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[MBN-EAI Diplomacy Strategy Symposium] US-China Strategic Competition and South Korea`s Middle Power Diplomacy

  • 2020-10-29

 

The East Asia Institute (President Yul Sohn) and MBN jointly held <MBN-EAI Diplomacy Strategy Symposium: US-China Strategic Competition and South Korea's Middle Power Diplomacy> on October 29 (Thursday) at Glad Hotel, Yeouido. The Symposium covered three sessions including 1) US-China Security Competition and South Korea's Strategy, 2) US-China Trade and Technology Competition and South Korea's Strategy, and 3) Empowering Middle Powers through Cooperative Networks. Panelists discussed the direction Korea should take amid intensifying strategic competition between the US and China and how to further cooperation among middle power countries.

This symposium was held in a hybrid format with both an online audience and on-site attendees who signed up in advance to participate in the seminar. For the third session, panelists from Australia, Germany, and Indonesia were connected through Zoom.

 

Program

Program

11:30-11:55

Opening Remarks

Yul Sohn   President of East Asia Institute(EAI);  Professor at Yonsei University

Welcoming Remarks

Seung Joon Jang          CEO President of Maekyung Media Center

Congratulatory Remarks

Sye-Kyun Chung          Prime Minister of South Korea

Tae-Nyeon Kim          Representative of Democratic Party of Korea

Ho-Young Joo          Representative of People Power Party

11:55-12:00

Keynote

Speech

Jong-Kun Choi          1st Vice Foreign Minister

12:00-13:00

Lunch

Remarks      Seokki Kim        Member of People Power Party

Remarks     Hyang-ja Yang     Member of Democratic Party of Korea

13:00-14:10

Session 1 <US-China Security Competition and Korea’s Strategy>

Moderator

Young-Sun Ha           Chairman of Board of Trustees, EAI;
                               Professor Emeritus at Seoul National University

Speakers

Won-Gon Park           Professor at Handong Global University

Chaesung Chun           Chair of the National Security Research Center, EAI;
                                Professor at Seoul National University

Discussants

Tae-yong Cho          Member of People Power Party

Ihk-pyo Hong           Member of Democratic Party of Korea

14:20-15:30

Session 2<US-China Trade and Technology Competition and Korea’s Strategy>

Moderator

Sook-Jong Lee           Senior Fellow, EAI; Professor at Sungkyunkwan University

Speakers

Young-Ja Bae           Professor at Konkuk University

Seung-Joo Lee       Chair of Trade, Technology, and Transformation Research

                           Center;  Professor at Chung-Ang University

Discussants

Wang-Hwi Lee           Professor at Aju University

Hyung-gyu Lim           Director of KAIST Foundation, CEO of ChangLim

15:30-16:00

Coffee Break

16:00-17:20

Session 3 <Empowering Middle Powers through Cooperative Networks (Online)>

Moderator

Yul Sohn             President of EAI; Professor at Yonsei University

Panelists

Joon-Hyung Kim      Chancellor of Korea National Diplomatic Academy of

                             Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Hervé Lemahieu   Director of the Asian Power and Diplomacy Program

                         at the Lowy Institute

Hanns Maull       Senior Fellow at SWP

Marty Natalegawa  Former Foreign Minister of Indonesia

17:20-17:25

Closing Remark

 

 

Opening Ceremony

 

First Session

 

Second Session

 

Third Session

 


Third Session​ (Korean Interpretation)