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March 2021

Peacebuilding on the Korean Peninsula: U.S. and European Perspectives

March 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+1
Online

How can the two Koreas move towards establishing a sustainable peacebuilding process?  Are they in the “driver’s seat” or are other external factors dictating the process?  How can the international community contribute to the peace process? Join the KF-VUB Korea Chair and the United States Institute of Peace on Wednesday March 24 at 16.00 PM for a panel discussion on U.S. and European perspectives on how to achieve peace and reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula, and whether similar processes in other regions provide any helpful lessons.

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April 2021

Connecting Eurasia: Views from Europe, Korea and Asia

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am UTC+2
Online

Connectivity has moved from buzzword to reality. A few examples of this are the EU's Connecting Europe & Asia strategy, South Korea's New Southern Policy and Northern Economic Cooperation, and connectivity strategies from ASEAN. China and Japan also seek to build digital, infrastructure, energy and people-to-people bridges across Eurasia. What are the similarities and differences between the strategies of Europe, Korea and other Asian countries? Is there scope for cooperation between these strategies or are they bound to lead to competition and tensions? Join us on April 27 for a discussion on connectivity across Eurasia.

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June 2021

North Korea Beyond the Six Parties: Examining ties with Central Asia, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa

June 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm UTC+2
Online

What do North Korea’s foreign affairs and  policy priorities look like beyond the six-party countries? Please join the Stimson Center and the KF-VUB Korea Chair at the Brussels School of Governance for a roundtable discussion on North Korea’s underexamined relationships with countries in Central Asia, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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16th Jeju Forum for Peace & Prosperity: Reconsidering Arms Control with Nuclear North Korea

June 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm UTC+2
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North Korea conducted its first nuclear test in 2006. Fifteen years later, Pyongyang is in possession of an estimated 30 to 60 nuclear warheads, which its missiles can potentially carry all the way to the White House. The Biden Administration is the fourth in a row in the US that has to contend with a nuclear North Korea. Both sanctions and negotiations have failed to solve the North Korean nuclear conundrum. And as long as North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme continues to be a problem to solve, peace on the Korean Peninsula will be but a dream. Could an arms control deal be the key to the resolution to North Korea’s nuclear issue and unlock peace between the two Koreas?

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October 2021

Brussels Korea Forum

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

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. 

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