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June 2018

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

June 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm UTC+2
The Hotel, Room 26.3 (Boulevard de Waterloo  38, 1000 Brussels)

Programme: 14.00 - 14.05 Welcome remarks: Dr Ramon Pacheco Pardo, KF-VUB Korea Chair, Institute for European Studies, VUB 14.05 - 14.15 Opening address: HE Kim Hyoung-zhin, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Belgium and the EU 14.15 - 15.30 Panel 1: ASEM & Korea-EU Political and Security Cooperation: Moving to the Next Level Chair: Dr Tongfi Kim, Senior Researcher, KF-VUB Korea Chair, Institute for European Studies, VUB & Assistant Professor, Vesalius College Speakers: Ms Shada Islam, Director of Policy, Friends of Europe Dr Jun…

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

June 13, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 5:45 pm UTC+1
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. Participants: Victor Cha, Senior Adviser and Korea Chair, Center for…

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Joint CSIS Korea Chair & KF-VUB Korea Chair roundtable: Towards Peace in the Korean Peninsula? Assessing a Spring of Summits

June 14, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm UTC+2
Korean Cultural Center, Brussels

The KF-VUB Korea Chair and the CSIS Korea Chair invite you to a discussion about recent and upcoming developments in the Korean Peninsula, including the scheduled summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, two inter-Korean summits between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Kim, and Kim's two visits to China. The event is held on 14 June, from 16.30 to 18.00 at the Korean Cultural Center (Regentschapsstraat 4, 1000 Brussel).   Speakers:  Ambassador of the…

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September 2018

Report Launch: Negotiating the Peace: Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula

September 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+1
Committee Room 8, House of Commons Westminster London United Kingdom + Google Map

The Henry Jackson Society is organising the launch of a HJS Report on Negotiating the Peace: Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula, by invitation of Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP, with the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Park Enna in attendance, and in collaboration with Kings College London and the School of Oriental and African Studies. The past 18 months have seen an immense amount of economic, diplomatic, and even military activity relating to the Korean Peninsula. The development of a…

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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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