy.

Who might Seoul and Pyongyang want to win the election? How would Seoul and Pyongyang react to a Trump or a Biden victory? And what might be the impact of the result of the election on inter-Korean relations? This expert panel will analyse these questions.

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November 2020

The Korean Peninsula After the US Election

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm UTC+1

President Donald Trump’s first four years in the White House sparked dramatic shifts in diplomacy in Northeast Asia, including historic summits with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, protracted military negotiations with South Korea and rising strategic competition with China. What could the next four years look like for Asia if he is re-elected? And what changes and challenges might we anticipate if former Vice President Joseph Biden wins the November election?

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10th Anniversary of the EU-ROK Strategic Partnership: Reflections and Hopes

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am UTC+1

The year 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of the EU-ROK Strategic Partnership. How has the partnership evolved during these ten years? What future awaits the partnership in the context of growing US-China rivalry? And how can the partnership promote stronger bilateral diplomatic, security and economic links, as well as support multilateralism? This panel will address these questions by taking a critical look at the partnership's strengths and areas for improvement.

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December 2020

Launch event: Korea Matters for Europe/Europe Matters for Korea

December 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am UTC+1

This launch event in the Seoul Plaza Hotel will discuss the findings of the "Korea Matters for Europe/Europe Matters for Korea" research report published by KF-VUB Korea Chair, East West Center, Asan Institute for Policy Studies, and Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP). The report will be presented followed by a panel discussion.

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