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OC : Opening Ceremony

  • Time : 2020. 9. 7. 09:10 ~ 09:40
  • Organization : Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea
  • Session Description

    Opening Ceremony & Congratulatory Remarks & Appointment Ceremony for Goodwill Ambassador for the Peace on the Korean Peninsula

  • In-young LEE

    Minister of Unification, Republic of Korea

    Opening Remark

  • Byeong-seug PARK

    Speaker of the National Assembly, Republic of Korea

    Congratulatory Remark

  • Sye-kyun CHUNG

    Prime Minister, Republic of Korea

    Congratulatory Remark

  • Sohail INAYATULLAH

    Inaugural UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies

    Congratulatory Remark

    SOHAIL INAYATULLAH, a political scientist and futurist, is the inaugural UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies. He is also Professor at Tamkang University, Taiwan and Associate, Melbourne Business School, the University of Melbourne. He teaches from metafutureschool.teachable.com. In March 2011, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. He is theme editor of ‘Globalization and World Systems’ for the UNESCO Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems. He is the author and co-editor of twenty-five books, including Futures thinking in Asia and the Pacific, Asia 2038, Transformation 2050, and Prout In Power: Policy Solutions that Reframe our Futures. He has published over 350 scientific journal articles and book chapters.
  • Brad SHERMAN

    The U.S. Congressman

    Congratulatory Remark

    Congressman Brad Sherman, from Sherman Oaks, was born and raised in southern California and represents California’s San Fernando Valley. He has been in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1997, serving his twelfth term in Congress. Congressman Sherman currently serves on three major House Committees. He is a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, a senior member of the House Financial Service Committee, and a member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee. In 2019, Sherman was elected as the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
  • Lisa CLARK

    Co-President, International Peace Bureau

    Goodwill Ambassador for the Peace on the Korean Peninsula

    LISA PELLETTI CLARK, elected Co-President of International Peace Bureau (IPB) in 2016 and re-elected for a second mandate in 2019, is an active member of Blessed Are the Peacemakers (Beati i costruttori di pace), an Italian member of the IPB. Lisa lived in Sarajevo under siege (1993-1995), fostering networks of solidarity among the inhabitants of the city and across the front lines; and then spent long periods in other areas of Bosnia and in Kosovo supporting non-violent groups; she later participated in human rights and election monitoring missions in Palestine, Albania, Chiapas and coordinated the civil society monitoring mission for the first democratic elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2006. As an interpreter (her professional occupation), Lisa also accompanied institutional missions to Eritrea, Ethiopia, Algeria, Somalia, Kenya. Starting in 2005 (when a report published by the US Federation of Atomic Scientists revealed the presence of US nuclear weapons in two Italian airbases), Lisa’s activism has concentrated on nuclear disarmament campaigns, in Italy within the Italian Disarmament Network, and also internationally. In 2007-2008, she coordinated the Italian campaign ‘For a Future Without Nuclear Weapons’, which submitted draft legislation to the Italian Parliament aimed at declaring Italy a nuclear-weapon free State. Since 2016 she has been active within the Italian ICAN campaign aimed at convincing Italy to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Lisa attends international meetings of nuclear disarmament activists and supports the activities in Italy of Mayors for Peace, ICAN, Peace Boat. As Co-President of IPB, Lisa has been honoured to represent this Nobel Peace Laureate organisation within the Permanent Secretariat and at the Summits of Nobel Laureates, as well as at many high level summits, conferences and symposia on a wide range of subjects, from disarmament to non-violent activism, from peace education to social justice. Lisa Clark was honoured to be a guest speaker in Seoul, in June 2018, at the Conference organized for the 18th Anniversary of the “6.15 Inter-Korean Summit”, co-hosted by the Kim Dae Jung Peace Center and Presidential Library, among other eminent organizations, and co-sponsored by the Ministry of Unification. And a few months later, in February 2019, she represented the International Peace Bureau at the PyeongChang Global Peace Forum, on the 1st anniversary of the winter Olympics. Lisa is currently committed to supporting the International Peace Bureau’s Korean and other East Asian member organizations in their efforts at promotion of peace processes in that region.
  • Francis Daehoon LEE

    Research Professor, SungKongHoe University

    Goodwill Ambassador for the Peace on the Korean Peninsula

    Francis D. Lee has been visiting professor for peace studies, at Ritsumeikan University, and International University of Japan. He served as legal advisor to the Special Rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Sub-Commission in 2005, and worked with the Center for Peace Museum, Korea. He has coordinated CENA (civil society education network in Asia), a collaborating network of universities committed for peace, human rights and democracy studies in Asia. Francis has been actively involved in facilitating UNESCO and APCEIU teachers training workshops since 2006. Since 2012, he joined PeaceMOMO to provide for school teachers and peace activists in Korea peace education training. He worked as the project manager of SKHU-UII joint programme for sustainable community development. He has written chapters and books on peace studies, peace education, critique to security discourses, peacebuilding, democracy and peace, and civic diplomacy for peacebuilding. Currently, he serves in advisory committee of the Ministries and Agencies of reunification, education, human rights, overseas development cooperation and gender and family affairs of ROK government. He takes part in the Promotion Team for Asia Peace University.
  • Jujin CHUNG

    Director, Center for Peace & Conflict Resolution

    Goodwill Ambassador for the Peace on the Korean Peninsula

    Jujin Chung is a peace researcher and peace educator. She deals with issues of peace & violence, peacebuilding, culture of peace, peace in the Korean peninsula, conflict resolution, etc. She writes books and lectures for school children, teenagers and adults, and discuss diverse social and world peace & conflict issues with them. She holds MA in Conflict Transformation and Ph.D in Peace Studies.
  • Dong-Jin KIM

    IRC Marie Curie Fellow, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    Goodwill Ambassador for the Peace on the Korean Peninsula

    Dr Dong Jin Kim is Irish Research Council and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Trinity College Dublin. His research interests are in the area of peacebuilding, reconciliation, humanitarian and development cooperation in the Korean peninsula, and comparative studies of peace processes in conflict-affected countries such as Korea and Ireland. He is author of The Korean Peace Process and Civil Society: Towards Strategic Peacebuilding (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) and co-editor of a forthcoming book, Reconciling Divided States: Peace Processes in Ireland and Korea (Routledge, 2021). His recent articles and book chapters include ‘Peacebuilding and Korean Civil Society’ (The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies, 2020, in print); ‘Civil Society and Non-Violent Political Action in Northern Ireland’ (Philosophical Perspectives on Contemporary Ireland, Routledge, 2020, co-authored with Iain Atack); ‘Beyond identity lines: women building peace in Northern Ireland and the Korean peninsula’ (Asia Europe Journal, 2019); ‘Sharing Lessons between Peace Processes: A Comparative Case Study on the Northern Ireland and Korean Peace Processes’ (Social Sciences, 2018); ‘Building Relationships Across the Boundaries: The Peacebuilding Role of Civil Society in the Korean Peninsula’ (International Peacekeeping, 2017); and ‘Aid to the Enemy: Linking Development and Peacebuilding on the Korean Peninsula’ (Pacific Review, 2016).
  • Sung-wook YOON

    Professor, Chungbuk National University

    Goodwill Ambassador for the Peace on the Korean Peninsula

    Sungwook Yoon is a Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations in Chungbuk National University and a director of Centre for Foreign Affairs and Security of Korea Consensus Institute. He received a Ph.D. at Bristol University, UK. Before joining Chungbuk National University, he worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Dong-A University. Research interests are European integration and conflict resolution, EU foreign policy and issues in international political economy regarding international finance and trade. He has conducted various research projects for peace settlement on the Korean Peninsula, inter alia, ‘Industrial cooperation between two Koreas through SMEs’, ‘Linking regional development policies and industrial policies of two Koreas and Russia’, and ‘Cooperation between Special Economic Zones of two Koreas’. Having recently focused on ‘EU’s role in the resolution of Iran’s nuclear deal and its application to North Korea’s denuclearisation’ and ‘How to overcome social division and rancour through the case of BREXIT’ in his research, he has actively committed to exploring and publicizing creative ways toward peace settlement on the Korean Peninsula and conflict resolution between two Koreas.
  • Meri JOYCE

    Northeast Asia Regional Liaison Officer, Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict(GPPAC)

    Goodwill Ambassador for the Peace on the Korean Peninsula

    Northeast Asia Regional Liaison Officer, Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Meri Joyce graduated from the University of Melbourne and Kyoto University with degrees in Politics and Asian Studies. Since 2005 she has been International Coordinator of Japan-based international organization Peace Boat. Peace Boat is the Regional Secretariat for the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) in Northeast Asia, and Meri is Regional Liaison Officer for GPPAC in the region. In this capacity, she coordinates various peacebuilding, disarmament, sustainability and conflict prevention related programmes within Japan and Northeast Asia. Amongst these projects is the Ulaanbaatar Process, an ongoing civil society dialogue process for confidence and capacity building in Northeast Asia launched in 2015. Meri also sits on the Steering Committee of the Northeast Asia Regional Peacebuilding Institute (NARPI), is an Advisory Board member of Women Cross DMZ, and is involved in various coordination work as part of Peace Boat's role as an International Steering Group member of the 2017 Nobel Peace Laureate, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). In addition, she is also active as an interpreter and translator between Japanese and English.

SM1 : Special Message 'The Role of International Community for peace on the Korean Peninsula'

  • Time : 2020. 9. 7. 10:00 ~ 10:10
  • Organization : Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea
  • Session Description

    Special Message

  • António Guterres

    UN

    Secretary General

S1-1 : Methodological Approach to Dispute Resolution: End-of-war Declaration and Peace Treaty

  • Time : 2020. 9. 7. 10:30 ~ 12:00
  • Organization : Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea
  • Session Description

    Even when a war was regarded as an extrajudicial phenomenon, peaceful resolution of international disputes was recommended to avert war and countries thus involved themselves in arrangements, mediations, and arbitrations. Since World War I, peaceful resolution has gone beyond a simple goal to become an obligation under international law as stipulated in Article 2, Paragraph 3 of the UN Charter. This obligation is backed by an appropriate dispute resolution scheme. Against this backdrop, the peaceful resolution of thorny disputes on the Korean Peninsula is the proper way to pursue peace, but opinions vary on how to turn this principle into an actual regime. We want to discuss such opinions and relevant issues.

  • Chung-in MOON

    Asia-Pacific Leadership Network(APLN)

    Executive Director

    Chung-in Moon is special advisor to the ROK president for unification and national security affairs. He is also distinguished university professor at Yonsei University, Krause distinguished fellow at School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego, and editor-in-chief of Global Asia, a quarterly journal in English. He was dean of the Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei Univ. and served as Ambassador for International Security Affairs of the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Trade and Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Northeast Asian Cooperation Initiative, a cabinet-level post. He has published over 60 books and 300 articles in edited volumes and scholarly journals. He is currently co-convener of Asia-Pacific Leadership Network on Nuclear Disarmament and Non-proliferation (APLN), Chairman of Asia Research Fund, a board member of the Pacific Century Institute and the Korea Peace Forum. He was also chairman of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Korea of the World Economic Forum as well as a board member of the East Asia Foundation. He was a recipient of Public Policy Award (Woodrow Wilson International Center), the Lixian Scholarship (Beijing University), and Pacific Leadership Fellowship (Univ. of California, San Diego).
  • Hanjung KIM

    Member of the National Assembly

    The Honorable Hanjung Kim is a South Korean congressman who was elected for two consecutive times. During President Kim Dae-jung administration, Congressman Kim served as the Chief Secretary to the President and accompanied President Kim during the historic first inter-Korean summit held in 2000. After majoring international economics from the Seoul National University for his undergraduate study, Congressman Kim completed PhD program in international politics in Rutgers University in the United States. Congressman Kim was a visiting scholar of a East Asia Program in Cornell University. Congressman Kim is a joint representative of the ‘National Assembly Korean Peninsula Peace Forum,’ a research group inside the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea and served as the chairman of Special Committee of the 20th Anniversary of the June 15th Joint Declaration of the Democratic Party of Korea.
  • Jong Seok LEE

    Sejong Institute

    Senior Fellow

    Ph.D. Political Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Former Deputy Secretary of National Security Council, Former Minister of Unification, Standing Chairman of the National Security Council.
  • Frank JANNUZI

    Mansfield Foundation, USA

    President and CEO

    Frank JANNUZI joined the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation as President and Chief Executive Officer in April 2014. He previously served as Deputy Executive Director (Advocacy, Policy and Research) at Amnesty International, USA. There he shaped and promoted legislation and policies to advance universal human rights, protect individuals and communities at risk, and free prisoners of conscience. From 1997-2012 Mr. Jannuzi was Policy Director, East Asian and Pacific Affairs, for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where he advised Committee Chairmen Joseph Biden and John Kerry on a range of security, political, economic, and human rights issues pertaining to U.S. relations with East Asia. During his tenure with the Foreign Relations Committee, he also was a Hitachi Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations from 2006-2007, serving as a visiting lecturer at Keio University and a visiting scholar at the Institute of International Policy Studies in Tokyo. Early in his career, he served for nine years as an analyst in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research.
  • Xuetong YAN

    Tsinghua University, China

    Dean

    Dr. YAN Xuetong is a distinguished professor of Tsinghua University and a member of Russia Academy of Science. He is serving as the Dean of the Institute of International Relations at Tsinghua University and the Secretary General of World Peace Forum. He obtained Ph.D from University of California, Berkeley in1992 and was named as one of world's Top 100 public intellectuals by the American journal Foreign Policy in 2008. He has been the only political scientist listed in Most Cited Chinese Researchers by Elsevier since 2014. Some of his books have been translated in to English, Japanese, Korean, Farsi or Albanian.
  • George LOPEZ

    Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame, USA

    Professor Emeritus

    George A. Lopez is the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, where he was a founding faculty member. He is a leading expert on economic sanctions, peacebuilding, and various peace-related issues. During 33 years of affiliation with the Kroc Institute, Lopez has engaged in a diverse set of policy and public roles. He served as interim executive director of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in 1997 and chaired its Board of Directors (1998-2003) presiding over changing the hands of the Doomsday Clock in 2002. As a senior research associate at the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs in New York City in 2001-02 he assisted with the Council’s post-9/11 public programming throughout the U.S. In 2010-11, Lopez served on the U.N. Panel of Experts to the Security Council for monitoring sanctions on North Korea.

S1-2 : Institutionalization of Peace on the Korean Peninsula: Obstacles and Overcoming Measures

  • Time : 2020. 9. 7. 10:30 ~ 12:00
  • Organization : The Korean Association of North Korean Studies
  • Session Description

    Since the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, inter-Korean relations have progressed, and lunched for the North Korea’s denuclearization negotiation between US and DPRK. However, after the breakup of the North American summit in Hanoi, the peace process on the Korean Peninsula is in trouble. Therefore, it is time to discuss the institutionalization plan for peace on the Korean Peninsula in order to establish a permanent peace system on the Korean Peninsula. This seminar would try to analyze the current institutional obstacles (national security law, limits of exchange cooperation law, etc.) and external factors to institutionalize peace on the Korean Peninsula. This Seminar conducts discussion about new laws and institutional approaches to settle down peace on the Korean Peninsula, and forecasts the situation on the Korean Peninsula in the future.

  • Kab Woo KOO

    University of North Korean Studies

    Professor

    KOO Kab-Woo is a Professor of Political Science at the University of North Korean Studies. He was a visiting professor at the University of Toyama and a visiting researcher at Rikkyo University in Japan. His research interests include international political economy, North Korean foreign policy, and Korean literature. His publications include Critical Peace Studies and Korean Peninsula(2007), A Critique of International Relations(2008), “Towards a Working Peace System on the Korean Peninsula”(2011), “Civil Society and Unification Movements in South Korea”(2011), “Reproduction of Post-Colonial Divided States: A Comparative Analysis on Social Partition between Two Koreas and Ireland-Northern Ireland(2012), “A Protype of Nuclear Discourse in North Korea, 1947-1964”(2014), “The Discursive Origins of Anti-Americanism in the Two Koreas”(2017), and “Origin and Development of the Pyeongchang Provisional Peace Regime”(2018) etc.
  • Mason RICHEY

    Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

    Professor

    Mason Richey is Associate Professor of international politics at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Seoul, South Korea), and Senior Contributor at the Asia Society. Dr. Richey has also held positions as a POSCO Visiting Research Fellow at the East-West Center (Honolulu, HI) and a DAAD Scholar at the University of Potsdam. His research focuses on the geopolitics of Northeast Asia, as well as U.S. and European foreign and security policy as applied to the Asia-Pacific. Recent scholarly articles have appeared (inter alia) in Pacific Review, Asian Security, Global Governance, and Foreign Policy Analysis. Shorter analyses and opinion pieces have been published in 38North, War on the Rocks, Le Monde, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, and Forbes, among other venues.
  • Dong Jin KIM

    Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    IRC Marie Curie Fellow

    Dr Dong Jin Kim is Irish Research Council and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Trinity College Dublin. His research interests are in the area of peacebuilding, reconciliation, humanitarian and development cooperation in the Korean peninsula, and comparative studies of peace processes in conflict-affected countries such as Korea and Ireland. He is author of The Korean Peace Process and Civil Society: Towards Strategic Peacebuilding (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) and co-editor of a forthcoming book, Reconciling Divided States: Peace Processes in Ireland and Korea (Routledge, 2021). His recent articles and book chapters include ‘Peacebuilding and Korean Civil Society’ (The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies, 2020, in print); ‘Civil Society and Non-Violent Political Action in Northern Ireland’ (Philosophical Perspectives on Contemporary Ireland, Routledge, 2020, co-authored with Iain Atack); ‘Beyond identity lines: women building peace in Northern Ireland and the Korean peninsula’ (Asia Europe Journal, 2019); ‘Sharing Lessons between Peace Processes: A Comparative Case Study on the Northern Ireland and Korean Peace Processes’ (Social Sciences, 2018); ‘Building Relationships Across the Boundaries: The Peacebuilding Role of Civil Society in the Korean Peninsula’ (International Peacekeeping, 2017); and ‘Aid to the Enemy: Linking Development and Peacebuilding on the Korean Peninsula’ (Pacific Review, 2016).
  • Eun-Jeung LEE

    Graduate School of East Asian Studies, Free University of Berlin, Germany

    Director

    Prof. Eun-Jeung Lee, a University Professor with a research focus intercultural history of political ideas, is the Director of Institute of Korean Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin; the Executive Director of the Graduate School of East Asian Studies in Berlin. She is a Member of Academy of Art and Science Berlin-Brandenburg (former Royal Prussian Academy) as well as Academia Europea. Lee has served as a Member of German-Korean Advisory Council for Foreign and Unification Policy (2014-2017). She was Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Institute for Political Science, University Halle (1994-1995); Fellow of State Sachsen-Anhalt Germany (1997-1999); Fellow of Japan Foundation at the Aoyama Gakuin University Tokyo (2001-2002). The South Korean Government bestowed 2019 Prof. Lee with the Order of Civil Merit (Moran Medal) for her Work in the Field of Peace and Unification.
  • Yonho KIM

    George Washington University, Institute for Korean Studies, USA

    Associate Research Professor of Practice

    Yonho Kim is Associate Research Professor of Practice and Associate Director of GW Institute for Korean Studies. He specializes in North Korea’s mobile telecommunications and U.S. policy towards North Korea. Kim is the author of North Korea’s Mobile Telecommunications and Private Transportation Services in the Kim Jong-un Era (2019) and Cell Phones in North Korea: Has North Korea Entered the Telecommunications Revolution? (2014). His research findings were covered by various media outlets, including Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Yonhap News, and Libération. Prior to joining GWIKS, he extensively interacted with the Washington policy circle on the Korean peninsula as Senior Researcher of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Senior Reporter for Voice of America’s Korean Service, and Assistant Director of the Atlantic Council’s Program on Korea in Transition. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in International Relations from Seoul National University, and an M.A. in International Relations and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
  • Jihwan HWANG

    University of Seoul

    Professor

    Dr. Jihwan HWANG is Professor of International Relations at the University of Seoul, Korea. He was year-long visiting scholar at the Catholic University of America in 2017 and also taught inter-Korean relations at the George Washington University. He has served as several advisory positions in the Korean government, including Presidential Commission on Policy Planning, Presidential Commission for Unification Preparation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ministry of Unification. His publications include "The Paradox of South Korea's Unification Diplomacy," "The Two Koreas after U.S. Unipolarity," "the Political Implications of American Military Policy in Korea," etc. He is a graduate of Seoul National University and received his Ph.D. in Political Science from University of Colorado, Boulder.

S2-1 : Paradigm Shift for Peace and Dispute Resolution on the Korean Peninsula

  • Time : 2020. 9. 7. 14:00 ~ 15:30
  • Organization : Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea
  • Session Description

    It is questionable that globalization or internationalization has actually led to a more peaceful environment for humanity in the post-Cold War era. Although further wars on a global scale have been averted over the last 70 years, the international community has frequently witnessed different forms of armed conflicts such as local wars, civil wars, and terrorist acts, and new forms of non-peace have emerged, including a worldwide pandemic. Today, peace goes beyond its narrow sense to be defined as a “state where a certain quality of life is guaranteed through social values such as freedom, equality, justice, environmental protection, and prosperity.” Responding to the threats to the peace of humanity requires not only cooperation at the global level but also efforts at the regional and national levels. However, different regions are faced with distinct environments and conditions in their journeys toward peace. In Northeast Asia, competition and confrontation have been intensifying between countries in the region. The two Koreas in particular may have been at a ceasefire since 1953, but the confrontation between them still exists, making the Korean Peninsula one of the regions that need cooperation for peace most urgently. Although military confrontation continues between North and South Korea and the Northeast Asian region is mired in territorial disputes, no efficient approach has been taken to ensure peace and the stability of the security order in the region. By taking these circumstances into account, this session discusses paradigms that are needed to resolve disputes and align the vision for peace of the Korean Peninsula, Northeast Asia, and the world from the perspective of peaceology.

