1st KF-DGAP Speaker’s Forum: Denuclearization and Peace-settlement on the Korean Peninsula

01/10/2018 | 09:30 - 11:30 | DGAP Berlin | Invitation only

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Category: Korea

The German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in cooperation with the Korea Foundation

Inter-Korean high-level consultations have gone into the third round and have gained a new momentum. Increasing exchanges, military exchanges, an “End of War Agreement” and a resumption of economic cooperation are back on the agenda. Yet, since the talks between the United States and North Korea have come to a hold, Seoul is facing several dilemmas. Seoul´s reconciliatory approach can only bear fruit of the US refrains from its maximum pressure strategy and seeks to engage in a peace process itself. This forum will serve to answer questions about achievements and obstacles during the current diplomatic efforts, what options the individual parties might have and how the government in Seoul might be able to set-up a sustainable process towards peace and denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.

Welcome:

Dr. Volker Stanzel
Vice-President, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

Amb. LEE Sihyung
President, The Korea Foundation (KF)

Keynote Speech:
Dr. YOON Young-kwan
Professor of International Relations, Seoul National University; Former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea

Panel Discussion:

Dr. YOON Young-kwan

Prof. KIM Byung-Yeon
Department of Economics, Seoul National University

Dr. Eric Ballbach
Visiting Fellow, Research Division Asia, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

Christoph Hallier
Director, Arms Control and Disarmament Division, Federal Foreign Office

Chair:

Bernt Berger
Senior Fellow, Asia Research Program, DGAP

The event will be held in English.

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