Previous Forum

Date August 28 (Wed.) - 29 (Thu.), 2019
Venue Lotte Hotel Seoul
Main Theme Peace Economy and Prosperity on the Korean Peninsula and Beyond
Main Programs Day 1. August 28 (Wed.) : DMZ Site Visit: Making Peace at the Site of the Korean Division
Day 2. August 29 (Thu.) : International Forum and Parallel Sessions
Co-Hosts
Organizers
Sponsors

Day 1. August 28 (Wed.) : DMZ Site Visit: Making Peace at the Site of the Korean Division

Day 2. August 29 (Thu.) : International Forum and Parallel Sessions

DMZ Site Visit

: Making Peace at the Site of the Korean Division

Overview

Date & Time August 28 (Wed.), 08:00 – 16:00 Location Odusan Unification Tower, Imjingak, Panmunjeom , DMZ: Demilitarized Zone
Slogan “We are PEACE MAKERS!”

Timetable

Time Program
08:00 - 09:00 (60’) Move to Paju
09:00 - 10:00 (60’) Odusan Unification Tower
10:00 - 11:40 (100’) Imjingak & Dokgae Bridge
11:40 - 13:30 (110’) Welcome Event & Luncheon
13:30 - 16:00 (90’) Panmunjeom & DMZ: Demilitarized Zone
16:00 - 17:30 (90’) Move to Seoul
Welcome Dinner (Invited Only) ㅣ Lotte Hotel Seoul, 2F Crystal Ballroom
18:30 – 20:30 (120’)

Welcome Remarks

SEONG Kyung Ryung
Chair of the Organizing Committee for the DMZ International Forum on the Peace Economy, Chairman of the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Republic of Korea

Dinner Remarks

PARK Won Soon
Mayor of Seoul Metropolitan Government, Republic of Korea

Congratulatory Remark

Lee In-Young
Member of the National Assembly (Floor Leader of Democratic Party), Republic of Korea

Site Visit Locations

Odusan Unification Tower

The Odusan Unification Tower was opened in Sep. 8, 1992 to console the 10 million people who lost their hometowns during the Korean war. As of the end of 2016 more than 19 million international and domestic guests have visited the Tower to witness the state of division on the Korean Peninsula in person.
The tower was built to inform the public about the tragic reality of division on the Peninsula, one of the last remaining relics of the Cold War, and to convey the Korean people’s fervent wishes for peaceful unification under a liberal democracy.

Imjingak

The Imjingak Resort Park is located 7 km from the Military Demarcation Line, at the forefront of tourism sites commemorating the Korean War. The three-storied Imjingak is surrounded by several monuments, such as Unification Park and North Korea Center.
In front of Imjingak is the Gyeongui Train Line, which was destroyed during the Korean War in 1950. It has been under reconstruction since 2000. Every year many events for unification are held at Imjingak. It is one of the most-frequented DMZ tourist spots for international guests because it can be visited without going through any security check points.

Pyeonghwa Nuri

Pyeonghwa Nuri was built as a large grassy park that can accommodate up to 20,000 people.
In the park, visitors can enjoy various performances and a wide range of beverages from the Cafe Annyeong (Hello).
The park also encloses the Life & Candle Light Pavilion, Dolmuji for Korean Reunification, and the Hill of Music.

Dokgae Bridge

This new skywalk, built on the Dokgae Bridge, is a historical symbol of the division of Korea and attracts a large number of visitors at the Imjingak. The Dokgae Bridge, which is 105 meters long and 5 meters wide, uses the piers remaining from bombings during the Korean War, reproducing the pre-war railway bridge. The skywalk symbolizes the pains of war and the importance of peace, and is divided into three themes: past, present and future.
The Dokgae Bridge, a reflection of wishes for reunification, is the only tourist site that allows visitors to enjoy the historical and natural scenery of the Civilian Control Zone without extra admission procedures or restrictions on personnel.

Panmunjeom

Panmunjeom is located in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), 50 km north of Seoul and 10 km east from the city of Gaeseong, a city which now belongs to North Korea. This area is most notably known for the peace talks that were held here on October 25, 1951 and on July 27, 1953 when the Armistice Agreement was signed. It is now beyond the jurisdiction of both the North and South.
It is the only portion of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) where North and South Korean forces stand face-to-face. It was the site of military negotiations between North Korea and the United Nations Command (UNC).