  • Young-Sun HA

    East Asia Institute(EAI), Seoul National University

    Chairman, EAI Professor Emeritus

    Young-Sun Ha is the Chairman of the board of trustees at the East Asia Institute(EAI) and Professor Emeritus of the Seoul National University. Dr. Ha served as a member of senior advisory group for the inter-Korean summit talks preparation committee and a member of the Presidential National Security Advisory Group. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Seoul National University, and holds a Ph.D. in international politics from the University of Washington. He was Professor of International Relations at Seoul National University (180-2012), He was a research fellow at the Center for International Studies at Princeton University, and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. His recent books and edited volumes include: World Politics of Love: War and Peace (2019), A New Perspective on the Diplomatic History of Korea: Tradition and Modernity (2019), U.S.-China Competition in the Architecture of a Regional Order in the Asia-Pacific (2017) , Korean Peninsula among Big Powers 1972 vs 2014 (2015 ),Young-Sun Ha on International Politics: A Collection of Columns from 1991 to 2011 (2012), Complex World Politics (2012),The Future of North Korea 2032: The Strategy of Coevolution for the Advancement (2010).
  • Dan SMITH

    Stockholm International Peace Research Institute(SIPRI), Sweden

    Director

    Dan Smith (UK) is the Director of Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) since 2015. He has a long record of research and publication on a wide range of conflict and peace issues from the relationship between climate change and insecurity to nuclear strategy and arms control, as well as global politics andconflict drivers. Smith served four years in the UN Peacebuilding Fund Advisory group, two of which (2010–2011) were as Chair. He has an intimate knowledge of how peacebuilding works (or doesn’t) in a wide variety of countries and regions. He was part-time Professor of Peace and Conflict at the University of Manchester, attached to the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute from January 2014 to mid-2017. He is the author of successive editions of atlases of politics, war and peace, and the Middle East and blogs on international politics at www.dansmithsblog.com.
  • Niklas SWANTRöM

    Institute for Security and Development Policy(ISDP), Sweden

    Director

    Dr. Niklas Swanström is Director of the Institute for Security and Development Policy, and one of its co-founders. He is a Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). His main areas of expertise are conflict prevention, conflict management and regional cooperation; Chinese foreign policy and security in Northeast Asia; the Belt and Road Initiative, traditional and non-traditional security threats and its effect on regional and national security as well as negotiations. His focus is mainly on Northeast Asia, Central Asia and Southeast Asia.
  • Ville BRUMMER

    Crisis Management Initiative(CMI) – Martti Ahtisaari Centre, Finland

    Program Director

    Dr. Ville Brummer has been Programme Director at CMI since 2013, and has the overall responsibility for leading the design and implementation of CMI’s programmatic work in different regions. Brummer joined CMI in 2008, and led our Research & Development unit during 2010 -2013. Dr. Brummer has extensive experience in several conflict prevention and resolution processes in Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe and Asia He has led and advised various international teams and has in-depth knowledge and practical experience on different tasks related to mediation processes, including conflict analysis, process design and facilitation, early engagement with conflict groups, and advisory and support services for several international organizations, governments and NGOs. Prior to joining CMI, Dr. Brummer worked in academia and in private consultancies. He has published widely in various journals and books, and has lectured on negotiation and decision-making in several universities. He has a doctoral degree from Aalto University in Helsinki.
  • Alyn WARE

    Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament(PNND), Czech Republic

    Global Coordinator

    Alyn Ware is an educator and policy development professional focusing on peace, conflict resolution, international law, disarmament and sustainable development. He serves as the Global Coordinator of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, Consultant for the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms, Peace and Disarmament Program Director for the World Future Council and Director of the Basel Peace Office. He has co-founded a number international projects and initiatives including the Abolition 2000 global network to eliminate nuclear weapons, UNFOLD ZERO platform to advance United Nations initiatives for peace and disarmament, and the Move the Nuclear Weapons Money campaign which works on reducing nuclear weapons budgets and investments in the nuclear weapons industry and re-directing these to impact investment for sustainable development. Alyn is a recipient of numerous awards including the UN International Year for Peace Award and the Right Livelihood Award, and has been nominated a number of times for the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Bo-hyuk SUH

    Korea Institute for National Unification(KINU)

    Researcher

    Mr. Bo-hyuk Suh is a Research Fellow of the Peace Research Division at the Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU). Dr. Suh was research professor at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) of Seoul National University, and an expert adviser on the North Korean human rights at the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK). Dr. Suh majors in political science, especially in the peace and human rights issue in the context of protracted conflict. He has been advising governmental and non-governmental organizations on South Korea’s North Korea policy. His recent writings include Peace Studies from Korean Perspectives (Korean, 2019), Korean Peace Thoughts (Coedited, Korean, 2018), North Korean Human Rights: Crafting a More Effective Framework (2016), Division Violence (Coedited, Korean, 2016), Asia-Pacific between Conflict and Reconciliation (Co-authorship, 2016), and Peaceful Transition of Conflicts and Korean Peninsula (Coedited, Korean, forthcoming).

S2-2 : Actions of global civil society for Peace in Korean peninsula

  • Time : 2020. 9. 7. 14:00 ~ 15:30
  • Organization : Council for Peace and Public Diplomacy(CPPD)
  • Session Description

    Council for Peace and Public Diplomacy(CPPD) is organizing a conference session titled ‘Actions of global civil society for Peace in Korean peninsula. The actions of global civil society for Peace in Korean peninsula is not only to realize the reconciliation between North and South Koreas but also to reflect the divided system in Northeast Asia further in Asia since WWII and to imagine possible peace regime in this area overcoming such divisions and hostilities. To strengthen these efforts for peace with solidarity of citizens beyond borders, this session focuses the diverse global/regional efforts done and in process for peace in Korean Peninsula with critical views on the state dominated security diplomacies. This session expects that such discussions could cultivate the basic common ground and solidarity among people in Asia beyond Korean peninsula. Also through the session CPPD would like to explore practical alternatives how young and old generations as well as people in different space including Korean diaspora could cooperate to build new regional peace and common prosperity overcoming the division structures deeply embedded in Asia more than 75 years building common futures with imaginations for peace initiated by civil society.

  • Kiho YI

    Center for Peace and Public Integrity at Hanshin University

    Professor & Director

    YI Kiho is a professor at Graduate School of Social Innovation Business and the executive director of Center for Peace and Public Integrity in Hanshin University, South Korea. He has been leading the Asia Peace program at the Center for Peace and Public Integrity with training young generation for Asia and Peace studies and collaborations on research and educational programs with various institutions and universities beyond borders. Previously, Yi worked as secretary general of the Korea Peace Forum from 2003 to 2006, focusing on peace and cooperation issues between North and South Koreas in the context of Northeast Asian cooperation. He also served as an advisory member of the Presidential Committee of the Northeast Asia Initiative during the period of Roh Moo-hyun government. From 1999 to 2002, Yi was a visiting scholar at Waseda University in Japan, looking at the local/transnational civil movement and its links to peace in East Asia.
  • Seung-min SHIN

    National Council of Churches in Korea

    Director, Ecumenical Relations

    Shin Seung-min is a Protestant pastor and served as general secretary of the World Student Christian Federation Asia-Pacific Region (WSCF-AP) from 1998 to 2005, and was in charge of Ecumenical Relations at the Presbyterian Church in the ROK (PROK) from 2005 to 2012. From 2015 until now, he has been in charge of Reconciliation and Reunification Desk and Ecumenical Relations of the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK), cooperating with churches around the world including the World Council of Churches (WCC). His main role is to relate the Korean Church with the global ecumenical community for peace-building on the Korean Peninsula. From 2016 to 2019, he led the NCCK’s global campaign for a Korea Peace Treaty, and on July 23 he organized an International Convocation to declare a People’s Korea Peace Agreement which was supported by more than 100 denominations and civic organizations in the world.
  • Kyungmook KIM

    Waseda University, Japan

    Professor

    Dr. KIM Kyungmook is Professor in Peace Studies/Global Asian Studies at Waseda University, Japan. He graduated from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (BA), and received his MA and PhD from the University of Tokyo. After the professorship at Chukyo University (2005-2015), he is affiliated at Waseda University since 2016. His practical and academic topics are focused on civil society and NGOs from the perspective of Peace Studies. He had served as a board member of Japan International Volunteer Center and Oxfam Japan.
  • Chanho KIM

    Korea Democracy Foundation

    International manager

    Kim Chanho (MA from Chonnam National University Graduate School) has been worked as a director of international solidarity at the May 18 Memorial Foundation from 1999 to 2013 and served as Secretary General. He made an effort to promote the May 18 Commemoration Project internationally and, in particular, to develop a network of activists and researchers in Asian civil society. Kim worked as the head of the research planning team at Gwangju Trauma Center which is the first rehabilitation center founded by city government for the victims of state violence in South-Korea, and from 2019, he has started working as an international manager at Korea Democracy Foundation. Kim Chanho graduated from Nordmøre Folkehøgskule (1997~1998, Norway) and received a master's degree (2018) from The Chonnam National University Graduate School where his research was focused on the 'May 18th Democratic Uprising and Globalization'.
  • Dabin YIM

    Peace and Public Diplomacy Corps

    Representative

    Dabin is currently working as a leader of ‘2020 Peace and Public Diplomacy Corps’. By the work during 2018-2019 at a Seoul branch of ‘Peacenabi’ and study of ‘Education of Social Studies and ‘Diplomatics’ at the Seoul National University, she has constantly studied about peace, democracy, and the right of woman.
  • Mee Jee SHIN

    PSPD

    Senior Coordinator

    Shin Meejee (MA from the Graduate school of the University of North Korean Studies) has been working at PSPD since 2009 after working for the Asia-Pacific Headquarters of the North Korean Division at World Vision (2003-2006) and Asia Education Research Institute (2006-2008). Currently, she is in charge of planning and conducting ‘Asia Pod’ the only Asian issue podcast produced by PSPD in South-Korea, as senior coordinator from International Solidarity, which is belong to the center for peace and disarmament of PSPD. She is also leading the ‘Korea Peace Appeal’ which is the campaign to urge the world to end the Korean War and sign a peace agreement.
  • Dan GUDGEON

    Korean Sharing Movement

    Peace Education Project Manager

    Dan Gudgeon is co-founder and Project Director of Football4Peace Korea operated within the Korean Sharing Movement (KSM) where he is also works on international cooperation projects within the Policy Team. Football4Peace Korea uses sport as an access point to engage young Koreans in participatory peace education. British born Dan has lived and worked in the Republic of Korea since 2009. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul. He obtained his MA (Peace & Security) from the Graduate School of International Studies at Korea University. He also studied Peace Studies (BA) at Bradford University in the UK. He is interested in the peacebuilding humanitarian engagement nexus on the Korean Peninsula and the role of sport in peace education.

SS : Special Session 'Linking Sanctions Relief to Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula'

  • Time : 2020. 9. 7. 16:00 ~ 17:00
  • Organization : Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea
  • Session Description

  • Thomas J. BIERSTEKER

    Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

    Director of Policy Research

    THOMAS J. BIERSTEKER is the Curt Gasteyger Professor of International Security and Conflict Studies and Director for Policy Research at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. He previously taught at Yale University, the University of Southern California, and Brown University, where he directed the Watson Institute for International Studies for more than twelve years. Author/editor of ten books, including three with Cambridge University Press: State Sovereignty as Social Construct (1996), The Emergence of Private Authority in Global Governance (2002) and Targeted Sanctions: The Impacts and Effectiveness of UN Action (2016), he publishes on global governance, international organizations, and on institutional mechanisms of governance in the UN system. He also teaches courses on multilateral governance and international organizations, not only in Geneva, but elsewhere globally. He is the principal developer of UNSanctionsApp, an interactive tool for the design of UN targeted sanctions and his recent activities include work with the UN and Member States on the design and analysis of UN targeted sanctions, including a one week training course for UN practitioners he co-teaches with the Head of the Sanctions Branch at the UN in New York. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his B.A. from the University of Chicago.
  • Jiyoung KIM

    Institute for Unification Education, Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea

    Professor

    Prof. Jiyoung KIM has been in charge of research and lectures at the Institute for Unification Education, the Ministry of Unification since 2016. He earned a bachelor's degree in Chinese Studies from Inha University, and a master's degree in international political economics and a doctorate in political science from Warwick University in England. He is conducting lectures and research on global unification education and the international environment for peaceful unification of the Korean Peninsula. The major areas of research and lectures include historical cases of international disputes, European integration and identity, and the hegemonic competition between the United States and China.

S3-1 : Cooperation of the Civic Sector for Peace on the Korean Peninsula

  • Time : 2020. 9. 7. 16:00 ~ 17:30
  • Organization : Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea
  • Session Description

    The establishment of peace means moving to peaceful and sustainable relations in order to not revert to past disputes on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia. This will require addressing the root causes and drivers of disputes; creating the system of managing disputes and offering services as well as strengthening the capabilities of individuals and groups; and reinforcing social and regional integration, trust among stakeholders, and the legitimacy of new relationships. Based on these approaches, we will explore what contributions the private sector can make to help establish peace on the Korean Peninsula in such areas as preventing disputes, strengthening peace capabilities, strengthening public opinion, building trust, making the case for peace, and engaging the general public in diplomacy for peace.

  • Francis Daehoon LEE

    SungKongHoe University

    Research Professor

    Francis D. Lee has been visiting professor for peace studies, at Ritsumeikan University, and International University of Japan. He served as legal advisor to the Special Rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Sub-Commission in 2005, and worked with the Center for Peace Museum, Korea. He has coordinated CENA (civil society education network in Asia), a collaborating network of universities committed for peace, human rights and democracy studies in Asia. Francis has been actively involved in facilitating UNESCO and APCEIU teachers training workshops since 2006. Since 2012, he joined PeaceMOMO to provide for school teachers and peace activists in Korea peace education training. He worked as the project manager of SKHU-UII joint programme for sustainable community development. He has written chapters and books on peace studies, peace education, critique to security discourses, peacebuilding, democracy and peace, and civic diplomacy for peacebuilding. Currently, he serves in advisory committee of the Ministries and Agencies of reunification, education, human rights, overseas development cooperation and gender and family affairs of ROK government. He takes part in the Promotion Team for Asia Peace University.
  • Glyn FORD

    Track2Asia, UK

    Founder & Director

    Glyn Ford was a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for over 25 years until the June 2009 Elections. During his time in the European Parliament (EP) he was for four years as Deputy-Leader of the Socialist Group. In the EP he served on both the International Trade and Foreign Affairs Committees, with a particular focus on East Asia. During his time as an MEP, Mr Ford was responsible for following the Free Trade Agreement with ASEAN, for the implementation of the Scientific Partnership Agreement with the Republic of Korea, and he was shadow spokesman on the EU-Japan and EU-ROK trade agreements. He was also a member of the Delegation with the Japanese Diet throughout his period as MEP and the Delegation with the Korean Peninsula from its inception in 2004 to 2009. He was appointed by the European Council as the EU’s Chief Election Observer for the Indonesian Elections (2004) and the Aceh Elections (2006-7). He was a founding member of Kim Dae-jung’s Forum of Democratic Leaders in the Asia-Pacific (1994) and European Board Member of North East Asian Economic Forum (NEAEF). After leaving the Parliament, he established Polint, a Consulting company specialised in EU Public Affairs, in particular Trade Policy, with a focus on East Asia. He also established the Belgium NGO Track2Asia, the focus of whose work is promoting political dialogue with North Korea. Hosted By The Secretariat for the KGFP 2020: Korea Global Forum for Peace TEL: +82-10-4917-8467 | Email: kgfp2020@intercom.co.kr He frequently visits Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Washington and New York to promote this work and has travelled to Pyongyang just short of 50 times since his first visit in 1997. He is author of Talking to North Korea (2018) which has been translated into Korean.
  • Jakob HALLGREN

    Embassy of Sweden in Seoul

    Ambassador

    Jakob Hallgren has been the Swedish Ambassador to the Republic of Korea since 2018. Before this, he served as Deputy Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) from 2012 to 2018. Ambassador Hallgren previously worked at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs as Head of its Humanitarian Division and as Head of its Division for Conflict Issues. He has undertaken assignments at the Swedish Embassy in Sarajevo, the Swedish Permanent Mission in Geneva, for the Folke Bernadotte Academy and the Swedish Armed Forces. He has worked in the fields of mediation, peacebuilding, security systems reform, disarmament, humanitarian operations and disaster risk reduction.
  • Christine AHN

    Women Cross DMZ, USA

    Executive Director

    Christine Ahn is Executive Director of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War, reunite families, and ensure women’s leadership in peace building. In 2015, she led 30 international women peacemakers from 15 countries across the DMZ from North to South Korea. They walked with 10,000 Korean women on both sides of the DMZ and held women’s peace symposia in Pyongyang and Seoul where they discussed the impact of the unresolved war on women’s lives. Ahn is coordinator of the global campaign, Korea Peace Now! Women Mobilizing to End the War, which was launched in 2019 with a coalition of women’s organizations. She is the co-founder of the Korea Peace Network, Korea Policy Institute, and Global Campaign to Save Jeju Island. Christine has organized peace and humanitarian aid delegations to North and South Korea, and has addressed the Congress, United Nations, Canadian Parliament, and the Republic of Korea National Commission on Human Rights. Christine’s writings have appeared in The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, Fortune Magazine, TIME, and Newsweek. She has appeared on Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN, Democracy Now!, NBC Today Show, NPR, MSNBC, Voice of America, and the Samantha Bee Show.
  • Youngmi CHO

    Korean Women’s Movement for Peace

    Executive Director

    Youngmi Cho is an Executive Director of the newly formed Korean Women’s Movement for Peace, and the Korea National Organizer of the ‘Korea Peace Now! – Women Mobilizing To End the War’ global campaign. She is a research professor at the same time she teaches Social Problems, Human Behavior & Social Environment in the School of social welfare at Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Republic of Korea. She has been researched and published academic papers such as civic public diplomacy, women’ participation in the peace process, cultural sustainability and quality of life through international cooperation relations etc. Youngmi is an expert in building relationships and partnerships with government, civil society, and other organizations. She is an advisory committee member of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Republic of Korea.
  • Sung Kyung KIM

    University of North Korean Studies

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Kim, Sung Kyung received her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Essex in UK. She has worked as Associate Professor at the University of North Korean Studies since 2014, and currently work as a deputy director of the Center for North-South Korea Mind Integration at the University of North Korean Studies. She is an editor-in-chief in Review of North Korean Studies which is a Korean Citation Index Journal (KCI) issued by Korean Research Foundation. She previously served as a lecturer in the Department of Sociology and a senior visiting fellow in Asia Research Institute(ARI) at the National University of Singapore(NUS). She is a member of Peace and Prosperity Division in the Presidential Commission on Policy-Planning and a board member in Ministry of Unification, ROK. Her research interests are North Korean mobility; Sociology of emotion and affect; cultural geography and etc. Recent publications are in the field of Asian mobility, North Korean defectors, migration studies, and cultural industry.
  • A-Young MOON

    PEACEMOMO

    Representative

    Moon A-young has ben the representative of PEACEMOMO she founded in 2012. PEACEMOMO is a platform that connects peace with learning and peace with daily lives by putting the value that ‘everyone learns from everyone’ at the center. It tries to find clues for peace from the experience of treating each other with hospitality, and from hesitation and pause with the intention not to define any strange beings easily as ‘enemies.’ www.peacemomo.org

S3-2 : From Armistice to a Sustaining Peace System

  • Time : 2020. 9. 7. 16:00 ~ 17:30
  • Organization : Institute for Peace and Unification Studies, Seoul National University
  • Session Description

    The goal of this session is to examine how to overcome the Armistice system and to create a new peace system over the Korean Peninsula. The first presentation is to analyze the characteristic of the Armistice Agreement which is very different from those in modern world history. The second is to consider the neighboring countries’ positions that involved in the Armistice and are interested in Korea. In particular, the main purpose of the second presentation is to interpret China’s and Japan’s stances with regard to the peace treaty of the Korean Peninsula.

