International Symposium on Korean Unification
“Unification: What Shall Be Done?”
Unification will be a major turning point for the Korean Peninsula. Recently, North Korea and East Asia have experienced increased instability. North Korea’s nuclear weapons development is the main cause of this instability. South Korea, however, is not prepared to face unification and its aftermath. Understanding of the North Korean regime and the way to unification is divided.
The US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins University SAIS, Zeitgeist, a leading scholarly quarterly in Korea, and the Network for North Korean Democracy and Human Rights, one of the oldest North Korean human rights organizations in the world, will co-host the International Symposium on Korean Unification to raise awareness of unification and to develop the agenda. The event is being organized by the Unification Strategy Institute in Seoul.
- Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 2-5 p.m.
- Location: Seoul Press Center, 19th Fl., Seoul, Korea
- Subway: City Hall Station, lines 1 & 2, exit 4, or Gwanghwamun Station, line 5, exit 5
- Simultaneous Korean-English interpretation will be provided.
- No RSVP required. Please feel free to share this notice with your friends & colleagues.
- Hosted by: US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins University SAIS, Zeitgeist
- Organized by: Unification Strategy Institute – www.unisin.org
- Sponsored by: Ministry of the Interior, Republic of Korea
|Moderator: Professor Hong Sung Pil (Yonsei Law School)|
|14:15~14:35||Opening Speech: Preparing for Unification|
|14:35~14:50||Presentation 1: Lessons from Unification of Other Divided Countries
(Kim Young Ho, Professor, Sungshin Women’s University)
|14:50~15:05||Presentation 2: Post-unification Social Integration
(Dr. Oh Gyeong Seob, Korea Institute of National Unification)
|15:05~15:20||Presentation 3: Political Stability of a Unified State; from Yemeni Experience
(Dr. Ibrahim Fraihat, Senior Foreign Policy Fellow, Brookings Institution)
|15:20~15:35||Presentation 4: International Cooperation in the Unification Process
(Professor Lee Ji Soo, Myongji University)
|15:45~16:00||Presentation 1: A Japanese Perspective of Korean Unification (Professor Nishino Junya, Keio University)|
|16:00~16:15||Presentation 2: Contingency Plan for North Korea
(Jenny Town, Assistant Director of the US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies)
|16:15~16:30||Presentation 3: How to Deal with Human Rights Violations during the Unification Process
(Professor Hong Sung Ki, Ajou University)
|16:30~1645||Presentation 4: Private-Public Cooperation for Unification
(Dr. Kim Su-Am, Korea Institute of National Unification)
|16:45~17:00||General Discussion (Q&A)|
Event Information in Korean