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November 2020

The Korean Peninsula After the US Election

November 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm UTC+1
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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, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am UTC+1
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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, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am UTC+1
Online

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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Trade Cooperation Between Pacific Alliance Members and South Korea: Evolution and Prospects

December 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am UTC-5
Online

In the framework of the project "Exploring Trade Cooperation between South Korea and the Pacific Alliance", a second seminar on the topic of trade relations and cooperation will be presented. The aim is to focus on public and private sector's views and perspectives on the trade relationship between the Pacific Alliance (PA) and South Korea. The seminar will discuss the particular characteristics of trade and investment, as well as challenges and opportunities in light of the signed FTAs and Korea’s entry as an associate member of the Alliance.

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Engaging North Korea: Prospects, Benefits and Challenges

December 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+1
Online

Engagement is necessary to address North Korean issues, but sustained engagement has been elusive in recent years as the United States and the international community have prioritised sanctions and summits without a proper diplomatic process. Three experts discuss the prospects that diplomacy can resume following the US presidential election.

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