  • Yeonho LEE

    Yonsei University

    Head of Office of External Affairs and Development

    Professor Yeonho Lee, Head of Office of External Affairs and Development at Yonsei University, holds over 20 years of experience in teaching and research, having held various academic posts at the University of Warwick and at Yonsei University. After received his Bachelor's Degree from Yonsei University, he received M.Phil and Ph.D. in social and political sciences at the University of Cambrige. He also has produced prolific books and researches in the field of political economy and EU studies, such as EU and International Development Cooperation, Unequal Development and Democracy, The Theories of Development and so on.
  • Tae Gyun PARK

    Seoul National University Graduate School of International Studies

    Professor

    Tae Gyun Park has been a professor at the Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University and devote himself to research on diverse issues in modern Korean history and globalization of Korean Studies. He got BA, MA, and Ph.D at the department of Korean history, Seoul National University, and was working for Harvard-Yenching Institute as a Visiting Fellow and Special Student in academic year 1997-1999. He taught at GSAS, Harvard University, in 2007 and 2017 on modern Korean history and US-Korean relationship. Main research field is history of ROK’s foreign relation and history of the Cold War, and published several books on diverse issues in Modern Korea including the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and so on.
  • Yingda BI

    Shandong University, China

    Associate Professor

    Bi Ying-da, who has been teaching in School of Northeast Asia Studies, Shandong University since 2011, is mainly engaged in the study of international politics on the Korean Peninsula and teaching courses related to Sino-South Korean relations and Inter-Korean relations. He has been vice President of Northeast Asia Since 2018. He received a bachelor's degree from Department of History in Jilin University, a master's degree from The International Graduate School of Seoul National University, and a doctorate from the Academy of Korean Studies. From October 2014 to September 2017, he did postdoctoral research in National Institute of International Strategy , Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. From September 2020 to August 2021, he will do visiting research under the theme of Korea-China relations and The Korea-U.S. Alliance in The International Graduate School of Seoul National University. His main research areas include international politics on the Korean Peninsula, Korea-China relations, and The Korea-US alliance. He has written many books and academic papers, including The Conception of Peace and Multilateral Security Cooperation on the Korean Peninsula.
  • Jaewoo CHOO

    Kyung Hee University

    Professor

    Jaewoo Choo is Professor of Chinese foreign policy in the Department of Chinese Studies at Kyung Hee University. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University (BA in Government) and Peking University (MA & Ph.D. in International Relations). Research interests are Chinese foreign policy, multilateral security cooperation, US-China relations, and China-North Korea relations. Recent publications include US-China relations for Koreans: From Korean War to THAAD Conflicts (Seoul: Kyung-In Publishing House, 2017), US and China’s Strategy on the Korean Peninsula: Reading from the Facts (Seoul: Paper & Tree, 2018).
  • Monica HAHN

    Institute for Peace and Unification studies Seoul National University(IPUS)

    Assistant Professor

    Hahn Monica is Humanities Korea professor at Institute for Peace and Unification Studies, Seoul National University. Her main academic research areas include division and unification of Korea, the Korean War and North/South Korea border region. She is author of the Korean War and Reclaimed Area, A Study on Occupation Policies of North Korea and South Korea during the Korean War and its Legacy after the war(Coauthor), ‘The Korean Question’ in Asia-‘the German Question’ in Europe: Search for the Way of Reunification(Coauthor), A History of Korea(Coauthor), and so forth.

KS : WFP's International Cooperation and Support to Address the Needs of the Vulnerable People in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea(DPRK)

  • Time : 2020. 9. 8. 09:30 ~ 10:00
  • Organization : Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea
  • Session Description

    Keynote Speech

  • David BEASLEY

    United Nations World Food Programme

    Executive Director

    As Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley continues his life’s work bridging political, religious and ethnic boundaries to champion economic development and education. At WFP, Mr. Beasley is putting to use four decades of leadership and communications skills to mobilise more financial support and public awareness for the global fight against hunger. Before coming to WFP in April 2017, Mr. Beasley spent a decade working with high-profile leaders and on-the-ground programme managers in more than 100 countries, directing projects designed to foster peace, reconciliation and economic progress. As Governor of the U.S. state of South Carolina from 1995 to 1999, Mr. Beasley guided the state during years of economic transformation, helping to reshape the state’s economy into a healthy, diverse and robust market. The work led to one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, with a dramatic increase in private sector capital investment. Mr. Beasley was the first Governor in South Carolina to make a public push for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol dome, a move that earned him the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. Mr. Beasley received his Bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of South Carolina and taught at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. He was first elected to public office at the age of 21 as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives.

S4-1 : Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation in the Health and Welfare Sector from SDGs Perspective

  • Time : 2020. 9. 8. 10:10 ~ 12:10
  • Organization : Korea Institute for Health And Social Affairs
  • Session Description

    North Korea and the UN have agreed in 2016 on “Towards Sustainable and Resilient Human Development: The Strategic Framework for Cooperation between the United Nations and the Demographic People’s Republic of Korea 2017~2021.” An outcome of North Korea’s call on the international community for development cooperation in line with SDGs, the Framework is pertinent to inter-Korean cooperation. Furthermore, inter-Korean cooperation, as it requires mid- to long-term commitments, needs strategic plans in keeping with the UN’s SDGs. For cooperation to be sustainable as well as effective, it should be proceeded with objective data—detailed targets and indicators. Thus, this session is aimed at examining inter-Korean cooperation in health and social welfare from the perspective of SDGs.

  • Hong Won CHUNG

    Department of Future Strategies Research, Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs

    Director

    Chung is Research Fellow of Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs(KIHASA) since 2010, and served as a Professor of Korea Human Resource Development Institute for Health and Welfare, a ministerial aide of Ministry of Health and Welfare. He is a Ph. D. in Public Administration from Yonsei University, and in charge of social welfare policy analysis and regional welfare.
  • Jisun YI

    Center for Int’l Development Cooperation, Kyung Hee University

    Research Professor

    Jisun Yi was trained at King’s College London and earned a PhD degree in Development Studies in 2018. She is currently a Research Professor at the Center of International Development Cooperation at Kyung Hee University (South Korea). Before joining Kyung Hee Univ., she worked as consultant (2016~2017) at the Fragility, Conflict & Violence (FCV) Team, the World Bank Group. Jisun also participated in research projects at the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, Princeton University. Her research interests are rested on foreign aid, Africa, armed conflict, sustainable development, state fragility, and humanitarian aid to North Korea, etc.
  • Cheol Jong SONG

    Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs

    Associate Research Fellow

    Dr. Song is currently an associate research fellow of Korea Institute for Health and Social affairs in Korea. He achieved MA and Ph.D in Economics from Korea University. He has two main research topics based on his economic interest of economic growth. He has a massive interest in economic growth, productivity and exchange rate. In addition, he is looking at Korean Unification in terms of economic growth. As a regional topic he has looked at the economic relationship in the northeast Asia.
  • Beop-rae ROH

    Semyung University

    Assistant Professor

    Roh Beop-rae is an assistant professor at the Department of Social Welfare at Semyung University. He received his Ph.D. from Seoul National University as a comparative study of the welfare state. In addition to social security, we are conducting interdisciplinary research on inequality, regional comparison, mortality, and suicide. In particular, he is conducting various studies on applying big data and spatial information to social policies. He has recently researched North Korean social policy issues by using text mining techniques to large-scale media articles produced in North Korea.
  • Chunheung MO

    Hanyang Peace Institute

    Research Professor

    Mo Chunheung is currently a research professor at the Hayang Peace Institute. He was appointed Institute of Peace-Sharing at the Korea Reconciliation Committee Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seoul. He obtained his Ph.D and M.A at the Hanyang University, Department of Political Science and International Studies. His research interests are inter-Korean relations, North Korean defectors, division system etc. His recent publications are in the fields of North Korean defectors, division system, unification social welfare.
  • Kichae MIN

    Korea National University of Transportation

    Assistant Professor

    Professor Kichae Min received a Ph.D. in the Department of Social Welfare at Seoul National University in 2014, with the title of A Comparative Social Policy Study on the Welfare State in Post-Socialist Countries: Focusing on Development Factors, Development Stages, and System Characteristics. He has been conducting research on pension systems and unified pensions in the National Pension Institute since 2015, and has been conducting various unification social security studies. He teaches unification welfare, welfare state theory of the Department of Social Welfare in Korea National University of Transportation. The main research areas are unification social welfare, North Korean social welfare, post-socialist welfare state, and pension.
  • Eun Mee JEONG

    Korea Institute for National Unification(KINU)

    Research Fellow

    Jeong Eun Mee has been working in the KINU(Korea Institute for National Unification) since 2018. She served as a senior researcher at the IPUS(Institute for Peace and Unification Studies, Seoul National University) from 2007 to 2016 and focused on comprehensive analysis of changes in North Korean society based on long-term survey data. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English language and literature from Sookmyung Women’s University and her master’s degree and doctoral degree from Seoul National University. She has long interested in social behavior, social relationships, and social differentiation derived from the marketization in North Korea. Recently, she has closely observed by pay attention to changes in North Korean society due to the development of information technology. She served as a member of standing committee in National Unification Advisory Council, a member of policy advisory committee in Ministry of Unification, and a member of policy committee in Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation.

S4-2 : Direction and Tasks of Inter-Korean Disaster Cooperation

  • Time : 2020. 9. 8. 10:10 ~ 12:10
  • Organization : Humanitarianism and Cooperation Research Division, Korea Institute for National Unification
  • Session Description

    The Korean Peninsula has been witnessing the outbreak of social disasters such as the spread of infectious diseases and natural disasters including typhoon, flood, drought, and earthquake. In addition, the possibility of a volcanic eruption at Mt. Baekdu has consistently been raised, which can be categorized as a peculiar form of natural disaster. Climate change affecting natural events such as flood and drought and environmental issues has morphed into a combined natural and social disaster. The frequency and scale of disasters have increased due to complex factors involved. Inter-Korean disaster cooperation is necessary given that disasters occurring at the border region will significantly impact both South and North Korea. In this session, we will examine direction and tasks concerning disaster cooperation between the two Koreas focused on the DMZ area.

  • Soo-Am KIM

    Korea Institute for National Unification(KINU)

    Senior Research Fellow

    Dr. Kim, Soo-Am is a Senior Research Fellow at Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU). He received his Ph.D. in political science at Seoul National University. His main areas of research include North Korean human rights, humanitarian aid toward North Korea, and Unification•North Korea Policy. He served as a member of Policy Advisory Committee of Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dr. Kim is currently a member of Policy Advisory Committee of Ministry of Unification, Standing Committee of National Unification Advisory Council (NUAC) and the President of the Korean Association of North Korean Studies. His main books include South and North Korean Integration and North Korea’s Adaptability: From a Systemic and Perceptive Point of View (2015, Co-author), Measures to Strengthen Domestic Capacities to Prepare for Unification (2016, Co-author) and Measures to Vitalize Social Culture Exchange and Cooperation and Human Contact (2018, Co-author).
  • Kyu-Chang LEE

    Korea Institute for National Unification(KINU)

    Director, Humanitarianism and Cooperation Research Division

    Dr. Lee, Kyu-Chang had a B.A. in Law from Korea University, Seoul, Korea. He obtained a M.A. and a Ph.D. in International Law from Korea University graduate school. After receiving his Ph.D., he served as a member of Supreme Court Research Council on Special Legal Systems. In 2007, he joined the Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU) and is currently serving as the Director of Humanitarianism and Cooperation Research Division. His main areas of research include North Korean law, unification relations law, inter-Korean legislative system, North Korean human rights, North Korean defectors, and Humanitarian Cooperation. Dr. Lee has actively participated as a current member of Advisory Committee for Inter-Korean Legal System of Ministry of Government Legislation, North Korea Legislation Research Committee of Ministry of Justice, Advisory Committee to Promote a Unified Legal System of Ministry of Unification, and Unification Judicial Study Commission of the Supreme Court of Korea.
  • Sin Gon KIM

    Korea University College of Medicine

    Professor

    Sin Gon Kim is Professor in the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism of the Korea University Medicine and also Head of Department of Healthcare and Medicine for Unified Korea at the Korea University Graduate School. He graduated with his medical degree in 1993 and also received his PhD degree in 2005 from Korea University College of Medicine. He served as the Director, Committee of Scientific Affairs in the Korean Endocrine Society and the Chair, Scientific Program Committee of the Seoul International Congress of Endocrinology and Metabolism (SICEM, 2017-2018). Currently he is the President, Association of Healthcare for Korean Unification. He is a principal investigator of a unique immigrant study named NOrth Korea Refugees iN South Korea (NORNS) Study. His work has been published widely in noted International journals including Lancet, BMJ. He is Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports.
  • Nak-keun JEONG

    Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation Research Center(IKECR)

    Director

    Dr. Jeong is Director of the Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation Research Center(IKECR) since 2017. He served as policy chief of the Youido Institute(YDI) from 2009 to 2016 and has been in charge of policies on inter-Korean relations and unification since 2004. He won a Ph.D.(International Politics) in 1992 from the Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies(HUFS) in Seoul Korea. After obtaining a doctorate, he has been studied and implemented the inter-Korean policies and projects for about 30 years. IKECR is conducting research and consulting on economic coopration and investment between the two Koreas. In particular, IKECR received approval from UN Security Council Sanctions Committee in July to exempt thermal imaging cameras for COVID-19 diagnosis and the African Swine Fever(ASF) diagnostic equipment from sanctions against North Korea, and in August provided the equipments to North Korea.
  • Bernhard SELIGER

    Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea

    Resident Representative

    Dr. Bernhard Seliger is currently representative of Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea, based in Seoul, consulting NGOs, academic and public institutions in questions of unification. He frequently travels to North Korea, where he implements capacity-building projects, among others in forestry, biodiversity, organic agriculture and the introduction of the clean development mechanism. He serves as associate of North Korean Review as well as founding editor of the website . For 10 years, he has also worked on sustainable development issues in the inner-Korean border area and in February 2015 participated as an expert on the DMZ for UNESCAP. In 2006, he was conferred with honorary citizenship of Seoul by then mayor Lee Myung-Bak, who was later president of South Korea. In 2012 he became an honorary citizen of Gangwon province, partner province of Hanns Seidel Foundation, for implementing projects of sustainable development in the border area.
  • Ho Hong KIM

    Institute for National Security Strategy(INSS)

    Chief Research Fellow

    Dr. Ho Hong Kim served for the National Intelligence Service(NIS) since 1991. For 23 years of his service, he has extensive experience in analysis of North Korea intelligence and counter strategies against North Korea. He also worked as the Head of the ROK Delegation for Inter-Korean Economic Talks. Joining the Institute for National Security Strategy(INSS) in 2014, Dr. Kim took over as Head of the Office of Management and Research Service and the Vice President of Department of Emerging Security Issues, respectively. Dr. Kim is leading the team and the strategic line of research in current trend in Nork Korea and Inter-Korean cooperation with regard to emerging security issues including infectious disease, climate change and environmental security.

S4-3 : Conditions for Sustainable Policy toward North Korea

  • Time : 2020. 9. 8. 10:10 ~ 12:10
  • Organization : Institute for Peace and Unification Studies, Seoul National University
  • Session Description

    In order to promote sustaining peace in the Korean peninsula, it is necessary to implement consistent policies on the part of South Korea and related countries as well as North Korea. This session intends to find the conditions for broader political, economic and socio-cultural consensus within South Korea which will warrant the feasibility and stability of policies toward North Korea. It also aims to address the need for South Korean and US governments’ consistent strategy to help reduce North Korea’s security dilemma.

  • Kyung Hoon LEEM

    Institute for Peace and Unification Studies Seoul National University(IPUS)

    Director

    Kyung Hoon Leem, is the Director of the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) and a Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Seoul National University. Professor Leem now leads the Peace and Humanities Research Group, and is in charge of the Foundation for Unification Project supported by the Seoul National University Grant. Director Leem pursues to strengthen IPUS’s role as a hub of transdisciplinary peace research and to expand its global horizon in addressing the unique issues of the Korean peninsula.
  • Byung-Yeon KIM

    Seoul National University

    Professor

    Byung-Yeon Kim is Professor in the Department of Economics at Seoul National University (SNU). His research interests lie in the fields of transition economics and applied econometrics, in particular with reference to North Korea as well as former socialist countries. He received his B.A. and M.A. from SNU and D.Phil. from the University of Oxford. He has published a number of articles in international journals, and written numerous book chapters, books, and journal articles on the North Korean economy including Unveiling the North Korean Economy (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2017). He has received several prestigious academic awards such as Excellence in Academic Achievements granted by the National Academy of Sciences, SNU Award for Distinguished Researcher, T. S. Ashton Prize (British Economic History Society), and Chungram Award (Korean Economic Association). He has served as a member of various government committees including the National Economic Advisory Council, the Advisory Committee for the Korean Summit, the Presidential Committee for Unification Preparation and the Policy Advisory Committee for the Ministries of Unification and Foreign Affairs. He is a regular columnist for Joongangilbo mostly on North Korean issues.
  • Chaesung CHUN

    Seoul National University

    Professor

    Chaesung Chun is a Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations in Seoul National University, majoring in international relations theory and security relations in East Asia. He is director of Center for International Security of East Asian Institute. He is a member of Advisory Committee for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Ministry of Reunification and the Ministry of Defense. He was a visiting professor at Keio University in Tokyo from 2010-2011. He received his MA degree from the Seoul National University, and Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University in the field of International Relations Theory. Major books and articles include East Asian International Relations (2011), Is Politics Moral: Reinhold Niebuhr’s Transcendental Realism (2012), Sovereignty and International Relations(2019), and Northeast Asian International Relations Theory(2020).
  • HaeRan SHIN

    Seoul National University

    Professor

    HaeRan Shin is a Professor in the Department of Geography at Seoul National University (SNU). She focuses on the areas of political geography and migrant studies. She has worked on the issues of transnational migrants and North Korean defectors, the dynamics of mobilities, and their networks and ethnic enclaves. She has also examined the politics of urban development cases, including culture-led urban regeneration, and smart cities. For her research on urban politics and migrant studies, she has used qualitative research methods including in-depth interviews, participant observations, focus groups, and discourse analyses. She received her Ph.D. in Planning from the University of Southern California. She taught at University College London before teaching in South Korea since September 2013.
  • Cheol Hee PARK

    Seoul National University Graduate School of International Studies

    Professor

    Cheol Hee Park is professor at the Graduate school of International Studies (GSIS) and director of Institute of International Affairs (IIA) at Seoul National University (SNU). He is a former dean of the GSIS and a former director of Institute for Japanese Studies (IJS) at SNU. He served as the president of the Koran Association for Contemporary Japanese Studies in the year 2017. His Research interests are Japanese politics, Korea-japan relations, and international relations in East Asia. He wrote many articles on Korean-Japan relations in English, Japanese, and Korean. He contributed articles in such edited volumes as East Asia’s Haunted Past, National Identities and Bilateral Relations, U.S. Leadership, History and Bilateral Relations in Northeast Asia, Japan’s Foreign Relations in Asia. He is currently is a columnist at Tokyo Shimbun, Joongang Ilbo and Munhwa Ilbo. He got BA and MA at Seoul National University and obtained Ph.D. degree at Columbia University. He was a visiting professor at University of Tokyo, Keio University and Kobe University.
  • JeongHun HAN

    Seoul National University Graduate School of International Studies

    Professor

    JeongHun Han is a professor at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) at Seoul National University. He teaches Korean Politics, Legislative and Party Politics, and Comparative Politics. He received a Ph.D at University of Rochester, USA. He was a professor at Soongsil University (2011~2015). His research interests lie on those projects of designing electoral and legislative institutions, assessing party representation and MP's legislative behavior, and the politics in the European Union. Many publications have appeared in various journals including European Union Politics, Journal of European Public Policy, Korean Political Science Review, Korean Journal of International Relations, etc.

S5-1 : UN Sanctions and the Humanitarian Crisis in the DPRK

  • Time : 2020. 9. 8. 13:30 ~ 15:30
  • Organization : South-North Korea Exchanges and Cooperation Support Association
  • Session Description

    According to the report, PROVISIONAL NEEDS AND PRIORITIES, published by UN in 2020, the number of people in need is around 10.4 million, with 40 percent of the country’s population still facing a humanitarian crisis. However, many of the humanitarian items in the fields of nutrition, health, agriculture and WASH, which are directly linked to survival, have not been exported to the DPRK due to international sanctions imposed on the DPRK. Although the 1718 committee approved exemption of 41 cases since the statement of the IAN No.7 in 2018, sanctions on the DPRK have still disrupted procurements and bank transfers, making it difficult to carry out humanitarian projects. In order to discuss the humanitarian crisis and sanctions in the DPRK, we would like to invite experts and foreign speakers.

