Brussels Korea Forum 2022

Thursday 29 September 2022, 09:00 to 15:00
Stanhope Brussels hotel

KF-VUB Korea Chair is pleased to invite you to the annual Brussels Korea Forum on 29 September at the Stanhope Brussels hotel. The forum is the preeminent event for a Brussels and European audience to learn about and discuss Korean affairs.  

The Brussels Korea Forum is 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. 

There are three panels focusing on Korea-Europe security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific and globally, Korean Pensinsula security, and South Korea and Europe in global economic governance. An excellent group of experts from Korea and Europe will join us so save the date! 

This event is generously sponsored by the Korea Foundation. The event will be live-streamed on our channel.

 

Event Check-in (09.00-09.30)

 

Opening Remarks (09.30-09.40)

·      Luis Simon, Director, Centre for Security, Diplomacy & Strategy (CSDS), VUB Brussels School of Governance

·      Ramon Pacheco Pardo, Chairholder, KF-VUB Korea Chair, CSDS, VUB Brussels School of Governance

 

Welcome Address (09.40-09.50)

·      Lee Geun, President, The Korea Foundation

 

Panel 1: Korea-Europe Security Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific and Globally (09.50-11.05)

·       Kang Kyung-wha, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Ewha Womans University & Former ROK Minister of Foreign Affairs (2017-2021)

·       Lee Sang Hyun, President, Sejong Institute

·       Lukas Mandl, Chair, Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula, European Parliament 

·       Ramon Pacheco Pardo, Chairholder, KF-VUB Korea Chair, CSDS, VUB Brussels School of Governance 

·       Moderator: Luis Simon, Research Professor in International Security & Director, CSDS, VUB Brussels School of Governance

 

Coffee break (11.05-11.20)

 

Panel 2: Korean Peninsula Security (11.20-12.35)

·       Alice Ekman, Senior Analyst Asia, European Union Institute for Security Studies

·       Tongfi Kim, Senior Researcher, KF-VUB Korea Chair, CSDS, VUB Brussels School of Governance

·       Lee Jung-Hoon, Dean, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University & former Inaugural ROK Ambassador for North Korean Human Rights (2016-2017)

·       Lee Shin-wha, Professor of International Relations, Korea University

·       Moderator: Eva Pejsova, Senior Japan Fellow, CSDS, VUB Brussels School of Governance 

 

Lunch break (12.35-13.35)

 

Panel 3: South Korea and Europe in Global Economic Governance (13.35-14.50)

·       Michael Reiterer, Distinguished Professor, CSDS, VUB Brussels School of Governance & Former EU Ambassador to the ROK (2017-20)

·       Jon Pareliussen, Economist, OECD

·       Yoo Myung-hee, Chair of International Practice, Sam Yang & Former ROK Minister for Trade (2019-2021)

·       TBC

·       Moderator: Giulia Tercovich, Assistant Professor in International Affairs & Assistant Director, CSDS, VUB Brussels School of Governance

 

Closing address (14.50-15.00)

·      H.E. Yoon Soongu, Republic of Korea Ambassador to the European Union and Belgium

 

Event End (15.00)

 

Save the date! An RSVP link will be available closer to the date.