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October 2018

Roundtable ‘Towards Reunification or Confrontation: Assessing recent developments on the Korean Peninsula’

October 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC+2
Press Association of Madrid, Claudio Coello 98
Madrid, Spain
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Contrasting the situation on the Korean Peninsula in 2017, marked by heavy tension due to North Korea's advances in its nuclear programme, the summits held between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Presidents Moon Jae-in and Donald Trump have opened the door to a new diplomatic process. The roundtable assessed this process and how it may affect inter-Korean relations and relations between Pyongyang and the international community.

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3rd Brussels Korea Breakfast Roundtable: Where do we stand with North Korea?

October 24, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am UTC+2
Institute for European Studies, Brussels, Pleinlaan 5
Brussels, Belgium

A closed-door roundtable discussion organized by the KF-VUB Korea Chair on “Where do we stand with North Korea?” was held on 24th October 2018. Two experts briefly introduced their viewpoints on the current state of play of US-North Korea relations and inter-Korean relations. Dr. Jung H. Pak, SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies at Brookings Institution, discussed the American perspective on relations with North Korea. From 2014 to 2016, Dr. Pak served as a deputy national intelligence officer at the…

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Transatlantic and Transpacific Alliances: Deterrence and Engagement in the Korean Peninsula

October 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm UTC+2
The Hotel, Boulevard de Waterloo 38
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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The first panel will assess the role of deterrence and engagement in dealing with the nuclear and missile security threat posed by North Korea, Russia, and other illiberal countries. It will be followed by a second panel discussing how NATO members and its partners, especially the Republic of Korea and Japan, address hybrid threats from the same countries.

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November 2018

Report Launch Event: The Future of EU-Korea Relations

November 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC+2
Press Club Brussels Europe, 95 Rue Froissart
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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The EU-Asia Centre and the KF-VUB Korea Chair invite you to a panel discussion on the Future of EU-Korea relations. The strategic partnership between the EU and Korea is strong and solid, as demonstrated by the 19 October summit between Presidents Tusk and Juncker with President Moon. But there is much more the two partners could do together, as illustrated in a new policy report by the KF-VUB Korea Chair, which identifies several areas in which cooperation could be strengthened to boost bilateral ties whilst promoting global security.

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EU-Korea Business Forum organised by the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ECCK)

November 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+2
Korean Cultural Center, Brussels

This Business Forum aims build on the momentum generated by the ASEM and EU-Korea Summits on 18-19 October. It will further promote business exchanges between Europe and South Korea by exploring the investment environment in Korea. This will involve a consideration of a range of sectors combined with an assessment of the country's approach to intellectual property rights. 

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