  • Youngsik KANG

    South-North Korea Exchanges and Cooperation Support Association

    Chairman

    Kang Young-sik was appointed as Chairman of the South-North Korea Exchanges and Cooperation Support Association under the Ministry of Unification on September 24, 2019. He served as Secretary-General for 11 years from 2008 in Korea Sharing Movement(KSM). He had been working for KSM since its founding in 1996. Kang also has served as Chairman of ‘Korea NGO Council for Cooperation with North Korea’, a coalition of 56 North Korean support organizations from 2016 to 2017. He visited North Korea(except for Gaesong and Geumgang mountain) more than 150 times from 1998 to present. In recognition of his achievements, the South Korean government awarded him an order of civil merit: Dongbaek Medal on November, 2017.
  • Jusung LEE

    Korea NGO Council for Cooperation with North Korea(KNCCK)

    Secretary General

    Lee Ju-sung joined World Vision in 1994 and has worked as a director in charge of World Vision’s North Korea projects for 18 years since 2003. He is a long-time humanitarian activist with experiences in emergency relief, agricultural development cooperation, and knowledge-sharing projects in North Korea. In addition, while serving as the chairman of the steering committee and policy committee of Korea NGO Council for Cooperation with North Korea, he has engaged in advocacy activities which calls for humanitarian cooperation in South.
  • Joy YOON

    Ignis Community

    Co-founder/Director of Educational Therapy

    Joy Yoon is the co-founder of Ignis Community(Sunyanghana), a nonprofit organization that specializes in treating children with developmental disabilities. She is one of the few Americans who has actually spent over ten years living and working in the DPRK and is the author of the book, Discovering Joy: Ten Years in North Korea. She and her husband’s work inside the nation has included humanitarian outreach, social enterprises, and medical treatment and education, which has been featured in TIME, Mission Frontiers, and the Wall Street Journal. Joy specializes in Educational Therapy and is the Director for Special Education at the Pyongyang Spine Rehabilitation Center in North Korea where she works with children who have cerebral palsy, autism, and other developmental disabilities.
  • Kyu Chang LEE

    Humanitarianism and Cooperation Division, Korean Institute for National Unification(KINU)

    Director

    Dr. Lee, Kyu-Chang had a B.A. in Law from Korea University, Seoul, Korea. He obtained a M.A. and a Ph.D. in International Law from Korea University graduate school. After receiving his Ph.D., he served as a member of Supreme Court Research Council on Special Legal Systems. In 2007, he joined the Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU) and is currently serving as the Director of Humanitarianism and Cooperation Research Division. His main areas of research include North Korean law, unification relations law, inter-Korean legislative system, North Korean human rights, North Korean defectors, and Humanitarian Cooperation. Dr. Lee has actively participated as a current member of Advisory Committee for Inter-Korean Legal System of Ministry of Government Legislation, North Korea Legislation Research Committee of Ministry of Justice, Advisory Committee to Promote a Unified Legal System of Ministry of Unification, and Unification Judicial Study Commission of the Supreme Court of Korea.
  • Hyoung-Joon LIM

    UN World Food Programme

    Director, WFP Global office in Korea

    Hyoung-Joon Lim has been the Director of UN WFP Korea Office since 2011. He joined UN WFP in 2002 as JPO and served in Honduras, Guinea Bissau, and Lao PDR, managing emergency operations and development projects. After his missions, he moved to UN WFP HQ in Rome, Italy to serve as a donor relations officer for the Asia region until he was reassigned to ROK. In his 20s, Hyoung-Joon backpacked over 80 countries and was engaged in several publications including “I swallowed Earth” (1999), “Global Young Korean” (2008), and “Let’s smile together” (2012). In 2015, he was a visiting professor at Seoul National University to teach “International Development Practice.” Hyoung-Joon received a B.A in language and diplomatic science, M.A in political science from H.U.F.S and MPA from Harvard University.
  • Mingyu LEE

    The Seoul Institute

    Associate Research Fellow

    Min-gyu Lee is an associate research fellow at the Seoul Institute, South Korea. A graduate of Kookmin University and Peking University (M.A., Ph.D.). He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Macau (2014-15). Prior to Joining the Seoul Institute in 2018, Dr. Lee was an associate research fellow at the Future Consensus Institute(2015-2017). His research foci include China’s foreign policy, Sino-American relations, City diplomacy, and Inter-Korean Relations. Dr. Lee also serves as research fellow at the Korea consensus Institute, Han shin Eurasia Institute in Korea, and the Charhar Institute in China.
  • David WOLFF

    Crowell & Moring LLP, USA

    Partner Attorney

    David (Dj) Wolff is a partner and attorney at law in the firm's Washington, D.C. and London offices and a director with C&M International, the firm's trade policy affiliate. At Crowell & Moring, he practices in the International Trade practice group where his practice focuses on compliance with U.S. economic sanctions, export controls and antiboycott regimes, including by providing day-to-day compliance guidance, developing compliance programs including through on-site compliance trainings, responding to government inquiries, conducting internal investigations, representing them during civil and criminal enforcement proceedings, and, in collaboration with colleagues, managing the potential conflict of laws which can arise from the interaction between extraterritorial impacts of U.S. regulations and third country "blocking" laws or data privacy regulations. Dj splits his time between Washington and London, working regularly with European clients and colleagues to provide coordinated guidance on U.S., U.K., and EU sanctions compliance and enforcement. Dj was named a Law360 Rising Star in International Trade in 2020, by the The National Law Journal’s “DC Rising Stars” in 2019, and named one of the "40 under 40" in Investigations internationally by Global Investigations Review in 2017.

S5-2 : A Discuss of Humanitarian Support and Regional Development with North Korea through Social Solidarity Economy

  • Time : 2020. 9. 8. 13:30 ~ 15:30
  • Organization : Hananuri Academy of Northeast Asian Studies
  • Session Description

    The role of large capital in inter-Korean economic cooperation is clear, but too dependent on large capital can distort the structure of inter-Korean economic cooperation. In pursuit of North Koreans' self-reliance, a new approach is required for humanitarian assistance and regional development cooperation. This new approach should be combined with the experiences and capabilities of South Korean civil society. Cooperatives, one of the method of Social Solidarity Economy(SSE), played an important role in the era of the mixed economies in North Korea, and players still occupy a certain status (Lee Jong-seok, 2011; Lee Chan-woo, 2018). In this sense, the paradigm of SSE can be combined with humanitarian assistance to achieve a breakthrough even during the time of sanctions on North Korea. We can also respond to North Korea's recent policy change on the refusal of the humanitarian assistance. It will also serve as a bridge to promote regional development cooperation without provoking North Korea's ideology during the future peace regime.

  • Insung PANG

    HANANURI

    President

    Since 2007, Bang In-sung has been working as the President of Hananuri and has visited Kaesong, Mount Kumgang and Rason Special City in North Korea more than 30 times to carry out various cooperation projects. As a result, he has formed the trust relationship with the North Korea. The representative projects of Hananuri include the "Mokdori, Connecting the North and South project” and the "Independent Village Project." He is continuing various unification activities, including a standing committee member of The National Unification Advisory Council (2006-2007), an operating member of the Solidarity for Peaceful Reunification (2009-present), and director of the Korea NGO Council for Cooperation with North Korea (2020-present). In 2006, he was awarded the Presidential Commendation in recognition of his services.
  • Sungchan CHO

    Hananuri Academy of Northeast Asian Studies

    Research Director

    Sungchan Cho received doctorate degree from the Department of Land Management at the People's University of China and is currently working as the Research Director of the "Hananuri Academy of Northeast Asian Studies." He is researching public land leasing system, land policy of China and North Korea, and strategies for regional development in North Korea under the big framework of Social and Solidarity Economy. Major studies include China's experience in land reform(2011), Win-Win City(2015), and Public Land Leasing Theory for Land Reform in North Korea(2019). I won the second Kim Ki-won Academic Award in 2017.
  • Changjin KIM

    Sungkonghoe University

    Professor

    Currently, Professor of division of Social Sciences, Dean of Graduate School of Social and Solidarity Economy. Major research theme: Relations between State Power and Cooperatives; Inter-relations between Cooperative and Community; Public Policy and Social and Solidarity Economy. Publications: Socialism and Cooperative Movement(2008), Quebec Model: Cooperative, Social Economy and Public Policy in Canada(2015), 100 years of Korean Cooperative Movement vol.II(2019), Humanities of Cooperation and Solidarity(2015), Cooperative Dilemma(translation, 2015), Cuba: Dancing Socialism(2017)
  • Chanwoo LEE

    Teikyo University, Japan

    Associate Professor

    Chanwoo Lee, is an Associate Professor at Teikyo University in Tokyo. In 1998 and 1999 before going to Japan, he was a member of the Central Committee of the National Unification Advisory Council of south Korea, which is a constitutional institution to advise the President on the formulation of peaceful unification policy. After coming to Japan, he has experienced careers at ERINA as a visiting researcher in Niigata. He is also working as a Specially Appointed Fellow at Japan Center for Economic Research in Tokyo. He is an author of articles and research papers on Korea Peninsula issue including economic cooperation among northeast Asian region, for example, “Northeast Asia Policies of South and North Korea”, Changing Economic Map in the Northeast Asia, Bunshindo,Tokyo( 2017).
  • Hyun-Ah CHOI

    Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea

    Senior Researcher

    Dr. Hyun-Ah Choi is currently working at Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea, based in Seoul, consulting NGOs, academic and public institutions in questions of unification and Inter-Korean environment cooperation as a senior researcher. She works on sustainable development issues in the inner-Korean border area and from 2015 has participated in field survey(s) near the DMZ and border area as an expert. Her research interests include Inter-Korean cooperation, such as forest, wetland and biodiversity, and ecosystem services assessment.
  • Douk KANG

    MAMBOSAWASAWA

    Executive Director

    Douk Kang completed various large-scale humanitarian and international development projects in the Kingdom of Eswatini, Haiti, Ghana and etc for 10 years when he worked in Worldvison. For his contribution to helping the vulnerable people and achievements, he became the winner of an award, the South Korean Foreign Ministry founded to remember the late Catholic priest Lee tae-seok in 2016. Since then he had a Master of Business Administration degree, specialized in social Entrepreneurship from KAIST, and established the social venture ‘Mambosawasawa’. Currently, he is actively contributing in the area of international development and social value sector by conducting various project development/monitoring/evaluation of projects, researches and trainings to promote the quality and accountability.
  • Hae Kyung CHOI

    OKEDONGMU CHILDREN IN KOREA

    Secretary General

    CHOI HAE-KYUNG had worked for a long time in the OKEDONGMU CHILDREN IN KOREA since 1998 and has served as secretary-general in the same organization since 2013. In addition, she is active in various committees. Representatively, she has been working as the director of the operation committee of the Korea NGO Council for Cooperation with North korea (2018~ present), a standing committee member of the National Unification Advisory Council (2007~ present), and an advisory group for the inter-Korean summit (2018~ present). She majored in education at Sookmyung Women's University and earned a master's degree from the graduate school. In recognition of her various activities, she won the sixth NGO Women's Leadership Award (Women's Newspaper) in 2008.

S5-3 : Inclusive Partnerships for the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus on the Korean Peninsula

  • Time : 2020. 9. 8. 13:30 ~ 15:30
  • Organization : Institute for Peace and Unification Studies, Seoul National University
  • Session Description

    Both peace for nuclear crisis and development cooperation for prosperity remain as one of the central concerns for the Korean Peninsula and its neighboring countries. The recent ups and downs of peaceful negotiations among Pyeongyang, Washington and Seoul are likely to hamper the humanitarian aid agencies’ efforts to prepare development partnerships with North Korea in accordance with the economic sanctions towards North Korea. Meanwhile, connecting peace with development and humanitarian assistance has been mainstreamed as a first co-priority of the United Nations and the World Bank under the boundaries of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This panel will provide both timely and important insights on how to best address this challenge by exploring the problems and hurdles to peace and development cooperation, the potential solutions to address these problems in implementing the humanitarian-development-peace (HDP) nexus, and the role that aid donors and North Korea as a common recipient country can perform to strengthen such nexus. Particularly, the panel will demonstrate various scenarios on the inclusiveness of the peace-development partnership for the Korean peninsula by introducing the perspectives of both bilateral/multilateral donors and international/local NGOs.

  • Sung Chull KIM

    Institute for Peace and Unification Studies Seoul National University(IPUS)

    Humanities Korea Professor

    Sung Chull Kim is Humanities Korea Professor at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies at Seoul National University. Before holding this position, he served as a senior fellow at the Korea Institute for National Unification (1992-2003) and Professor at the Hiroshima Peace Institute—Hiroshima City University (2003-2012). Kim has headed a number of projects on nuclear proliferation, state violence, and regional cooperation/conflict, and now prepares a book on political economy of the relationship between China and its neighbors. Kim’s recently published books are: Partnership within Hierarchy: The Evolving East Asian Security Triangle (State Univ. of New York Press, 2017, single authored) and North Korea and Nuclear Weapons: Entering the New Era of Deterrence (Georgetown Univ. Press, 2017, coedited with Michael Cohen). Kim is currently editor of Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, a SCOPUS-indexed peace studies journal.
  • Kadir Jun AYHAN

    Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

    Visiting Professor

    Kadir Jun Ayhan is a visiting professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Division of International Studies. His main research interests include public diplomacy, power in world politics, Korean foreign policy and active learning pedagogy for international relations. Ayhan serves as Associate Editor for Quality & Quantity and Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia journals. He regularly consults for governmental public diplomacy projects in Korea. Ayhan holds a Ph.D. (2016) and M.I.S. (2010) from Seoul National University Graduate School of International Studies and a Bachelor of Commerce (2008) from The University of Auckland. He has published articles in International Studies Perspectives, Korea Observer and Asian International Studies Review, among others.
  • Kyungyon MOON

    Jeonbuk National University

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Kyungyon Moon is the Associate Professor of the School of International Studies at Chonbuk National University, Republic of Korea since 2016. He served as the Research Fellow at the Research Institute for North Korea Development at the Export-Import Bank of Korea from May 2014 to February 2016, the Research Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies at Korea University from March 2013 to April 2014, and Professional Researcher at the Institute for Poverty Alleviation and International Development (IPAID) at Yonsei University in South Korea. He is the Chair of International Cooperation of Korea Association of International Development and Cooperation. Before he also served as Administration Secretary at the Committee of International Development and Cooperation at the Korean Association of International Studies (KAIS) in 2013, Vice-Secretary of the KAIDEC from January 2013 to April 2014 and the Member of Policy Advisory Committee of the NGO Council for Cooperation with North Korea.
  • Young Hoon SONG

    Kangwon National University

    Professor

    Young Hoon Song is Dean of the Office of Planning at Kangwon National University since June 2020 and teach and research in the field of internal relations of the Department of Political Science since 2015. Before he was joining the department, he was a research fellow of the Korea Institute for National Unification between July 2014 and February 2015 and a HK research professor of the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies at Seoul National University between September 2011 and July 2014. He received a Bachelor and a MA in Education from Seoul National University and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of South Carolina in the USA in 2011. His research interests include conflict and refugees, humanitarian assistance and development cooperation, peace studies, and inter-Korean relations.
  • Gyubin CHOI

    Institute for Peace and Unification Studies Seoul National University(IPUS)

    Senior Researcher

    Gyubin Choi is a senior researcher at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National University. He received his MA in international development from the University of Manchester in 2008 and my PhD in international relations from the University of Leeds in 2014. His research interests focus on inter-Korean relations and peace agendas on the Korean peninsula and East Asia. He is also interested in economic statecraft, an engagement approach, the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, and broader international relations of the Asia-Pacific.
  • Jung-hyun CHO

    Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Law School

    Professor

    Jung-hyun Cho is Professor of International Law at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) Law School since 2015. Formerly, he worked at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA) and the Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU). Professor Cho received his Ph.D. in law from the University of Edinburgh in the UK. His main research areas include North Korean human rights and refugee issues, and other various legal and policy issues surrounding the Korean Peninsula. Professor Cho is advising Ministry of Unification, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, and National Human Rights Commission of Korea.
  • Taekyoon KIM

    Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University

    Professor

    Taekyoon Kim is Vice Dean and professor of the Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University. He is currently the editor-in-chief of International Development Cooperation Review and Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, and also the former board member of Korean Sociological Association, Korea Association of Human Rights Studies, Korea Association of International Studies, and Korean Association of International Development Cooperation. In the public sector, he served as former policy advisor for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, consultant for UNESCO and UNDP Seoul Policy Center, prior to his current position of Executive Director of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA); in the academic field, he has been participating in varieties of academic institutes such as UNRISD, Goethe University's AFRASO, Tuebingen University's Global South Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, RC18 of International Political Science Association, etc.; and in the civic sector, he has various positions such as the former chairperson of international affairs for the Citizens' Coalition for Economic Justice, and policy advisor for the People's Initiatives for Development Alternatives and Korea NGO Council for Overseas Development Cooperation. His main academic research areas include international development, peace studies, global governance and international political sociology, and he published many articles to academic peer-reviewed journals such as International Sociology, Journal of Democracy, Global Governance, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, and so forth. He received D.Phil from the University of Oxford and Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and served as a visiting professor at the University of Paris IV (Sorbonne), and assistant professor at Waseda University and Ewha Womans University.

S5-4 : Laying the Foundation for Peace through Human Rights

  • Time : 2020. 9. 8. 13:30 ~ 15:30
  • Organization : United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Seoul
  • Session Description

    The proposed session will present views on how to support efforts to build peace and prevent conflict by applying a more inclusive and human rights based approach to the peace process. The main speaker will present OHCHR’s findings, based on interviews and other research, of the main elements of such an approach on the Korean peninsula, including views of escapees from the DPRK; critical human rights elements; and inclusiveness. The session will also discuss how some areas of human rights can be included in dialogue with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea through using international human rights mechanisms that the country has engaged with. It may draw on examples from other relevant contexts in order to show how the inclusion of human rights elements can make the peace process more meaningful for the population, and more sustainable.

  • Madoka SAJI

    United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Seoul

    Human Rights Officer

    Madoka Saji serves as Human Rights Officer of OHCHR Seoul. She monitors, reports and advocates on the human rights situation of the DPRK and supports the work of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the DPRK. Prior to taking up this position, Ms. Saji worked in OHCHR Geneva and in the UN mission in Afghanistan. She also served as a researcher/adviser at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations in New York
  • Imesh POKHAREL

    United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Seoul

    Officer in Charge

    "Imesh Pokharel is Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Field-based structure in Seoul. He has worked with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights since 2006 as a Regional Emergency Coordinator for Asia, Team Coordinator for Thailand Program and as a human rights officer in Thailand, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Malaysia, Geneva and Nepal. He has also worked with the International Labor Organization in Myanmar and with the National Human Rights Commission of Nepal. He has experience in Rule of Law, Democratic Governance, Accountability, humanitarian action and Peacebuilding. He holds a degree in Law and Management."
  • Kyung-ok DO

    Korea Institute for National Unification(KINU)

    Research Fellow

    DO, KYUNG-OK is a Research Fellow at Korea Institute for National Unification. She received her Ph.D. in law from Seoul National University. Currently, she is an adjunct professor at University of North Korean Studies. She is also a member of Korean Society of International Law, Seoul International Law Academy, Committee on Compensation and Support for Abduction Victims and Ministry of Unification Policy Advisory Committee. Her recent research focuses on peace process on the Korean peninsula, human rights and sanctions.
  • Se-hyek OH

    Civil Society Actor

    Mr. Sehyek Oh was born in North Korea, defected in 1999 and came to South Korea in 2002. Oh has over six years of experience in interviewing North Korean defectors, first as a research team officer at the Citizen's Alliance for North Korean Human Rights (2012~2013) and later as a news reporter at the DailyNK (2013~2014). Oh served as Lead Researcher at Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG) (2014 ~ 2018). Oh has interviewed 425 North Korean defectors as part of Mapping Crimes against Humanity in North Korea. TJWG, which was co-founded by Mr. Oh and other international friends, locates mass grave sites and mass killing sites in North Korea by Google Satellite imagery. He holds two Master’s degrees: first in Sociology from Korea University (2011), and later in Globalization and Development from the University of Sheffield with a Chevening scholarship from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK (2012). He received his B.A. in Chinese Language from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (2009). Mr. Oh has participated in IVLP on the topic of “Resettlements in Conflict Areas” from August 2010 to September 2010.

S6-1 : Kim Jong Un’s “Frontal Breakthrough” Strategy:Evaluation of the Achievements and Prospects for 2021

  • Time : 2020. 9. 8. 16:00 ~ 18:00
  • Organization : The Institute for Far Eastern Studies Kyungnam University
  • Session Description

    The “frontal breakthrough” strategy, which was adopted at the 5th Plenary Session of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea at the end of last year, is the central theme through which we can analyze the changes that are happening in North Korea and forecast the future. North Korea has made public declarations that its “strategy of making a frontal breakthrough” will produce visible results to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Worker’s Party of Korea on October 10th of this year. At the Korea Global Forum for Peace 2020, to be held just before the 75th anniversary of the WPK, we will evaluate the progress and results of Kim Jong Un’s “frontal break through” strategy and forecast how North Korea’s strategy will change in 2021 while also proposing the strategic responses that the South Korean government should make. The purpose of this session is to propose strategic alternatives for the resumption of inter-Korean dialogue and the promotion of sustainable inter-Korean cooperation.

  • Kwan-Sei LEE

    The Institute for Far Eastern Studies, Kyungnam University

    Director

    Kwan-Sei LEE is Director of the Institute for Far Eastern Studies, Kyungnam University, and Chair Professor of the Graduated School of North Korean Studies at Kyungnam University. He previously studied at the Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California Berkeley as a visiting Scholar. He had served for key posts in the Ministry of Unification including the 17th ROK Vice Minister of Unification, Head of the Office of Inter-Korean Dialogue, Director General for Unification Policy, Head of the Intelligence and Analysis Bureau, and Ministry of Unification spokesperson. He also served as a representative in the 18th, 19th, and 20th Inter-Korean Ministerial Talks, and was the head of the advance team for the Inter-Korean Summit. He is a member of various governmental advisory committees such as the Gaeseong Industrial District Management Foundation.
  • Eul-Chul LIM

    The Institute for Far Eastern Studies, Kyungnam University

    Associate Professor

    Eul-Chul LIM is an Associate Professor and the Director of the ICNK Center at the Institute for Far Eastern Studies, Kyungnam University, and also serves as a member of the Policy Advisory Committee for the President for South-North Summit, National Security Council of the Blue House, ROK Ministry of Unification, and the other ministries. Prior to joining IFES, Prof. LIM worked as a specialist in the Department of North Korea in the Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA). He also has studied at the Georgetown University of Washington D.C. as a visiting researcher. He received his B.A. in Trade from Yeungnam University, M.A. in Area Studies from Korea University and finally a Ph.D. in Politics and Diplomacy at Kyungnam University.
  • Dong-Yub KIM

    The Institute for Far Eastern Studies, Kyungnam University

    Associate Professor

    Dong-Yub KIM has received Ph.D. in North Korean Studies (Military & Security) at University of North Korean Studies. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Far Eastern Studies of Kyungnam University and a Central Committee Member The National Unification Advisory Council (NUAC), an advisor in Ministry of National Defense (MND), Ministry of Unification (MOU) & Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF). His academic interests are North Korean military, North Korean nuclear issue, Northeast Asian security, military negotiation and peace regime. He had a successful twenty-year career in the ROK Navy before retiring as a commander. Previously, he had served as a North Korea specialist at the MND taking part in several military talks between North and South Korea.
  • Jung-Chul LEE

    Soongsil University

    Professor

    Jung-Chul Lee is a Professor in the dept. of Political Science and International Relations at Soongsil University. He was a former Chief of Economic Security Team in the Samsung Economic Research Institute (2002-2006) and served as a visiting scholar at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies in George Washington University for a year in 2014. He currently serves as an advisor for the Department of Unification. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (1991) from Seoul National University and an M.A. (1997) in Political Science from Seoul National University. He completed his Ph.D. in Political Science at Seoul National University in 2002. He has written books and articles on North Korea, including “Sanctions for Nuclear Inhibition: Comparing Sanction Conditions between Iran and North Korea” (Asian Perspective, 2019), “Making Sense of North Korea: How to Respond to Pyongyang's Charm Offensive,” (Foreign Affairs, 2015) and DPRK-US Confrontation (in Korean, 2012).
  • Young-Hoon LEE

    SKRI

    Research Fellow

    "Young-Hoon LEE is a research fellow at SK Research Institute for SUPEX Management, a think tank for SK Group in South Korea. Prior to joining SK Research Institute, he was a North Korean Economist at the Bank of Korea and the Korea Institute for National Unification. He also served as advisor to the Presidential Commission on Policy Planning, the South Korea's Ministry of Unification and the Advisory on Democratic Peaceful Unification. He has written many books and papers on North Korea and inter-Korean economic cooperation. His recent research publications include “Exploring Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation from the Perspective of Peace and Innovation (2019)”, “Outlook for North Korea's Economic Policy and IT-based Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation (2018)”, North Korean Service Industry (2017, co-authored), North Korea Nuclear, Today and Tomorrow (2016, co-authored), “North Korea's Monetary Finance Status and Recent Assessment on its Financial Measures: Focusing on Inflation, Dollarization, and Private Financing (2015).” Dr. Lee received his Ph.D. in Economics from Korea University and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Faculty of Oriental Studies University of Cambridge."

