2016Peace and Unification of the Korean Peninsula: Comprehensive Approaches

Date : November 14 (Mon), 2016

Venue : Dynasty Hall, Shilla Hotel, Seoul

Organizers : Korean Association for North Korean Studies,
Yonsei Institute for North Korean Studies

Time Program Details
09:30-10:00 Opening Ceremony

Opening Remarks

Woo Young Lee, (President, The Korean Association of North Korean Studies)

Welcome Remarks

Jungmin Seo, (Director, Yonsei Institute for North Korean Studies

Congratulatory Remarks

Yong-Hak Kim , (President, Yonsei University)

10:00-10:30 Keynote Speech

Yong-pyo Hong, (Minister of the Ministry of Unification)

10:30-10:40 Break
10:40-12:10 Session 1

International Environment for Korean Unification and Peace in Northeast Asia


Chung-in Moon, (Distinguished Senior Researcher, Yonsei Institute for North Korean Studies )


- Kihl-jae Ryoo
(The Former Minister, the Ministry of Unification)

- Gareth Evans,
(The Former Australian Foreign Minister)

- Christopher Hill,
(The Former US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs)

12:10-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:20 Session 2

Changes in North Korea and the Future of the Korean Peninsula


Dal-joong Chang, (Professor Emeritus, Seoul National University)


- Robert King
(The Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues)

- Taehee Whang
(Professor, Yonsei University)

- Zongze Ruan
(Vice President, China Institute of International Studies)

- John Everard
(The Former British Ambassador to North Korea)

- Françoise Nicolas
(Senior Research Fellow and Director, Center for Asian Studies, IFRI)

15:20-15:40 Break
15:40-17:30 Session 3

Denuclearization of North Korea, Peace on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asian Cooperation


- Dae-seok Choi,
(Professor, Ewha Womans University


- Seong-Ok Yoo,
(Former President, Institute for National Security Strategy / President, Gyeongnam Development Institute)

- Leon Sigal,
(Director, Social Science Research Council (SSRC))

- Kaisheng Li (Professor of Institute of International Relations of the Shanghai Academy of Social Science)

- Junya Nishino ,
(Director, Center for Contemporary Korean Studies, Keio University)

- Gleb Ivashentsov,
(The Former Russian Ambassador to South Korea)