S6-2 : North Korean Education Reform Trends in the Kim Jong-un Era

  • Time : 2020. 9. 8. 16:00 ~ 18:00
  • Organization : Korea Educational Development Institute
  • Session Description

    Understanding the changing trends of North Korean education not only helps to decide the direction of exchanges and cooperation in education between South and North Korea, but also fits the purpose of this forum in that it can identify the future generation of talented people aimed at the Kim Jong-un regime. The reform of North Korean education in the Kim Jong-un regime is very different from the previous period, and this will be an important indicator of the future change of North Korean society.This session, which studies the trends of North Korean education reform in the Kim Jong-un era, will give the international community a deeper understanding of the rapidly changing North Korean education.

  • Byung-Young PARK

    Korea Educational Development Institute

    Director-General

    Byung-Young Park earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Yonsei University, and then a Ph.D. in sociology from Yonsei Graduate School. He conducted research on North Korea and Korean reunification at Yonsei Institute for North Korean Studies for four years. After joining the Korean Educational Development Institute in 2007, he conducted research on education and social mobility, college admission system, lifelong education. Currently, he is the director-general of the Future Education Research Division, Korea Educational Development Institute.
  • Jeong-ah CHO

    Korea Institute for National Unification(KINU)

    Senior Research Fellow

    Since 2005, Cho, Jeong-ah has been working at the Korea Institute for National Unification. In 2003, she earned a Ph.D from Seoul National University for research on education and the reproduction of labor forces in North Korea during the industrialization period. She has conducted research on North Korean education, North Korean youth and gender politics in North Korea. She is currently conducting research on reform of higher education in North Korea.
  • Jisoo KIM

    Korean Educational Development Institute

    Research Fellow

    Jisoo Kim served as a middle school teacher for over 10 years, after graduating from the Department of Education at Seoul National University. After that, he received a master's degree in sociology of education from SNU as a study of North Korean teachers, and then he received a Ph.D. for his research on North Korean education bureaucracy. Since joining the Korean Education Development Institute in 2013, he has been conducting research on North Korean education and education support for North Korean defectors. Since 2017, he has served as the Director of the Office of Unification Education Research of KEDI, and is in charge of the education support program for North Korean youth and the support for unification education. Recently, he conducted research on North Korea's primary and secondary education in the Kim Jong-eun era and as a research director in the longitudinal study of North Korean background youth education.
  • Gu-Sup KANG

    Chonnam National Univerisity

    Professor

  • Ji-Hye KIM

    Korea Educational Development Institute

    Associate Research Fellow

    Ji-Hye Kim has been part of Office of Unification Education Research in the Korean Educational Development Institute since 2017 as an Associate Research Fellow. In the office she has researched education of North Korea, Unification Education, and education for North Korean migrant youth. As a manager of Research and Planning team at the Education Support Center for North Korean Migrant Youth, she also executed various education programs for North Korean migrant youth including teacher training programs. She earned a BA in Education and Korean Language and Literacy and MA in Education at the Ewha Woman’s University. She also earned Ph.D in Curriculum Studies and International Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Based on her research interest in curriculum reform and global citizenship, she is conducting various research on North Korea’s curriculum changes and North Korean migrant youth.
  • Hojye KANG

    Institute of Korean Studies Free University of Berlin, Germany

    Affiliated Fellow

    He majored in physics and has a deep understanding of science. He is the first Ph.D majored in the history of science-technology and policies in North Korea. He has been conducting academic researches on North Korean science-technology and policies. In addition, he is making great efforts to form a consensus on inter-Korean cooperation through public lectures and writings. His main themes are how to exchange and cooperate with North Korea through science and technology. He has researched for education of mathmatis and science-technology, seeking alternative solution of denuclearization through peaceful use of science-technology. Promoting inter-Korean Startups using North Korean science and technology is another research theme.

S6-3 : North Korea’s Socio-Economic Changes in the Kim Jong Un Era: Population·Employment·Women

  • Time : 2020. 9. 8. 16:00 ~ 18:00
  • Organization : North Korean Research Division, Korea Institute for National Unification
  • Session Description

    This session sheds light on socio-economic changes occurred in the Kim Jong Un era from the perspective of population, employment, and women. It examines patterns of changes taking place in various areas of North Korea aside from an issue-specific way of perceiving the North such as nuclear issues and marketization. North Korea’s changes are analyzed in two dimensions: demographic structure and employment structure viewed from the macroscopic perspective; and experiences of women and family from the microscopic perspective. The session will provide an opportunity to grasp North Korea’s changes through the structural lens of macroscopic patterns in population and employment and via the meticulous lens of microscopic observation in people’s daily life.

  • Philo KIM

    Institute for Peace and Unification Studies Seoul National University(IPUS)

    Professor

    Philo Kim is associate professor at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS), Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. He received his Ph.D in Sociology from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. Professor Kim had formerly served as a senior fellow and director of North Korean Studies Division at a government funded research institute KINU, and also served as president of the Korean Association of North Korean Studies. He is currently serving or served as advisory committee members in Ministry of Unification, Ministry of Defense, National Intelligence Service, Korea Broadcasting System, National Unification Advisory Council, Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation, etc. His main research areas include North Korea, Unification issues and Peace Studies. He is the author of Reading North Korea by Chosun Korea (2016), Dreaming Unification Again(2017), Kim Jong Un Succession System (2011), North Korean Diaspora (2011), and Flexible and Complex Unification theory (2010).
  • Jea Hwan HONG

    Korea Institute for National Unification(KINU)

    Research Fellow

    Dr. Jea-Hwan Hong is a Research Fellow of North Korean Studies Division at the Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU). He received his Ph.D. degree from Seoul National University, and conducted his postdoctoral research at Korea University. Dr. Hong’s main research areas cover the North Korean Economy, Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation, Economic Development, and Korean Economic History. His publications include “Human Rights Situation of Women and Children in North Korea” (2016), “Current Status of Operation and Governance of North Korean Corporations” (2016),“North Korean Economy in the Kim Jung-un Regime” (2017), and “Livelihoods in North Korea and Cooperation Plan” (2018).
  • Ji Young CHOI

    Korea Institute for National Unification(KINU)

    Research Fellow

    Dr. Choi, Ji Young is a Research Fellow at Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU). She received her Ph.D. in economics at Korea University. Her main research interest is the North Korean economy focusing on industrial structure, demographic trend, and dual structure of formal and informal sector. Dr. Choi served as an Economist at Economic Research Institute, Bank of Korea. Her recent publications are as follows. An Analysis of Demographic Structural Change in North Korea and Its Implications (2016), Estimation of Formal and Informal Sectors in Social Accounting Matrix for the North Korean Economy (2017), and Quantitative Analysis of North Korea’s Openness and Gains from Trade (2019).
  • Hee Young YI

    Daegu University

    Professor

    Since 2007, Hee Young YI has been working as a professor at the Department of Sociology at Daegu University. Based on qualitative research methodology, she is doing research on division, migration, and gender/minority. She holds a master's degree in sociology and pedagogy from TUB, Germany, and a doctorate in sociology from Kassel University. Currently acting as the director of the Brave Women's Research Institute and the Critical Sociological Association of Korea, Hee Young Yi is interested in human rights, gender policy, and new social values led by the theory of de-growth in the 21st century.
  • Ingrid MIETHE

    Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany

    Professor

    "Ingrid Miethe is a Professor of General Education at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany. Dr. Miethe is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies since 2017. She received her Doctorate in political science at the Free University of Berlin (1999). Her main areas of interests are history of education and connections between education and social inequality. Before joining the Justus Liebig University Giessen, she was a Research Assistant at the Institute for Educational Science at the University of Greifswald (1999 – 2002) and Professor of General Pedagogy at Protestant University of Applied Science Darmstadt (2002 -2010). She is the co-author of Globalization of an Educational Idea. Workers’ Faculties in Eastern Germany, Vietnam, Cuba and Mozambique (2020) Berlin/ Boston: de Gryter"
  • Kyoochul KIM

    Korea Development Institute(KDI)

    Associate Fellow

    Kyoochul Kim is an Associate Fellow at Korea Development Institute (KDI). He joined KDI in 2016. His research interests are North Korean economy, and major research topics include the North Korea’s macro-economy, North Korea’s trade and the welfare and income of North Korean people. His recent research publications are “How far is North Korea from an economic normal state? (2019)”, “Measure the quality of North Korea’s trade (2018)”, “Analysis of North Korea’s oil trade and policy implication (2018)”, “Welfare of North Korean estimated by Satellite night-time light (2017)”, “Structural break of the North Korean economy (2017)”, “North Korea’s anthracite export: focusing on the price (2017)”. He obtained his BA and MA degree in Economics at Seoul National University, and Ph.D. degree in Economics at Pennsylvania State University.
  • Soojung KIM

    Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET)

    Associate Research Fellow

    Soojung Kim is Associate Research Fellow of Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade and is conducting research on the North Korean industry. In 2017, she is granted a Ph. D. in Economics from the Korea University, majoring in Development Economics (Dissertation title: Three Essays on the Sustainable Development: Focusing on the Environment, Life Satisfaction and the Development of Economic-transition Countries). Research topics of interest are inter-Korean industrial cooperation and North Korea’s sustainable development and green & energy transition.

S6-4 : Recent Changes in Economy and Development Cooperation in North Korea

  • Time : 2020. 9. 8. 16:00 ~ 18:00
  • Organization : The Korean Association of North Korean Studies
  • Session Description

    North Korea's internal marketization and privatization are partially progressing, and political, social and cultural changes are also taking place. It is necessary to diagnose the basic research situation to understand the complexities of North Korean society and the system. This seminar is intended to provide an opportunity to make up new plans for economic and developmental cooperation with North Korea.

  • Michael SETH

    James Madison University, USA

    Professor

    Michael J Seth is a professor of History at James Madison University where he teaches world and Asian history. His research interests include both educational and economic development in South Korea and the political and social evolution of North Korea, as well as placing Korean history in a global context. He is the author of Education Fever: Society, Politics and the Pursuit of Leaning in South Korea (20020); North Korea: A History (2018), A Concise History of Korea (Third Edition, 2020), Korea: A Very Short Introduction (2020), and is the editor of the Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean History (2016).
  • Kevin GRAY

    Sussex University, UK

    Professor of International Relations

    Kevin Gray is a Professor in International Relations at the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex. His research expertise relates to the political economy of North Korea and East Asian development more broadly. He is author (with Jong-Woon Lee) of North Korea and the Geopolitics of Development (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), as well as Korean Workers and Neoliberal Globalisation (Routledge, 2008), Labour and Development in East Asia: Social Forces and Passive Revolution (Routledge, 2015). He is also editor of (with Barry Gills) Rising Powers and the Future of Global Governance (Routledge, 2018); (with Barry Gills) People Power in an Era of Global Crisis: Rebellion, Resistance, and Liberation (Routledge, 2013); (with Craig Murphy) Rising Powers and South-South Cooperation (Routledge, 2018). His work has also appeared in Journal of Contemporary Asia, Review of International Political Economy, New Left Review, Pacific Review, New Political Economy, and Third World Quarterly.
  • Kee B. PARK

    Harvard Medical School, USA

    Lecturer

    Dr. Park is the Director of North Korea Program at the Korean American Medical Association and the Lead for the Korea Policy Project at Harvard Medical School. Since 2007, he has made 20 visits to DPRK, most recently in November, 2019. He is a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School where his academic interests include DPRK public health and the role of international organizations, factors influencing humanitarian aid, the relationships between international security, health, and human rights and health diplomacy. He is a member of the National Committee on North Korea and the Council of Korean Americans. He also serves as an Expert Adviser for Surgical Care at the World Health Organization in Geneva. He received his MD from Rutgers Medical School MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
  • Sojin LIM

    University of Central Lancashire, UK

    Associate Professor, Co-Director of the International Institute of Korean Studies

    Dr Sojin Lim is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), Course Leader for both MA North Korean Studies and MA Asia Pacific Studies, and Co-Director of the International Institute of Korean Studies (IKSU) at the University of Central Lancashire. She works as co-Editor of the ‘Routledge Research on Korea’ series and is also Research Fellow at the Ewha Institute of Unification Studies at Ewha Womans University. Prior to joining UCLan, she worked for aid agencies as senior research fellow with hands-on field experiences. She obtained both BA and MA degrees from Ewha Womans University, South Korea, and PhD degree from the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) at the University of Manchester, UK. Her research interests lie at development studies, area studies, public policy, and political economy, with cases of North Korea, South Korea and the Pacific islands. She frequently discusses changes in North Korea and in the Korea Peninsula in media interviews, such as BBC. Currently, Lim is co-editing Routledge Handbook of Contemporary South Korea.
  • Rüdiger FRANK

    University of Vienna, Austria

    Professor

    Rüdiger Frank is Professor of East Asian Economy and Society and Head of the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria. He was born and raised in socialist East Germany and lived for five years in the Soviet Union, experienced German Unification first hand as a 21-year-old, and spent one semester as a language student at Kim-Il-Sung University in Pyongyang in 1991/1992. He holds university degrees in Korean Studies, International Relations, and Economics. On the basis of these skills and experiences, he has written extensively on various topics related to North Korea, including its economic history during the 1950s, the connections between ideology and economic reform after the 1990s famine, tourism and trade, and the political economy of unification. He has been working with the World Economic Forum since 2011 and was named one of the 50 most influential German economists by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in 2012. He tweets as @GTDRP.
  • Owen MILLER

    SOAS, University of London, UK

    Assistant Professor

    Dr Owen Miller initially studied East Asian history at SOAS as an undergraduate and subsequently lived in South Korea, where he studied Korean language at Yonsei University. He returned to SOAS in 2001 to study for an MA and then a PhD in Korean history, focusing on merchant guilds in late nineteenth century Seoul. Prior to joining SOAS as a lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Korean Studies, Owen worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Robinson College, University of Cambridge. His current research interests include: the social and economic history of 19th and 20th century Korea; Korean nationalist and Marxist historiographies; and the economic history of North Korea.
  • Dong-Jin KIM

    Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    IRC Marie Curie Fellow

    Dr Dong Jin Kim is Irish Research Council and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Trinity College Dublin. His research interests are in the area of peacebuilding, reconciliation, humanitarian and development cooperation in the Korean peninsula, and comparative studies of peace processes in conflict-affected countries such as Korea and Ireland. He is author of The Korean Peace Process and Civil Society: Towards Strategic Peacebuilding (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) and co-editor of a forthcoming book, Reconciling Divided States: Peace Processes in Ireland and Korea (Routledge, 2021). His recent articles and book chapters include ‘Peacebuilding and Korean Civil Society’ (The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies, 2020, in print); ‘Civil Society and Non-Violent Political Action in Northern Ireland’ (Philosophical Perspectives on Contemporary Ireland, Routledge, 2020, co-authored with Iain Atack); ‘Beyond identity lines: women building peace in Northern Ireland and the Korean peninsula’ (Asia Europe Journal, 2019); ‘Sharing Lessons between Peace Processes: A Comparative Case Study on the Northern Ireland and Korean Peace Processes’ (Social Sciences, 2018); ‘Building Relationships Across the Boundaries: The Peacebuilding Role of Civil Society in the Korean Peninsula’ (International Peacekeeping, 2017); and ‘Aid to the Enemy: Linking Development and Peacebuilding on the Korean Peninsula’ (Pacific Review, 2016).
  • Juan BLICK

    DG DEVCO, European Commission

    Desk officer DPRK

    Juan Blick works at the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development at the European Commission, where he manages the cooperation portfolio with the DPRK. Prior to this, he held short-term positions after finishing university. He went to university in the UK, where he studied history, with a focus on political thought and imperialism.
  • Christopher GREEN

    Leiden University, Netherlands

    Professor

    Christopher Green is an assistant professor in the Korean Studies department of Leiden University in the Netherlands and NK Pro Analyst at Korea Risk Group. He is a former senior advisor for International Crisis Group and manager of the international department of Daily NK, a Seoul-based media company that reports inside news from North Korean affairs via a network of trained citizen journalists inside the country. He has published widely on North Korean politics, economy, ideology and culture, as well as contemporary South Korean broadcast media portrayals of resettled North Korean migrants. He is the translator of the memoir of a senior North Korean defector, Hwang Jang-yop.
  • Niki ALSFORD

    University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom

    Professor

    Niki J.P. Alsford is a Professor in Asia Pacific Studies at the University of Central Lancashire. He is the Head of Asia Pacific Institutes; being Director of the Institute for the Study of the Asia Pacific; Co-Director of the International Institute of Korean Studies and the Northern Institute of Taiwan Studies; and Chair of the Centre for Austronesian Studies. He is also Research Associate at the Centre of Taiwan Studies at SOAS, University of London and Research Fellow at the Ewha Institute of Unification Studies at Ewha Womans University in Seoul. He received his PhD in Modern East Asian History from SOAS. As a historical anthropologist his research focuses on comparative ethno-histories. Chief among these is an engagement with developmental anthropology in the case of North Korea and climate anthropology across the Pacific. He is author of Transitions to Modernity in Taiwan: The Spirit of 1895 and the Cession of Formosa to Japan, published by Routledge in 2017. He is book series editor for the Taiwan series at BRILL and the Korean series at Routledge.

S7 : North Korean Scholars’ Round Table

  • Time : 2020. 9. 8. 18:30 ~ 20:00
  • Organization : The Korean Association of North Korean Studies
  • Session Description

    In order to promote sustainable peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula, it is necessary to understand North Korean history and discuss ways to cooperate with North Korea. Therefore, it is necessary to discuss North Korea's political, economic, social and cultural fields. Also, focusing on the discussion of North Korean history by overseas researchers, it diagnoses the current political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of North Korea and predicts the future picture of North Korean society in the future. This Seminar would adopt a round table format in order to conduct free discussions by North Korean researchers overseas.

  • Sun Song PARK

    Dongguk University

    Professor

    PARK Sun Song is a professor at the Dongguk University – Seoul since September 1997. His major fields of research and teaching are the North Korean economy, the inter-korean economic cooperation, and the unification policies of two Koreas. He graduated Seoul National University and obtained a Ph.D. from Paris Nanterre University in economics. He had been an associate research fellow at the Korea Institute of National Unification from 1993 to 1997. He was also a director of the Center for Peace and Disarmament, PSPD, South Korea.
  • Fyodor TERTITSKIY

    Kookmin University

    Senior Researcher

    Born in Moscow in 1988, Fyodor Tertitskiy obtained his BA from Russian State University for Humanities, his MA from the University of North Korean Studies (Seoul) and PhD from Seoul National University. Apart from his native Russian, he speaks fluent English and Korean and reads in several other languages. He specialises in socio-political history of North Korea, particularly of the Kim Il-sung era. For one year, he worked at a news agency NK News as an Analyst. Since 2019, he has been employed at Kookmin University as a Senior Researcher. He is the author of the Korean-language book “North Korea before Kim Il-sung”, which had been acclaimed by South Korean press. Reports on his academic discoveries have several times made front page stories in major South Korean media. Currently, he is finishing his work on the biography of Kim Il-sung, which he plans to publish in English, Korean and Russian simultaneously.
  • Junya NISHINO

    Keio University, Japan

    Professor

    Dr. NISHINO, Junya is a Professor, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Law and Politics, Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. He also serves as Director of the Center for Contemporary Korean Studies at Keio University. His research focuses on contemporary Korean politics, international relations in East Asia and Japan-Korea relations. Dr. Nishino was a Japan Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a Visiting Scholar at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University in 2012-2013. He was also an Exchange Scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute in 2011-2012.
  • Gyubin CHOI

    Institute for Peace and Unification Studies Seoul National University(IPUS)

    Senior Researcher

    Gyubin Choi is a senior researcher at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National University. He received his MA in international development from the University of Manchester in 2008 and my PhD in international relations from the University of Leeds in 2014. His research interests focus on inter-Korean relations and peace agendas on the Korean peninsula and East Asia. He is also interested in economic statecraft, an engagement approach, the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, and broader international relations of the Asia-Pacific.
  • Han Xiandong

    China University of Political Science and Law

    Professor

    Han Xian-dong is a professor of political science and the director of Center for the Korean Peninsula Studies, China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL). He graduated from Renmin University of China and received his PH.D. in the School of North Korean Studies, Kyungnam University, Republic of Korea. He is the author of the books including the Security Structure of the Korean Peninsula (in Chinese, 2009), The Transition of the International System: China and East Asia (in Chinese 2013), The Unification of the Divided Nation-States: Theory and Practice (in Chinese, 2014), The Construction of the Order of the East Asia: Consultation and Cooperation(in Chinese,2014) His representative articles include “Can we see the future from the history?: China, South Korea, Japan and Regional Cooperation”.(in Korean, 2012), “The East Asian International System in Transition: Historical Evolution and Structural Change” (in Chinese, 2012) and “The Development of DPRK-U.S. Relationship: Retrospect and Thoughts” (in Chinese, 2012). “Capacity Building and North Korea: The Chinese Experience” (in Korean, 2013), “Toward Peace Treaty from Armistice Agreement: Perspective of China” (in Korean, 2013) and “rethinking China-ROK Strategic Cooperative Partnership Relation: How to Substantialize it(in English,2013)” etc.

SM2 : Special Message : UNESCO and the Peace on the Korean Peninsula

  • Time : 2020. 9. 9. 09:30 ~ 10:00
  • Organization : Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea
  • Session Description

    Special Message

  • Firmin Edouard MATOKO

    UNESCO

    Assistant Director-General for Priority Africa and External Relations of UNESCO

    Holder of a diploma in Political Sciences and International Relations from the University Cesare Alfieri (Florence, Italy) and a diploma in Hautes Etudes internationales from the Centre d'Etudes stratégiques et diplomatiques de Paris, Mr. Matoko currently is the Assistant Director-General for Priority Africa and External Relations of UNESCO Prior, he was Director of the UNESCO Liaison Office with the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), as well as UNESCO Representative to Ethiopia. He served as Director in Quito and Bamako UNESCO Cluster Offices and as Chief of the Education for peace, human rights and democracy Section, in the Division for the Promotion of Quality education of the Education Sector as well as Senior Programme Specialist of the Culture of peace National Programmes Unit in UNESCO's Paris headquarters.

SL : Special Lecture 'Speak of the Future of the Korean Peninsula'

  • Time : 2020. 9. 9. 10:10 ~ 11:00
  • Organization : Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea
  • Session Description

    Special Lecture

  • Thomas FREY

    DaVinci Institute

    Executive Director

    Thomas Frey is currently Google’s top-rated futurist speaker and IBM’s most wardwinning engineer. As Founder and Executive Director of DaVinci Institute, Thomas has built an extensive following around the world based on his ability to uncover unique insights into the future, and describe the enormous opportunities that lie ahead. Having started seventeen businesses himself and assisting on the development of hundreds more, the understanding he brings to his audiences is a rare blend of reality-based thinking coupled with a clear-headed visualization of the world to come. Thomas has been featured in thousands of articles for both national and international publications. Each year his talks touch the lives of tens of thousands of people with his unique brand of customized presentations designed specifically around the needs of each and every audience.

S8-1 : Emerging Security and Peace on the Korean Peninsula

  • Time : 2020. 9. 9. 10:10 ~ 12:10
  • Organization : Unification Policy Research Division, Korea Institute for National Unification
  • Session Description

    Since early 2000s, the world has been engaged in a discussion of “emerging security” as a concept that goes beyond traditional security rooted in the Cold War logic and encompasses a wide range of issues such as climate change, infectious diseases, terrorism, starvation, population, refugees, and energy. The COVID-19 crisis engulfing the world in 2020 is a sobering reminder of how important the international joint response is to counter the emerging security crisis that cannot be resolved solely with the capacity of an individual country alone. This session will hold a discussion on how to reset the framework of peace on the Korean Peninsula against the backdrop of rapidly shifting international circumstances from traditional security to emerging security.

  • Kyung Hoon LEEM

    Institute for Peace and Unification Studies Seoul National University(IPUS)

    Director

    Kyung Hoon Leem, is the Director of the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) and a Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Seoul National University. Professor Leem now leads the Peace and Humanities Research Group, and is in charge of the Foundation for Unification Project supported by the Seoul National University Grant. Director Leem pursues to strengthen IPUS’s role as a hub of transdisciplinary peace research and to expand its global horizon in addressing the unique issues of the Korean peninsula.
  • Han-Bum CHO

    Korea Institute for National Unification(KINU)

    Senior Research Fellow

    "Cho Han Bum received a Ph.D degree in sociology from Saint Petersburg State University with his thesis work on Russian system transition in 1994. He has been studying on socialist system transition and unification issue at Korea Institute for National Unification(KINU) since 1995, and he is currently lecturing at Korea University. He is senior research fellow at KINU. He successively served as a consultant of the presidential transition committee and government advisory committee. And he served as a director of center for inter-Korean cooperation studies in KINU. He has authored several publications including 'Comparative Study on China and Russia's Economic System Transition', 'Study on Unification Costs-Benefits in Political, Economic and Social Area', 'Structure of Crisis on North Korean System and Prospects of Change in Society'. "
  • Du Hyeogn CHA

    Asan Institute for Policy Studies

    Principal Fellow

    Dr. Cha Du Hyeogn is a North Korea Study expert who has shown various research performances on North Korean Politics and Military, U.S.-ROK Alliance, and National Crisis Management. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degree of Political Science from Yonsei University. Dr. Cha was Director of Defense Issues Task force (2005~2006), Director of North Korea Studies (2009) at Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA) and the Acting Secretary for Crisis Information to the ROK President Lee Myung Bak (2008). Also, careers outside of KIDA, he has many experiences in working as the Executive Vice President of the Korea Foundation (2011~2014) and served as Senior Foreign Affairs Advisor to the Governor of GyeongGi Provincial Government (2015~2018), Visiting Scholar of Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU) (2015-2017), and Adjunct Professor of University of North Korean Studies (2017~2019). He is currently the Principal Fellow of Asan Institute for Policy Studies. He has written more than 100 research papers and co-authored books on diverse fields of security and international relations. He has advised for various governmental organizations.
  • E.J.R. CHO

    Institute for National Security Strategy (INSS)

    Research Fellow

    E. J. R. Cho is Research Fellow at the Institute for National Security Strategy (INSS), Seoul. Cho attempts to critically engage with the mainstream discussion of International Relations and published many scholarly articles and policy papers including ‘Non-Proliferation Efforts at Risk: A Study of North Korea’s Network for Nuclear and Missile Cooperation’(2014), ‘Nation Branding for Survival in North Korea: The Arirang Festival and Nuclear Weapons Tests’ (2017), and ‘Epistemological Turn in North Korean Studies: Critical Analysis of North Korean Threat Theory’ (2018).
  • Tae-Kyung KIM

    University of North Korean Studies

    Research Professor

    Tae-Kyung Kim is currently a research professor at the University of North Studies, Seoul, South Korea, conducting researches on inter-Korean social integration and the peace process in the Korean Peninsula. She is a Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations from Seoul National University, with her dissertation on "The "Koreanization of Socialist Realism" in North Korea: The Making of the Monolithic Ideological System of Party in Literature." Her recent research interests include diverse discourses and practices in North Korea, in the context of the Soviet "peaceful coexistence" policies during the early Cold War, covering various themes of disarmament, confederation/federation of the Korean Peninsula, and peaceful economic development in line with international cooperation. In addition to the researches on past alternatives, once buried but having potentials to be revisited, Tae-Kyung is participating in the researches on the post-COVID-19 inter-Korean relations, especially examining the recent changes in North Korea in terms of responding to human security issues.
  • Adam MOUNT

    Federation of American Scientists(FAS), USA

    Senior Fellow & Director of the Defense Posture Project

    Adam Mount, Ph.D. is Senior Fellow and Director of the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists, where his work covers U.S. nuclear strategy and force structure, conventional deterrence, and progressive foreign policy. Previously, he was a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

S8-2 : Peace Economy from the Coastal Areas of the Korean Peninsula : East·West Coast Belts and Joint Special Zones

  • Time : 2020. 9. 9. 10:10 ~ 12:10
  • Organization : Korea Maritime Institute
  • Session Description

    This is a round-table talk to discuss specific implementation measures to substantialize Peace Economy in the East and West Coast Belts and Joint Special Zones focusing on maritime and fisheries sector, and related inter-Korean and international cooperation. It will review the past experiences such as import of North Korean fishery products and sea sand, development of sea routes and ports based on the Inter-Korean Agreement on Marine Transport, Rajin-Hassan Logistics Partnership Project, etc. and address the necessities, drawbacks, and alternative solutions to resume these projects. Discussants are also invited to share their opinions on the development of SEZs in the coastal areas in the light of local development, and maritime and fisheries cooperation including East Coast Joint Special Tourism Zone in the wake of forthcoming opening of Wonsan-Kalma Costal Tourist Zone and individual tour of South Koreans.

  • Jong-Deog KIM

    Korea Maritime Institute

    Vice President of Research

    Jong Deog Kim is the Vice President of Research in Korea Maritime Institute which is a government-affiliated organization in Republic of Korea. He served as division directors of several divisions including strategy research division. And he was the Arctic policy research program manager including North Pacific Arctic Conference in Korea Maritime Institute. He led and participated in several national projects on coastal and ocean policy, and international marine environmental relations in his research career. Kim has a Ph.D. in Oceanic Architecture and Engineering in Nihon University, a M.A. and a B.A from Seoul National University.
  • In Joo YOON

    Korea Maritime Institute

    Associate Research Fellow

    "In Joo Yoon is Associate Research Fellow at the General Policy Research Division, Korea Maritime Institute (KMI). She is an advisor of Advisory Committee for Exchange and Cooperation of the Ministry of Unification (MOU), a member of Beach Evaluation Committee of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF), and a member of Evaluation Committee for Education and Training of the Human Resources Development Institute of Busan Metropolitan City. She used to serve as a member of Expert Committee for Industry under the Presidential Committee on Northern Economic Cooperation, a member of Governance section committee for the Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (YSLME) project by MOF, a member of Education Center for Unification, and a member of the National Unification Advisory Council. Before joining KMI, she was a senior researcher at The Institute of Peace Affairs. She obtained her Ph.D. from the Korea University, majoring North Korean Studies. Her research interests include maritime industry - especially tourism, inter-Korean cooperation in maritime issues, and North Korean economy and its transition, etc. "
  • Young Kwan KIM

    PanStar Group

    General Representative

    Young-Kwan Kim, the general representative of the Panstar Group, oversees the Northern Project and the International Transitional Business (E-Commerce) and serves as the director of the Hydrogen Eco-energy Solution Research Institute. His major projects include the opening of a sea route between Busan and Hunchun, the creation of an industrial complex linked to ethnic Koreans in Yanbian Autonomous Prefecture, and the brown coal Hydrogen project in Rajin, Khasan, Hunchun regions.
  • Kyung-Ae PARK

    University of British Columbia, Canada

    Professor

    Professor Kyung-Ae Park holds the Korea Foundation Chair at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She serves as the Director of the Canada-DPRK Knowledge Partnership Program (KPP), which she founded in 2010. The KPP, a long-term knowledge sharing and academic exchange initiative with North Korea, has been hosting six North Korean professors annually since 2011 for six-month periods of study at UBC. The initiative represents an unprecedented, ground-breaking program in North America. Since the mid-1990s, she has made numerous trips to Pyongyang and hosted North Korean delegation visits to Canada, playing a key role in promoting track II exchanges and diplomacy between the two countries. She is a former President of the Association of Korean Political Studies in North America, and is the author, coauthor, and editor of many scholarly publications on issues ranging from North and South Korean politics and foreign relations to gender and development. Notable publications include Non-Traditional Security Issues in North Korea; North Korea in Transition: Politics, Economics, and Society; New Challenges of North Korean Foreign Policy; Korean Security Dynamics in Transition, and China and North Korea: Politics of Integration and Modernization. She has also authored articles in a number of journals, including Comparative Politics, Journal of Asian Studies, Pacific Affairs, Asian Survey, and Pacific Review.
  • Sangjun LEE

    Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements

    Senior Fellow

    Dr. LEE Sangjun is a Senior Fellow at Korea Re¬search Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), where is served as Vice President from July 2017 to July 2019. Today he works at the Korean Pen¬insula and East Asia Research Center under the KRIHS. His research interests include urban and regional development policy for North Korea and national land development policy of the unified Korean peninsula. He holds a Doctor of Engineering from Berlin Institute of Technology. He is currently the Director of the Korean Association of North Korea Studies and an adjunct professor at the Universi¬ty of North Korea Studies..
  • SungWoo LEE

    General Policy Research Division, Korea Maritime Institute

    Director General

    He studied Urban Engineering and has long time experience in the development of the port hinterland area, free economic zone, and free trade area in South Korea. He also has many experience with developing infrastructure for logistics in China, Russia, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Latin America, having participated in more than 200 projects in 68 countries. Since his visit to North Korea in 2014, he has gained interest in the development and improvement of logistics infrastructure in North Korea. Currently he is part of various government policy and international cooperation projects related to port development in the Far Eastern part of Russia.

S8-3 : Inter-Korean Agricultural Development Cooperation for Realization of Peace Economy on the Korean Peninsula

  • Time : 2020. 9. 9. 10:10 ~ 12:10
  • Organization : Korea Rural Community Corporation Rural Research Institute
  • Session Description

    President Moon Jae-in proposed an era of peace economy that focuses on the peace and cooperation community. The starting point of the peace community is inter-Korean exchange cooperation. Currently, North Korea's Agriculture has suffered due to dilapidated and poor Infrastructure, natural disasters such as drought and floods. North-South agricultural cooperation is very important to solve the food problem that is directly related to the living North Koreans. The planning intension of this session is to find creative ways for practical inter-Korean agricultural development cooperation and to create an economic community on the Korean Peninsula

  • Bernhard SELIGER

    Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea

    Resident Representative

    Dr. Bernhard Seliger is currently representative of Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea, based in Seoul, consulting NGOs, academic and public institutions in questions of unification. He frequently travels to North Korea, where he implements capacity-building projects, among others in forestry, biodiversity, organic agriculture and the introduction of the clean development mechanism. He serves as associate of North Korean Review as well as founding editor of the website . For 10 years, he has also worked on sustainable development issues in the inner-Korean border area and in February 2015 participated as an expert on the DMZ for UNESCAP. In 2006, he was conferred with honorary citizenship of Seoul by then mayor Lee Myung-Bak, who was later president of South Korea. In 2012 he became an honorary citizen of Gangwon province, partner province of Hanns Seidel Foundation, for implementing projects of sustainable development in the border area.
  • Tim ZACHERNUK

    Consultant

    For the past 25 years I have worked on a large variety of rural development and poverty alleviation projects in China, much of that work being at a local level. My work included all western Chinese provinces with the exception of Tibet. Over this time I’ve had the opportunity to witness and to participate first hand in China’s rapid economic progress and the transformation of its rural areas as the country lifted 800 million people out of poverty. In 2018 I was engaged by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to lead a team tasked with identifying opportunities for the development of agriculture in DPRK. This exercise involved literature reviews, meetings in country with a wide variety of stakeholders in government agencies and international organizations, and field visits to cooperatives and government stations. Last year I spent over four months in DPRK working with FAO, including participating in the FAO/WFP Food Security Assessment Mission in April. I believe my experience in China gives me a useful perspective for understanding some of the opportunities and obstacles for rural development in DPRK and I welcome the opportunity provided by this forum to share ideas with people who have greater knowledge of the DPRK.
  • Wen CUI

    Yanbian University, China

    Professor

    Cui Wen is Professor in the college of Economics and Management at Yanbian University. He is also a researcher of the Co-innovation center for Korean peninsula studies. At present, he is actively participating in the joint research project concerning economic development of the Korean Peninsula with various universities at North and South Korea.
  • Kwan Ho KIM

    Korea Rural Community Corporation Rural Research Institute

    Ph.D/Senior Researcher

    "In addition to his fellowship, Dr. KIM Kwan-Ho also serves as an advisor on the Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation to the Ministry of Unification, establishing a variety of networks related to North Korea’s agriculture and performing prolific activities. He focused on research to design practical and detailed plans in preparation for implementing inter-Korean projects, such as the maintenance of agricultural production base in North Korea and agricultural development and cooperation. He also analyzed the current status of North Korea’s agricultural production base and land use by utilizing satellite imagery and digital topographic maps of the areas that are inaccessible. He proposed a number of measures for inter-Korean agricultural development and cooperation, especially on models for neighbouring areas of special economic zones and economic development zones (agricultural development zones). Dr. KIM Kwan-Ho demonstrated his strong interest in human rights and quality of life of people living in North Korea, particularly by conducting research on improvement of rural living environments in North Korea. He graduated from Kangwon National University Graduate School with a major in Agricultural Equipments and Structures."
  • Jung Min BACK

    Korea Peninsula Agro-Fishery Co-work(KOPA)

    Director

    "Jungmin Back is a field expert who acted as a manager of KOPA which covers Samilpo cooperative farm in Mount Kumgang and Songdo-li cooperaetive farm in Gaesong of North Korea agricultural field about 5 years since 2004-2008. To enhance agricultural productivity of North Korea, he suggested a whole new South-North Korea agricultural cooperation model centered on cooperative farm. Also, several major businesses such as 'Food Production Increase', 'Strengthening Farming Infrastructure', 'Farming Technology and Human Resources Exchanges', and 'Development of Regional Income Source' were conducted by him. In 2020, he is a director and secretary general of KOPA and still active as a field agriculture expert of North Korea. Furthermore, he will investigate agricultural technology after receiving a doctoral degree in Agricultural and Life Sciences, CAU."
  • Hae Jung LEE

    Hyundai Research Institute

    Manager of Center for Unification and Economics

    Hae jung Lee has been the manager of the Center for Unification and Economics at Hyundai Research Institute since 2018. She joined Hyundai Research Institute in 2006 and is engaged in inter-Korean economic cooperation and research on the North Korean economy. She received a bachelor's degree in law and North Korean studies from Ewha Womans University, and received a master's degree in North Korean studies and doctorate from the university. Working as a member of the first term of the Northern Economic Cooperation Commission under the direct control of the President, she is currently working as a policy advisor of the Ministry of Unification and a standing member of the Democratic Peaceful Unification Committee. Recent major research topics include trends in North Korea's tourism policy, economic development zone policies, and peaceful economy.
  • Tomasz WIERZBOWSKI

    Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

    Researcher

    Tomasz has been actively engaged in various academic as well as business activities regarding the European Union and the Korean Peninsula. He is currently a EURAXESS Korea Representative - EURAXESS is a European Commission initiative supporting researcher mobility and career development while enhancing scientific collaboration between Europe and the world. Before joining the EURAXESS team, he was a project manager for the EU funded programs under FP7/Horizon 2020 schemes. Tomasz holds PhD in International Relations from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and he is focused on the Northeast Asia region. His academic interest lies also in the methodology of the social sciences. Having visited the DPR Korea multiple times per year over the last decade, Tomasz is an astute observer of developments in the DPRK and is regularly involved in policy discussions.

S9-1 : Future of Korean Peninsula Agriculture and Development Path of North Korean Agriculture

  • Time : 2020. 9. 9. 13:30 ~ 15:30
  • Organization : Korea Rural Economic Institute
  • Session Description

    In the North Korean economy, the marketization and privatization trends are being captured. Similarly, the market economy is being introduced in the agricultural sector. Based on these changes, we will examine the changes in North Korean agriculture and analyze the experiences of transition countries to discuss the future development path of North Korean agriculture in this session. In particular, the case of agricultural reform in Vietnam's reform and openness model, which North Korea is known to prefer, can suggest important implications for the development path of North Korean agriculture. Therefore, this session will invite Vietnamese experts to discuss the matter.

  • Hong Sang KIM

    Korea Rural Economic Institute

    President

    Dr. Kim conducted research on the introduction of the farmland banking system and related policies, and contributed to institutionalizing the system. He also served as an Auditor at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and a taskforce member of the agricultural policy reform at the Presidential Committee on Policy Planning, and worked for the Presidential Advisory Committee on Sustainable Development. For his substantial contributions toward the nation’s development, he was awarded the Order of Civil Merit, Magnolia Medal in 2018. He worked as an expert member on the Presidential Advisory Committee on Rural Development in 1994. After joining the Korea Rural Economic Institute that same year, Dr. Kim carried out various policy studies on agriculture and rural areas, in the following positions: Director of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policy Research, Director of Office Planning and Coordination, Chairperson of the Committee on Research Evaluation, etc. He holds a B.A., a M.A., and a Ph.D. in Economics from Seoul National University.
  • Yongho CHOI

    Korea Rural Economic Institute

    Research Fellow

    Dr. Yongho Choi has been conducting research on agriculture of North Korea and unification at Korea Rural Economic Institute since 2014. The main researches include 'A Study on Cooperation Policies to Attract Agricultural Investment into North Korea in the Future Reform and Opening Period of North Korea', conducted during 2016 and 2017. In 2014, he received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder (USA).
  • Tuan BUI

    Institute of Economics, Vietnam

    Director General

    "Dr. Tuan Quang Bui currently is Director General of Vietnam Institute of Economics (VIE), a think-tank institute of the Vietnamese government on economics issues. He at the same time is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Economic Studies. Before holding the above positions, he held position of Director General of Institute of Regional Sustainable Development (IRSD); Editor-in-Chief of Review Vietnam’s Socio-economic Development; Editor-in-Chief of Review Regional Sustainable Development; Deputy Director of Vietnam Institute of Economics. Dr. Tuan Bui obtained his Bachelor degree in political economics from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. He acquired Master and PhD degrees in economics from the Australian National University, Australia. His main interests and research fields include macroeconomics, microeconomics, investment, trade, economic integration, regional economics, environmental economics, and sustainable development. He has involved in a number of research projects at different level, including the national and international level. He is interested in using both qualitative and quantitative research approach and economic modeling research. He has a wide range of publications (books, journals, reviews) on various issues inside and outside Vietnam."
  • Young-Hoon KIM

    Korea Rural Economic Institute

    Senior Research Fellow

    Dr. Young-Hoon Kim joined the Korea Rural Economic Institute in 1987 and has been the best expert in the field of agriculture in North Korea. Currently, he is a chairman of the North-South Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries Cooperation Committee in the Special Committee on Agricultural, Fishery, and Rural Affairs. Recent studies include Agricultural Cooperations between North and South Korea for the Resumption of their Economic Cooperations (2019), Trade Trends and Prospects of Agricultural Products in North Korea (2018).
  • Moon-Soo YANG

    University of North Korean Studies

    Professor&Vice President for Academic Affairs

    Moon-Soo Yang is the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor at University of North Korean Studies. Research interests include North Korean Economy, Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation, Economic Integration of the Korean Peninsula. He published some books and articles: The Marketization in North Korean Economy, "Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation for North Korean Development" , "Reformulating South-North Korean Economic Integration".
  • Jangho CHOI

    Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

    Head of Team

    Jangho CHOI is a Head of International Cooperation for Korean Unification Team, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP). He joined KIEP in 2014. Dr. CHOI has a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Oregon State University (U.S.A) in 2014. Main research interests include North Korea’s trade and international relationship, and economic cooperation in North East Asia. His recent working papers are: “Evading Sanctions by Detour Trade: a Case Study of North Korea”, and “Food Balance Sheet analysis considering food culture in North Korea”
  • Hyoung-Joon LIM

    WFP Global office in Korea, UN World Food Programme

    Director

    Hyoung-Joon Lim has been the Director of UN WFP Korea Office since 2011. He joined UN WFP in 2002 as JPO and served in Honduras, Guinea Bissau, and Lao PDR, managing emergency operations and development projects. After his missions, he moved to UN WFP HQ in Rome, Italy to serve as a donor relations officer for the Asia region until he was reassigned to ROK. In his 20s, Hyoung-Joon backpacked over 80 countries and was engaged in several publications including “I swallowed Earth” (1999), “Global Young Korean” (2008), and “Let’s smile together” (2012). In 2015, he was a visiting professor at Seoul National University to teach “International Development Practice.” Hyoung-Joon received a B.A in language and diplomatic science, M.A in political science from H.U.F.S and MPA from Harvard University.

S9-2 : Implementing SDGs and Direction for Development Cooperation with North Korea – Based on SDG Three and Five

  • Time : 2020. 9. 9. 13:30 ~ 15:30
  • Organization : Soongsil Institute for Peace and Unification
  • Session Description

    The DPRK has expressed to the international community its willingness to actively implement sustainable development goals (SDGs). In 2016, they established UN Strategic Framework 2017-2021, and in 2019 they presented their efforts and plans to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the North-East Asian Multi-stakeholder Forum. They have also undertaken to submit a Voluntary National Review (VNR) in 2021. However, as has been seen through high-level forums and various interactions, there are many obstacles to developmental cooperation to achieve the SDGs in the DPRK, and the achievement of the SDGs requires a concentrated focus in specific goals. In the proposed session, we will examine the practical difficulties to achieving SDGs 3 and 5 relating to women’s health, and among the possible solutions we will consider the tasks that are relatively achievable, along with the short, medium and long-term tasks necessary to their implementation.

  • Sung Bae KIM

    Soongsil Institute for Peace and Unification

    Director

    Professor Kim Seong bae is a professor of public administration at Soongsil University's College of Social Sciences and a director of Soongsil Institute for Peace and Unification. He graduated from Seoul National University with a degree in landscape architecture and earned a Ph.D. in urban planning from Harvard University. He served as the dean of the Baird department of Soongsil University and the dean of the College of Social Sciences, and has participated in the organization operation of the government and public organizations such as the chairman of the Ministry of National Defense Policy Evaluation Committee, the advisory committee of the Korea Institute of Public Administration, the director of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Planning, and the director of the Korea Institute of Local Administration. He has continued to study urban administration, local administration, unified national system, cities and regions of unified countries, and also led [the study of institutional infrastructure for establishing a normal market economy in North Korea.
  • Jinah KWON

    Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University

    Lecturer

    Dr. Jinah Kwon is a lecturer at the Division of International Studies, Korea University, and teaching a course on gender, migration, and development with her interests in SDGs. She majored in sociology and international human rights law from the University of Toronto and UN-mandated University for Peace/Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. She gained her Ph.D. in International Relations from the Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University, with her dissertation on North Korean women’s migration choice. She worked with various NGOs and the Korea Institute for National Unification with her passion for North Korean human rights. Currently, she is also an in-country representative for North Korea at International Christian Concern.
  • Ji Eun KIM

    Daeseong Oriental Medicine Hospital

    Deputy Director

    "Ms. Kim Ji-Eun graduated in Korean Medicine from Chongjin Medical University, DPRK, and then worked as a doctor in internal medicine and pediatrics at Pohang District Hospital, Chongjin, for ten years before she came to South Korea. After coming to the South, she graduated in Oriental Medicine from Semyung University and is currently the Deputy Director of Daeseong Oriental Medicine Hospital. After completing a Masters degree in Humanities Medicine at Seoul National University College of Medicine, she also received a Masters in Medical Law from Kookmin University and is currently completing a PhD in Medical Law at the same institution. Having graduated from medical universities in both North and South Korea, she has an interest in working to improve the North's medical facilities. Currently she is a member of the Inter-Korea Foundation for Health and Medical Education's management board and is participating in the consultative committee for publication of the much-needed Dictionary of North-South Medical Terminology. On the basis of her experience of medical studies and medical practice in both North and South Korea, she hopes to study the ways to improve the DPRK's medical situation and for unification of North and South's medical practice, which will enable the North Korean people to experience a high level of medical care, which is the fundamental human right."
  • Imesh POKHAREL

    United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Seoul

    Officer in Charge

    "Imesh Pokharel is Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Field-based structure in Seoul. He has worked with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights since 2006 as a Regional Emergency Coordinator for Asia, Team Coordinator for Thailand Program and as a human rights officer in Thailand, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Malaysia, Geneva and Nepal. He has also worked with the International Labor Organization in Myanmar and with the National Human Rights Commission of Nepal. He has experience in Rule of Law, Democratic Governance, Accountability, humanitarian action and Peacebuilding. He holds a degree in Law and Management."
  • Sin Gon KIM

    Korea University College of Medicine

    Professor

    Sin Gon Kim is Professor in the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism of the Korea University Medicine and also Head of Department of Healthcare and Medicine for Unified Korea at the Korea University Graduate School. He graduated with his medical degree in 1993 and also received his PhD degree in 2005 from Korea University College of Medicine. He served as the Director, Committee of Scientific Affairs in the Korean Endocrine Society and the Chair, Scientific Program Committee of the Seoul International Congress of Endocrinology and Metabolism (SICEM, 2017-2018). Currently he is the President, Association of Healthcare for Korean Unification. He is a principal investigator of a unique immigrant study named NOrth Korea Refugees iN South Korea (NORNS) Study. His work has been published widely in noted International journals including Lancet, BMJ. He is Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports.
  • Patricia GOEDDE

    Sungkyunkwan University

    Professor

    Patricia Goedde is a professor at Sungkyunkwan University, School of Law, where she was also Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. Dr. Goedde received a JD and PhD in Asian and Comparative Law from the University of Washington, School of Law, and is a licensed attorney of the Washington State Bar Association. Her teaching and research subjects are in the areas of East Asian comparative law, international human rights law, transnational legal mobilization, public interest lawyering, refugee advocacy, and clinical legal education. She is a core faculty member of the Social Sciences Korea (SSK) Human Rights Forum, and has served on various Korean committees, including the board of directors of the Korea Human Rights Foundation. She is also a member of the U.S. National Committee on North Korea and has published on various legal issues related to North Korea.

S9-3 : Direction of Inter-Korean forest cooperation for United forest in Korea

  • Time : 2020. 9. 9. 13:30 ~ 15:30
  • Organization : National Institute of Forest Science
  • Session Description

    “Inter-Korean forestry cooperation project” was considered a priority in order to fulfill the agreements made during the Inter-Korean Summit. Following the Summit, two sub-committee meetings (held on July 2018 and October 2018) produced tangible results for realizing inter-Korean forestry cooperation. Forestry cooperation is a mutually reciprocal, humanitarian cooperation field that could provide a platform for improved relationship between North and South Korea. This forum will explore the future direction of inter-Korean forestry cooperation in diverse perspectives, including those of the academia, civil society, and international organizations.

  • Yowhan SON

    Korea University

    Professor

    He is Professor of Korea University and has served as Editor and Editor-in-Chief of Forest Science and Technology, Forest Ecology and Management, and Soil Science Society of America Journal and as President of the Korean Forest Society. Currently he is Fellow of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology. His main research interest is carbon and nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems and climate change.
  • Myungkil KIM

    National Institute of Forest Science

    Director

    I joined the National Institute of Forest Science in 2002 and worked on wood use research and research planning. Since 2017, I have been the director of global forestry division, international cooperation for achieving the sustainable development goals, research on the analysis of the ripple effect of ODA, technical barrio on trades for timber, trade effectiveness of nontimber forest products, research on forest information combined with forest satellite, and conducting research on forest cooperation strategies and policies.
  • Sang Young HONG

    Korean Sharing Movement

    Secretary General

    Since 1997 as a working-level officer at the Korean Sharing Movement, he has worked in the field for humanitarian aid projects to North Korea and inter-Korean exchange and cooperation projects. He has experiences in carrying out the cooperation in North Korea on agriculture, health care and forestry sector, and is making an effort to build trust with North Korea. He has been working as secretary-general of the Korean Sharing Movement since August 2019.
  • Ho Sang KANG

    Institutes of Green Bio Science and Technology, Seoul National University

    Collaboration Professor

    Prof. Hosang Kang was a Research Professor (2006-2019) in National Instrumentation Center for Environmental Management and Industry-Academia Cooperation Professor of Institutes of Green Bio Science and Technology, Seoul National University from December 2019. He had a lot of experiences in development, management and implementation of international projects in various types in Northeast Asia, ASEAN, Central Asian countries and Africa including DPR Korea. He was also a secretary general of ASEAN-Korea Environmental Cooperation Project (AKECOP, 2009 – 2018) and now as the Executive Director of Asia Forest Institute, has implemented various international projects including KOICA, AFoCO etc. He has involved with the international NGOs e.g. International Union of Forest Research Organization (IUFRO) as Global Forest Information Service (GFIS) Regional Coordinator for Asia and Russia (2007 to 2012) and Coordinator of Research Group 1.10. (Long-term Research on Forest Ecosystem Management) since 2013. He has organized around 20 IUFRO workshops or meetings on the capacity building of the forest related officers and researchers for DPRK from 2005 to 2019.
  • Yul KWON

    Korea Institute for International Economic Policy(KIEP)

    Deputy President

    Kwon Yul is the director of the Center for International Development Cooperation at the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP). He is a senior research fellow in charge of development studies and foreign aid policy. Dr. Kwon graduated from Sogang University majoring in economics and received a Ph.D. in development economics from the graduate school of Sogang University. His major is development economics and international economics, and He have focused on Southeast Asian studies including Vietnamese economy in transition, inter-Korean cooperation and foreign aid policy (ODA). He has participated in the negotiation for Korea-ASEAN FTA, the Korea-Singapore FTA, and the RCEP, and served as a member of the International Development Cooperation Working Committee (2012-16), a member of Foreign Affairs Advisory Committee (2019-20), and a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Sustainable Development (2006-08).
  • Myeong-gwan KIM

    Korea Forest Service

    Director

    Myeong-gwan Kim joined the Korea Forest Service(KFS) in 2001 and has worked in major departments. He became the Director of Inter-Korean Forest Cooperation of KFS in 2020. He is leading the overall South Korea and North Korea forest cooperation policies of the KFS. In addition, he is striving not only to cooperate between the authorities of South Korea and North Korea, but also to create consensus among the people and gain support from the international community.
  • Jang Min CHU

    Korea Environment Institute

    Chief Research Fellow

    Dr. CHU, Jang Min is the Chief Research Fellow of the Korean Peninsula Environmental Information Center under the Center for International Cooperation at Korea Environment Institute (KEI), and served as a Vice President of the institute from December 2017 to February 2019. Since February 2019, he has been on the Subcommittee on Scientific and International Cooperation of the Special Committee on air pollution which is under the direct control of the Prime Minister, and since December, he has been working as a member of the Presidential Commission on Policy Planning. He was also a member of the Central Committee on Environmental Policy under the Ministry of Environment from September 2015 to August 2017, and has been working as a member of the Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation Committee of the Seoul Metropolitan Government since June 2019 to this day. Dr. Chu received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Peking University in 2002. He had published a great number of research reports on the environmental status in North Korea and inter-Korean environmental cooperation, such as Diagnosis on Environmental Problems of North Korea and Inter-Korean Cooperation Measures to Improve Environment in Preparation for Reunification (2016), A Study on the Current State of Rivers in North Korea and Measures for Sustainable Use I, II (2014~2015), and A Study on Promoting Green Détente for the Korean Peninsula (2013).

S9-4 : Inter-Korean Railway Cooperation and Peace Settlement in Northeast Asia

  • Time : 2020. 9. 9. 13:30 ~ 15:30
  • Organization : Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea
  • Session Description

    The inter-Korean railway project can be described as an infrastructure development project mainly for the public interest, contributing to higher quality of life and easier travel of the people living in the two Koreas by enabling them to meet who ever they want to meet and go wherever they want to go. However, the inter-Korean railway project has been in a stalemate after joint survey in 2018 and data exchange in February 2019. By recognizing this problem, under the theme of “inter-Korean railway that opens the era of peace”, and “inter-Korean railway cooperation: is this really a handout to North Korea?”, insights and direction of the inter-Korean railway project will be suggested through a constructive discussion on railway as a driver and connector expanding the space for inter-Korean cooperation to the greater continent and on the negative bias about the railway project.

  • Se Ho KIM

    BAE, KIM & LEE LLC.

    Senior Advisor

    Seho KIM is a senior advisor of Bae, Kim & Lee LLC. His advisory work focuses on construction, real estate, transportation, and logistics. He has been in public office for 25 years, in areas of construction and transportation. Especially, through experiences of national projects such as Incheon International Airport and high-speed railroad as Administrator of Korea National Railroad Administration and vice-minister of Ministry of Construction and Transportation. He lectures at Inha University Graduate School of Logistics on logistics, transportation
  • Hee-Seung NA

    Korea Railroad Research Institute

    President

    Dr. Hee-Seung Na is president of Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI), member of Infrastructure Management Committee (Subcommittee Chair), member of the National Transportation Committee and National Railway Industry Committee, and standing member of the National Unification Advisory Council. He obtained a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Some of his notable careers are: Director general of the Secretariat of ASEM Rail Silk Road Symposium (2004), advisor of the Presidential Committee on Northeast Asian Cooperation Initiative (2004-2006) and president of the Korean Association of Eurasia (2016-2017). His publication includes 『Economy of The East Asia and Unified Korea』(2019), 『The Political Economy of Pacific Russia』(2017), and 『Now, Unification』(2014). In 2018, He received the BEST AWARD from UIC (International Union of Railways).
  • Jae-Hoon LEE

    The Korea Transport Institute

    Senior Research Fellow

    Present: Senior Research Fellow Director of Strategic Innovative Division Director of Future Transport Strategy Center Director of Department of Rail Transport
  • Jongwon SEO

    The Korea Transport Institute

    Research Fellow

    Mr. Jongwon SEO has been working at the Korea Transport Institute (KOTI) since 1996 and has built various research and experience in transportation and logistics. Since acquiring a doctorate in engineering from Tsinghua University in China in 2010, he has focused on research in transportation development and cooperation in North Korea and Northeast Asia. Recently, while serving as the head of the Northeast Asia North Korea Transportation Research Center at the Korea Transport Institute, he has conducted various studies on inter-Korean transportation cooperation in preparation for inter-Korean economic integration and strategies to strengthen the connectivity between the Korean Peninsula and Eurasia.
  • Yong-Seok PARK

    Department of Economic and Financial Research, Construction & Economy Research Institute of Korea(CERIK)

    Director

    Currently he serves as the head of the Department of Construction Economic & Finance Research at the Construction & Economy Research Institute of Korea. He carries out research on infrastructure investment policy, private investment policy and new construction demand, etc. With regard to the research on North Korean infrastructure, there are: “Study on Major Laws for Construction Industry in North Korea,” “Study on Major Demand for Construction in North Korea and Ways to Raise the Korean Peninsula Development Fund,” “Inter-Korean Cooperation Projects and Future Challenges in the Construction Sector,” and “Basic Study on North Korean Economy and Construction Market.”
  • Jung Joon PARK

    Korea Railroad Research Institute

    Head of Northern Railroad Research Center

    Park Jung Joon has served as the head of the Northern Railway Research Center of the Korea Railroad Research Institute since 2019, and has been carrying out research on inter-Korean railways since he joined KRRI in 2007. He received a bachelor's degree, master's degree and Ph.D. candidate in the industrial engineering department of Seoul National University, He is working as an expert advisor to the Ministry of Unification and a member of the technical level evaluation committee of the Ministry of Science and Technology. Park leads the northern railway research of KRRI and develops policies and core technologies for the inter-Korean railway connection.

SL2 : The Vision for the Future

  • Time : 2020. 9. 9. 15:30 ~ 16:00
  • Organization : Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea
  • Session Description

    Special Lecture

S10-1 : Assessment and Tasks of Unification Public Diplomacy

  • Time : 2020. 9. 9. 16:00 ~ 18:00
  • Organization : Peace Research Division, Korea Institute for National Unification
  • Session Description

    South Korea’s unification policy is changeable depending on various factors: the government’s policy direction, inter-Korean relations, domestic public opinion, and international circumstances. Nevertheless, South and North Korea have existing agreements on the principles of unification and cooperation. On the domestic side, a certain degree of consensus has been built on the need for coherent policy, peaceful approach, and priority on humanitarianism. The importance for securing international support of and building international consensus on unification policy has increasingly grown due to unresolved, prolonged nuclear issues of North Korea, international politics in East Asia, attention surrounding the blueprint of a unified Korea, and rising influence of global issues. However, it is also true that unification (public) diplomacy has fallen short of reflecting those recent trends. Against this backdrop, the session aims to identify direction and tasks of effective and integrated unification (public) diplomacy with the presence of experts at home and abroad.

  • Kitae LEE

    Peace Research Division, Korea Institute for National Unification(KINU)

    Director

    Dr. Lee is serving as the Director of Peace Research Division of the Korea Institute for National Unification(KINU). He obtained his Ph.D degree from Keio University, majoring in political science. His main research area is Japanese Security Policy, International Relations in East Asia. He was a Post-doc fellow at BK21 Research Project for Department of Political Science & International Studies of Yonsei University from 2012 to 2013; a lecturer at Seoul National University, Yonsei University, Duksung Womens University, and Korea Military Academy from 2012 to 2015; a research fellow at Yonsei Institute for North Korean Studies from 2013 to 2014; research fellow at Institute of Japanese Studies of Kookmin University from 2014 to 2015; a research director at Korean Association of Contemporary Japanese Studies in 2016.
  • Jong-Chul PARK

    Korea Institute for National Unification(KINU)

    Distinguished Research Fellow

    "Dr. Park Jong-Chul is a Distinguished Research Fellow at Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU). He received his Ph.D. in political science at Korea University. Dr. Park served as a visiting professor at Harvard University in the US and at University of Tokyo in Japan. Dr. Park is an expert in unification·North Korean issues. His major research at KINU include Change of US-China Relations and Korea’s Strategy on North Korea·Unification in a New Normal Era (2019, Co-author), Beyond Nationalism and Economic Benefits: Searching for New Discourse for Unification (2018, Co-author), Comprehensive Evaluation on North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons and Strategy for Facilitating Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula (2018, Co-author), Peace and Prosperity on the Korean Peninsula (2018, Co-author), Sustainable Unification and North Korean Policy: Analysis of Environment and Direction for Implementation (2017, Co-author), Survey on North and South Korean People’s Perception of the Identity of a Unified State (2016, Co-author), A Survey of People’s Opinions on South-North Integration: Perception, Factor, Category and Types (2015, Co-author), and Post-Unification National Identity Formation: Focusing on Theories and Case Studies (2015, Co-author)."
  • Hyun-Wook KIM

    Korea National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA)

    Professor

    Hyun-Wook Kim is currently Professor and Director-General at Korea National Diplomatic Academy. His research areas include US-ROK alliance, US-DPRK relations and Northeast Asian security. He was an advisory member for the National Security Council and the Ministry of Unification, and is now a standing member for the National Unification Advisory Council. He is also a senior advisor for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was a visiting scholar at UC San Diego in 2014. He has finished his Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from Brown University, and worked at the University of Southern California as a postdoctoral fellow. He received his B.A. in political science from Yonsei University. He can be reached at hwkim08@mofa.go.kr.
  • John DELURY

    Yonsei University GSIS

    Professor

    John Delury is Professor of Chinese Studies at Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), chair of the Master’s Program in International Cooperation at GSIS, chair of the undergraduate Program in International Studies at Yonsei’s Underwood International College (UIC), and founding Director of the Center on Oceania Studies. He is the author, with Orville Schell, of Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century, and is working on a book about US-China relations in the early Cold War. Based in Seoul since 2010, his writing on Korean Peninsula affairs appears in scholarly journals as well as Foreign Affairs, 38 North and The New York Times. He is associate managing editor of the quarterly journal Global Asia. John is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations, National Committee on US-China Relations, National Committee on North Korea, Pacific Century Institute board member, Asia Society senior fellow, National Committee on American Foreign Policy leadership council, and Center on Strategic and International Studies adjunct fellow. He is a member of the Republic of Ireland’s foreign affairs advisory network and is invited to offer his analysis on East Asian affairs with government, military, corporate, and civil society organizations globally.
  • Dong Ryul LEE

    Dongduk Women’s University

    Professor

    Dong Ryul Lee has been a professor in the Department of Chinese Studies at Dongduk Women’s University since 1997. He was President of The Korean Association for Contemporary Chinese Studies in 2018 and now serves as a policy advisor to the ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His research interests include Chinese foreign policy, international relations in East Asia, and Chinese nationalism and minorities. He was a visiting scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University from 2005 to 2006. He received his Ph.D. in international politics from Peking University.
  • Eunbong CHOI

    Ewha Woman’s University

    Professor

    Eunbong Choi is a professor of the Department of Politics and International Relations in Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea. She received a Bechelor(1981) and a Master(1983) in Politics from Ewha Woman’s University. In 1991, she got a Ph.D from the Ohio State University in the United States, majoring in Comparative Politics and East Asian Regional Studies. She taught at the Department of Political Science of the Kang Won National University in Chun Chen, Korea from 1991 to 2001 and was a visiting scholar as a fellow of the Japan Foundation in the Tsukuba National University in Tsukuba, Japan. She became presidents of the Korean Association for the Contemporary Japanese Studies and the Korean Association for the Socio-Historical Studies. She was vice-presidents of the Korean Political Science Association and the Korean Association for the International Studies. She served as a evaluator for the Office for Government Policy Coordination, Prime Minister’s Secretatiat and a member of Divisional Commission for the Broadcasting and Communication for the Inter-Korea under the Korean Communications Commission. She worked for the Ewha Woman’s University as the Dean of Finacial Affairs, the President of the College of Social Sciences, the President of the Graduate School of Policy Sciences, and the Director of the Research Center for the Social Sciences.

S10-2 : Dynamic International Relations on Korean Peninsula

  • Time : 2020. 9. 9. 16:00 ~ 18:00
  • Organization : The Korean Association of North Korean Studies
  • Session Description

    Since the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, inter-Korean relations have progressed, and lunched for the North Korea’s denuclearization negotiation between US and DPRK. However, it is difficult for predicting the Korean peninsular’s situation due to strategic competition both US-SINO and spread of Covid-19 virus. Therefore, it is time to discuss new directions for peace on the Korean Peninsula in order to establish a permanent peace system on the Korean Peninsula.

  • Hannes MOSLER

    University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

    Professor

    Professor Hannes B. Mosler holds the chair for Social Sciences of East Asia with focus on Politics and Society of Korea at the University of Duisburg-Essen, where he is affiliated with the Institute of Political Science (IfP) and the Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST). He received his PhD from the Political Science Department at Seoul National University, and held positions of a lecturer and researcher at the Institute of Korean Studies (IKS), Freie Universität Berlin since 2009. From 2013 to 2019 he was Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of East Asian Studies of FU Berlin, before he assumed the post of Professor for Korean Politics at IKS in 2019 of the same university until 2020. His major research interests are political parties, political systems, political remembrance, constitutional law, and civic education in Korea and comparatively. Recent publications include (co-)edited volumes such as South Korea’s Democracy Challenge (Peter Lang 2020) and The Quality of Democracy in Korea (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) as well as journal articles such as “Namnamgaldŭng – Partisan Media Framing of Political Polarization in South Korea” (Korea Observer, 2019) and “The Contested Political Remembrance of the Kwangju Uprising and Presidential Speeches in South Korea” (S/N Korean Humanities, 2020).
  • Virginie GRZELCZYK

    Aston University, UK

    Head of School of Social Sciences and Humanities

    Dr Virginie Grzelczyk is a Reader (Professor) in International Relations at Aston University, and the Head of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. She holds a MA and PhD in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, and a MA in Diplomacy and Security from Ewha University. Virginie's research focuses on security relationships over the Korean Peninsula, and especially about North Korea, with publications spanning the Six-Party Talks process, North Korea’s energy Security Dilemma, Korean identity in the context of reunification, the concept of crisis in Northeast Asia, and North Korea's foreign relations, especially explored in her book North Korea’s New Diplomacy: Challenging Political Isolation in the 21st Century published by Palgrave. Her latest project focuses on the Politics of Toys in Conflict and Post-Conflict Spheres and has been supported by a Leverhulme Research Fellowship.
  • Eric J. BALLBACH

    Institute of Korean Studies, Free University of Berlin, Germany

    Post-Doctoral Researcher

    Dr. Eric J. Ballbach is Director of the Research Unit “North Korea and International Security” at Freie Universität Berlin’s Institute of Korean Studies. He also serves as Korea Foundation Visiting Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik) in Berlin. Dr. Ballbach’s research focuses on North and South Korean foreign and security policies, North Korea’s engagement with international institutions, Korea-Europe relations and identity politics on the Korean peninsula. Among his latest publications are “Socialization on a Second Track? European Track-1.5 Initiatives with North Korea”, published in the International Journal of Korean Unification Studies (Vol. 29, No. 1, 2020, pp. 77-10) and “A Perpetual Struggle: Why the Korean War did not end for North Korea”, published by The National Interest. Dr. Ballbach advises the German Parliament and various Ministries as well as the EU on Korea-related issues and he participates in several informal Track 1.5 initiatives in Europe and Asia involving high-ranking representatives from the DPRK.
  • Ed GRIFFITH

    University of Central Lancashire, UK

    Deputy Head of School

    Dr Ed Griffith is the Deputy Head for Students and Teaching of the School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies at the University of Central Lancashire, a position he took after a number of years leading the highly successful Asia Pacific Studies programme at the university. Ed’s research interests are mainly focused on the international relations of East Asia, in particular the Sino-Japanese relationship and China’s approach to its own changing role in the region. He is interested in exploring how established IR theories can be adapted to deepen our understanding of China’s behaviour in developing its relationships with neighbouring countries. He has also written on the international relations of South Korea as well as inter-Korean relations. In 2020 he devised a soon-to-be-launched MA in International Relations at the University of Central Lancashire.
  • Hee Kyoung CHANG

    University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

    Lecturer

    Hee Kyoung Chang is a lecturer in the department of political science at the university of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. From 2011-2019, she had worked as a research manager and lecturer in the Korean studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. She completed her Ph.D. in the political science at the Seoul National University in Korea 2014 with the thesis of international regime change and the norm dynamics in the TRIPS agreement. As a master thesis, she researched on the North Korean foreign policy against the USA. Her research focuses on analyzing North Korean politics from the international relations perspective, inter-South Korean conflicts on the North Korean issues and peace on the Korean Peninsula. Recently she is interested in North Korean Politics based on transition of socialism, the cold war on the Korean Peninsula in the East-Asian and global context.
  • Lonnie EDGE

    Assistant Professor, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

    Professor

    Dr. Lonnie Edge is an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies’ Graduate School of Interpretation and Translation. He is also the Managing Editor at North Korean Review and Journal of Territorial and Maritime Studies. His research interests include inter-Korean Relations, Northeast Asian International Relations, IR Theory, and Politics of Identity.
  • Sarah SON

    University of Sheffield, UK

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Sarah A. Son is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Korean Studies in the School of East Asian Studies at the University of Sheffield. She earned her PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies in 2014, before spending five years working in South Korea, first as a postdoctoral researcher at Korea University’s Asiatic Research Institute and the Academy of Korean Studies, then in the non-profit sector where she served as Research Director of an NGO. Her research is primarily in international relations and politics, and focuses on themes including contemporary North and South Korean society, identity, nationalism, migration and diaspora, human rights, security, peacebuilding and the international relations of East Asia.
  • Marco MILANI

    University of Bologna, Italy

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Marco Milani is Assistant Professor at the Department of Arts – University of Bologna. Previously, he has been Lecturer at the School of East Asian Studies – University of Sheffield, and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Korean Studies Institute and Lecturer at the School of International Relations – University of Southern California. He also held teaching positions at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and had been visiting research fellow at the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (South Korea) and at the Leiden Institute for Area Studies (Netherlands). He has published numerous articles and book chapters on North and South Korea’s foreign policy, contemporary Korean history and inter-Korean relations. He is co-editor of the book on South Korea’s foreign policy titled The Korean Paradox: domestic political divide and foreign policy in South Korea (Routledge, 2019). He is currently working on a book manuscript based on his research titled, ‘The Evolution of Inter-Korean Cooperation: History, Theory and Practice.’ His research interests include: Contemporary Korean history, History and International Relations of East Asia, North and South Korea Foreign Policy, Inter-Korean relations, and IR Theory.
  • Nicolas LEVI

    Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Poland

    Assistant Professor

    Assistant professor at the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Author of 7 books, more than 40 academic articles, and over 30 analytical reports on the Korean Peninsula, Poland, and related issues. He conducts lectures at top universities in Poland and abroad. External consultant for Korea Institute for International Economic Policy; PhD in social sciences (Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Science), MBA (ESSEC-Warsaw University of Social Sciences). Scientific supervisor of numerous bachelor’s and master’s degree dissertations.

S10-3 : Current Status and Challenges of North Korea Research in Overseas

  • Time : 2020. 9. 9. 16:00 ~ 18:00
  • Organization : The Korean Association of North Korean Studies
  • Session Description

    North Korea's internal marketization and privatization are partially progressing, and political, social and cultural changes are also taking place. It is necessary to diagnose the basic research situation to understand the complexities of North Korean society and the system. Therefore, this seminar would like to discuss about the progress, direction, and methodology of foreign scholars on the possibility of North Korea's change and system change. This seminar is intended to provide an opportunity to introduce international North Korean Studies and researchers.

  • Hyeong Jung PARK

    Korea Institute for National Unification

    Senior Research Fellow

    Park, Hyeong Jung is a senior research fellow at Korea Institute for National Unification, where he has worked since 1993. His major research area includes politics and economy of North Korea, and its relations with South Korea and foreign countries. He has also served as advisor to Ministry of Unification, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and National Intelligence Service.
  • Jenny TOWN

    Stimson Center

    Fellow

    Jenny Town is a Fellow at the Stimson Center and the Deputy Director of Stimson’s 38 North, a website devoted to providing policy and technical analysis on North Korea. She was named one of Worth Magazine’s “Groundbreakers 2020: 50 Women Changing the World” and one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business in 2019 for her role in co-founding and managing 38 North. Ms. Town’s areas of research include North Korea, US-DPRK relations, US-ROK alliance, and Northeast Asia regional security. She is the former Assistant Director of the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and an expert reviewer for Freedom House’s Freedom in the World Index, where she previously worked on the Human Rights in North Korea Project. She is an Associate Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at SAIS, a Member of the National Committee on North Korea, and an Associate Member of the Council of Korean Americans. She serves on the Editorial Board for Inkstick, an online foreign policy journal for emerging scholars. Ms. Town holds a BA in East Asian Studies and International Relations from Westmar University and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
  • John NILSSON-WRIGHT

    Univ of Cambridge & Chatham House, UK

    Senior Lecturer; Senior Research Fellow and Korea Foundation Korea Fellow

    John Nilsson-Wright (formerly Swenson-Wright) is senior university lecturer at Cambridge University and an official fellow at Darwin College; he also is concurrently senior research fellow for Northeast Asia and Korea Foundation Korea Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House. He was head of the Chatham House Asia Programme from March 2014 to October 2016 and is a graduate of Christ Church and St. Antony’s College, Oxford and SAIS, Johns Hopkins University. His research focuses on Cold War history and the contemporary international relations of Northeast Asia, with reference to Japan and the Koreas. He is the author and editor of a number of books including Unequal Allies? United States Security and Alliance Policy Toward Japan 1945-1960 (Stanford University Press, 2004); Crisis of Peace and New Leadership in Korea: Lessons of Kim Dae-jung’s Legacies (Seoul: Yonsei University Press, 2014), The Politics and International Relations of Modern Korea (Routledge, 2016) and Global Britain and Proactive Japan: Developing a 21st Century Partnership (Royal Institute of International Affairs, 2020). His current research focuses on populism and identity politics as a contemporary and historical phenomenon in both Europe and Northeast Asia.
  • Shunji HIRAIWA

    Nanzan University, Japan

    Professor

    Dr. Hiraiwa graduated from the Department of Korean Studies at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and earned credits in the Graduate School of Law, Keio University, majoring in political science. Studied at the doctoral course of the Yonsei University Graduate School in Seoul and received his Ph.D. in Law from Keio University. Served as an assistant professor at the then-Matsusaka University and at the Graduate School of International Relations at the University of Shizuoka. Over that time, Dr. Hiraiwa also studied China-Korean Peninsula relations and the Korean Peninsula situation as a special researcher for the Embassy of Japan in Beijing. Took up his current position in April 2017. Specializes in international relations in relation to the Korean Peninsula, North Korean politics and diplomacy, and China-Korean Peninsula relations.
  • Ji Yong ZHENG

    Fudan University, China

    Professor

    Zheng Jiyong currently serves as Professor and Director at the Center for Korean Studies, Fudan University, and Secretary-General of Shanghai Institute of Korean Studies. Zheng Jiyong joined the army and studied at the School of Foreign Languages, the Chinese People's Liberation Army. In 1991, he was assigned to research the military and diplomacy of the Korean Peninsula. In 2009, he retired from the army and joined Fudan University. He received his Doctoral Degree at Fudan University, and had post-doctoral experiences at IFES, Kyungnam University, ROK(2009/09-2010/12), and in Kim Il Sung University, DPRK(2014/07-11), and a Visiting scholar in Seoul National University, ROK(2016/09-2017/09), and The Henry. L. Stimson Center, USA (2019/07-2020/07). His research focuses on domestic politics in the two Koreas, and on bilateral and multilateral relations related to the Korean peninsula. He is the author and coauthor of more than 100 scholarly articles and author or editor of more than 10 books, including ROK's Political Party Systems (2008), ROK’s Parliamentary Politics (2017), The “Conflict-Reconciliation” Cycle on the Korean Peninsula: A Chinese Perspective (2012), and Road Map to a Korean Peninsula Peace Regime: A Chinese Perspective (2015), and China’s Policy toward North Korea (2020). He can be reached at zhengjiyong@fudan.edu.cn.
  • Artyom LUKIN

    Far Eastern Federal University, Russia

    Deputy Director for Research at the School of Regional and International Studies

    Artyom Lukin is deputy director for research at the School of Regional and International Studies, Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok, Russia). He is also associate professor of International Relations there. Lukin earned his PhD in Political Science from Far Eastern State University in 2002. Artyom Lukin's research interests include international relations and security in the Asia-Pacific and Northeast Asia; Russia’s policies toward the Asia-Pacific; the Korean Peninsula politics and Russia’s engagement with the two Koreas; the politics and economics in the Russian Far East. Lukin has authored multiple chapters, papers and commentaries, in Russian and English, on Asia-Pacific international politics and Russia's engagement with Asia. He has been involved in numerous research and publication projects. Artyom Lukin is an expert with the Russian International Affairs Council and Valdai International Discussion Club. He is a regular commentator and contributor for Russian and international news media.
  • Sukhoon HONG

    Korea Institute for National Unification(KINU)

    Research Fellow

    Dr. Sukhoon Hong is a Research Fellow at the Korea Institute for National Unification since 2014. In terms of his research interests, he is keenly interested in the US-North Korea relations and North Korean foreign policy as well as the Asian “peace regime.” He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Georgia (USA). At the University of Georgia, he taught courses on International Relations, East Asian Political System, and Global Politics. He was in charge of an adjunct professor for Political Science & Diplomacy at Sungkyunkwan University. Hong’s existing work in this area has been published in KINU’s policy reports, International Area Studies Review, the Korean Journal of International Studies, National Security and Strategy, the Journal of Peace Studies, and in various book chapters. Recently, he authored “North Korea’s Transition of Its Economic Development Strategy: Its Significance and the Political Environment surrounding the Korean Peninsula” in the Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, December of 2018.

S10-4 : How to Resume the Tour to North Korea?

  • Time : 2020. 9. 9. 16:00 ~ 18:00
  • Organization : South-North Korea Exchanges and Cooperation Support Association
  • Session Description

    Individual tourism to North Korea is a new “cooperation area” to break the deadlock between South and North Korea and one of the “creative antidotes” to the long-stalled Mount Geumgang tours. Suppose people’s crossing-border activities are allowed in divided Korea. In that case, it will become a symbolic peace message and a way that leads to a “peace economy” on the Korean peninsula. This session aims to look at North Korea’s tourism policy and current infrastructure and discuss the goals and challenges of the individual tours to North Korea.

  • Youngsik KANG

    South-North Korea Exchanges and Cooperation Support Association

    Chairman

    Kang Young-sik was appointed as Chairman of the South-North Korea Exchanges and Cooperation Support Association under the Ministry of Unification on September 24, 2019. He served as Secretary-General for 11 years from 2008 in Korea Sharing Movement(KSM). He had been working for KSM since its founding in 1996. Kang also has served as Chairman of ‘Korea NGO Council for Cooperation with North Korea’, a coalition of 56 North Korean support organizations from 2016 to 2017. He visited North Korea(except for Gaesong and Geumgang mountain) more than 150 times from 1998 to present. In recognition of his achievements, the South Korean government awarded him an order of civil merit: Dongbaek Medal on November, 2017.
  • Sang Jin SHIM

    Kyonggi University

    Professor

    Previously, Dr. Shim served for many years as Senior Vice President for Hyundai Asan Corporation. Hyundai Asan is the founder of Mt. Kumgang Project and the primary investor in North Korea’s Tourism Development. Dr. Shim had been highly active in the company and directed for many multi-year projects; is the Founder of 3 Cruise Ships Tour from South Korea to N. Korea. Also, some plans he had initiated include the resort at Mount Kumgang, the Kaesong Tour project, as well as Mt. Baekdu development project. Moreover, his dedication towards the various tourism development projects in N.K. led him to live in the Mt. Kumgang Tourist Region for about four years and worked with the N. Korean Tourism Authorities for 14 years. While working on these projects, he had visited N. Korea more than 120 times to discuss tourism planning and development with N. Korean government officials and to make that happen positively. Given his many achievements throughout 14 years, he is one of the internationally distinguished figures who has made significant contributions to tourism development on cruise ship operations between North Korea and South Korea such as Cruise Terminal, Hot Spas, and Accommodations and so on.
  • Yongseok SHIN

    Korea Culture & Tourism Institute

    Senior Researcher

    Yongseok Shin was born and raised in Seoul, Korea where he was awarded his B.A and M.A at the Seoul National University. He joined the Korea Culture Tourism Institute (KCTI) in 2004 after he received his Ph.D. at the University of Waterloo, Canada. At KCTI, an affiliated research institute with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Republic of Korea, Dr. Shin has conducted various projects about tourism development planning and international tourism policy. He also worked with various international organizations such as UNESCO and UNWTO. Dr. Shin’s main research interests include cultural tourism, tourism and official development assistance (ODA) and tourism development in Northeast Asia.
  • Gyeongsuk MIN

    Korea Tourism Organization

    Executive Vice President for National Tourism

    Gyeongsuk Min has been working as an Executive Vice President of the Domestic Tourism Division at Korea Tourism Organization since 2017. He has experienced in the tourism field from 2010 to 2014 as an Executive Vice President of the Tourism Industry Division at Incheon Tourism Organization and Incheon Metropolitan City Development. Mainly, He is in charge of domestic and overseas tourism marketing, tourist attraction development, by operating online application, marketing analysis using tourism big data, and local government consultation. Moreover, by establishing the Korean Peninsula Tourism Center as an affiliated organization of Korea Tourism Organization in 2018, he has been striving to revitalize South-North Korean tourism which mean border areas and demilitarized zone (DMZ) tourism. The Domestic Tourism Division Of Korea Tourism Organization where he has been working now has been making an effort to restart personal exchanges of two Koreas and to rebuild peaceful mood through Korean peninsula tourism by making use of the experience of conducting Geumgangsan Mountain Tour, operating Geumgangsan Mountain Duty Free Shop, and promoting Gaeseong Tour and Baekdusan Mountain. Mr. Min majored in history at Korea University and was granted a master's degree in public administration at Catholic University. He is currently doing a doctorate in tourism management.
  • Youngdong LEE

    Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation

    Execution Committee Chairperson

    Young Dong Lee is Executive Committee Chair of the Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation (KCRC) and has been part of the organization since 1988. He has continuously worked for social and cultural exchanges between South and North Korea, meeting with his North Korean counterparts in Seoul, Pyongyang, and Mount Geumgang, and contributed to national reconciliation and cooperation. He also continually carried out humanitarian food aid and forestation projects. Young Dong was involved in education for reunification as Secretary-General of the Institute for Unification Education until 2008 and a member of the Unification Education Committee of KCRC until 2017. He developed training curriculum and invigorated the training on reunification for students and adults so that they may be aware that North Korean people are our compatriots who will live together with us once South and North Korea have become reunited. As part of his effort to pave the way for reunification, Young Dong focuses on addressing the conflicts between South Korean people stemming from different perspectives on reunification. It is one of his activities to hold forums to open an opportunity of conversation for South Koreans to form a social consensus on reunification. He is a Master in North Korean Studies at the University of North Korean Studies.
  • Hae Jung LEE

    Hyundai Research Institute

    Manager of Center for Unification and Economics

    Hae jung Lee has been the manager of the Center for Unification and Economics at Hyundai Research Institute since 2018. She joined Hyundai Research Institute in 2006 and is engaged in inter-Korean economic cooperation and research on the North Korean economy. She received a bachelor's degree in law and North Korean studies from Ewha Womans University, and received a master's degree in North Korean studies and doctorate from the university. Working as a member of the first term of the Northern Economic Cooperation Commission under the direct control of the President, she is currently working as a policy advisor of the Ministry of Unification and a standing member of the Democratic Peaceful Unification Committee. Recent major research topics include trends in North Korea's tourism policy, economic development zone policies, and peaceful economy.
  • James BANFILL

    The Institute for Far Eastern Studies, Kyungnam University

    Visiting Research Fellow

    James Banfill is a visiting research fellow at the Institute of Far Eastern Studies at Kyungnam University. He has previously worked in North Korea in various capacities, including tourism, cultural projects, scientific exchange, and aid monitoring, visiting the country more than 30 times in the past decade. James holds a MS in Soil Science from the Pennsylvania State University.