DMZ: Demilitarized Zone

On July 27, 1953, the Korean War ended with a cease-fire.
The Northern and Southern Limit Lines were created as each side moved their troops back 2 km from the Military Demarcation Line. The lines reach 248 km in length from Jeongdong-ri, Paju-si to Myeongho-ri, Goseong-gun.
At the present time, an area of 2 km on both the north and south side has been designated as the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone). The area adjacent to the DMZ is among the most heavily militarized regions in the world.

CCL: Civilian Control Line

On February 1954, the Commander of the U.S. 8th Army established a Civilian Control Line in an area 5 km-20 km south of the truce line for the protection and security of military operations and facilities. Civilian residence, industries or other activities are limited, and civilian trespassing is controlled within the Civilian Control Line.

Opening Ceremony & Session

Overview

Date & Time August 29 (Thu.), 09:30 - 10:45 Location Lotte Hotel Seoul (Crystal Ballroom, 2F)

Timetable

Time Program
09:30 - 10:45 (75') Opening Ceremony

Opening Remarks

SEONG Kyung Ryung
Chair of the Organizing Committee for the DMZ International Forum on the Peace Economy
Chairman of the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Republic of Korea

Congratulatory Remarks

LEE Nak-yon
Prime Minister, Republic of Korea
Opening Session

Moderator

LEE Jae-Young
Chair of the Executive Committee for the DMZ International Forum on the Peace Economy
President of Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, Republic of Korea

Speaker

Megawati SUKARNOPUTRI
Former President of Indonesia
Gerhard SCHRÖDER
Former Chancellor of Germany
HATOYAMA Yukio
Former Prime Minister of Japan
OCHIRBAT Punsalmaagiin
First President of Mongolia
Andrey BYSTRITSKIY
Chairman, Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club, Russia
Kathleen STEPHENS
President / CEO, Korea Economic Institute of America, U.S.A.
Asle TOJE
Political Scientist / Member, Norwegian Nobel Committee, Norway
10:45 - 10:55 (10’) Coffee Break


Plenary Session

Keynote Speech & Panel Discussion

Overview

Date & Time August 29 (Thu.), 10:55 – 12:30 Location Lotte Hotel Seoul (Crystal Ballroom, 2F)
Theme “Peace is the Economy”
The plenary session will be held under the theme of “Peace is the Economy,” further developing the vision presented by President Moon. Keynote speeches and panel discussions will follow, on the subjects of “The New Korean Peninsula Regime and Peace-driven Economy” and “International Cooperation for Peace and Prosperity in Northeast Asia and Eurasia.”

The New Korean Peninsula Regime and Peace-driven Economy will be discussed from the standpoint of connecting with the New Economic Map Initiative of the Korean Peninsula, and other national initiatives for development in Northeast Asia (e.g. China’s Belt and Road initiative, Russia’s New Eastern Policy). Participants will explore promising options to connect peace and the economy, i.e. ensure that peace on the Korean Peninsula leads to economic achievements, and examine the implications for each nation of a regime of peace on the Peninsula. Other topics will include future directions for inter-Korean economic cooperation and participation by each nation in development projects on the Peninsula.

The theme of “International Cooperation for Peace and Prosperity in Northeast Asia and Eurasia” will cover plans for international cooperation to promote peace in Northeast Asia as we explore a joint platform for peace and cooperation in the region. This will be followed by discussions of a railway community created between the two Koreas, China, Japan, Russia, Mongolia and the U.S. The vision of an East Asian Railway Community draws upon the birth of the European Union (EU) from the European Coal and Steel Community founded between six European nations back in 1951, and has been proposed as a community to promote peace and the economy, built on the backbone of railways in Northeast Asia. The role of international organizations and other plans for cooperation will be discussed as well.

Timetable

Time Program
10:55 - 12:30 (95’) Keynote Speech
KIM Yeon Chul
Minister of Unification, Republic of Korea
Panel Discussion

Moderator

LEE Su-Hoon
Professor, Political Science, Kyungnam University, Republic of Korea

Speaker

Thomas GOMART
Director, Institut Franntut des Relations Internationals, France
Reint E. GROPP
President, Halle Institute for Economic Research, Germany
Mohan KUMAR
Chairman, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, India
Vasily MIKHEEV
Vice President, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russia
Joseph YUN
Former United States Special Representative for North Korea Policy, U.S.A.
Allan GYNGELL
President, Australian Institute of International Affairs, Australia
TRAN Thi Hong Minh
Director, National Center for Socio-Economic Information and Forecast, Vietnam
12:30 - 14:00 (90’) Luncheon

Congratulatory Remarks

YOU Youngmin
Minister of Science and ICT, Republic of Korea
PARK Namchoon
Mayor of Incheon Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea

Parallel Session Ⅰ

Politics, Diplomacy and Security

Track 1

Overview

Date & Time August 29 (Thu.), 14:30 – 16:25 Location Hotel President (Schubert Hall, 31F)
Organizer Korea Institute for National Unification
Theme Turning the DMZ into a Peace Zone: Achievements and Tasks
Parallel Session 1 entitled “Turning the DMZ into a Peace Zone: Achievements and Tasks” will discuss how the DMZ, a symbol of inter-Korean division and conflicts of the past, can be restructured into a space of peace and coexistence. In particular, this session will explore how cases of the Camino de Santiago(the Way of Saint James) can be applied to “the DMZ Peace Trail” in an effort to facilitate reconciliation and peace on the Korean Peninsula.

Timetable

Time Program
14:30 - 15:10 (40‘) Moderator
LIM Kang-Taeg
(President, Korea Institute for National Unification, Republic of Korea)
Presentations

“Turning the DMZ into a Peace Zone: Visions and Tasks”

CHO Han-Bum
(Senior Research Fellow, Korea Institute for National Unification, Republic of Korea)

“CAMINO DE SANTIAGO: Where Several Cultures Unite”

Jaime AGUILO PASTRANA
(Professor, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea)
15:10 - 16:25 (65‘) Discussants
LEE Han Joo
(President, Gyeonggi Research Institute, Republic of Korea)
YOOK Dong-han
(President, Research Institute for Gangwon, Republic of Korea)
Christian TAAKS
(Head of Korea Office, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Republic of Korea)
SUH Bo-hyuk
(Director, Peace Research Division, Korea Institute for National Unification, Republic of Korea)
16:25 – 16:35 (10’) Coffee Break


Track 2

Overview

Date & Time August 29 (Thu.), 16:35 – 18:30 Location Hotel President (Schubert Hall, 31F)
Organizer Korea Institute of Public Administration
Theme The Future of Innovative Inclusive States
The Moon Jae-in administration is actively promoting a new vision, “Inclusive Korea for the Commonwealth”, after declaring the year 2019 as the first year to initiate the vision of “Inclusive Korea” and announcing the “Inclusive nation social policy promotion plan”. The “Innovative, Inclusive Korea” would pursue qualitative growth rather than a quantitative growth, while aiming to create a society of coexistence, instead of allowing exclusion and monopoly. In order to achieve an “Innovative, Inclusive Korea”, the Government advocates welfare, a fair economy, and inclusive growth in which the resulting gains are distributed equally to everyone and income increases among mid- to low-income earners. Furthermore, it is essential to pursue values beyond our society and internal affairs such as engagement policy toward North Korea, peace and prosperity in the Korean peninsula, and embracing globalization. The objective of the KIPA session, “the Future of Innovative, Inclusive States” is to introduce cases and core values ​​of “government inclusiveness” in Switzerland, the United States, and South Korea, and discuss a wide range of challenges and strategies to achieve an “Innovative and Inclusive nation”.

Timetable

Time Program
16:35 - 17:50 (75‘) Facilitator
AHN Seong Ho
(President, Korea Institute of Public Administration, Republic of Korea)
Presentations

“Ideal Civil Servants: Are there Eastern and Western Traditions?”

Jos C.N. RAADSCHELDERS
(Professor and Associate Dean, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University, U.S.A.)

“The Federal System of Switzerland - A Promoter of Innovation and Inclusiveness”

Reiner EICHENBERGER
(Professor, Department of Economics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

“Status of Inclusive States in Theory of the State and Implementation Strategies”

EUN Jaeho
(Vice President, Korea Institute of Public Administration, Republic of Korea)
17:50 – 18:25 (35’) Discussants
MIN Jin
(Honorary Professor, Korea National Defense University, Republic of Korea)
KIM Junghai
(Director, Government Research Bureau, Korea Institute of Public Administration, Republic of Korea)
LEE Changwon
(Senior Research Fellow, Korea Labor Institute, Republic of Korea)
18:25 – 18:30 (5’) Photo Session

Parallel Session Ⅱ

Environment and Agriculture

Track 1

Overview

Date & Time August 29 (Thu.), 14:30 – 16:20 Location Hotel President (Brahms Hall, 19F)
Organizer Korea Environment Institute
Theme Sustainable DMZ Management and Environmental Cooperation between South and North Korea
Exploring the Ways of inter-Korean Cooperation for Sustainable Development of DMZ.
The purpose of this session is to identify the value of the environment conservation of the DMZ and its position in the peaceful coexistence of the South and North Korea, and to looking for the ways of sustainable development of DMZ areas and environmental cooperation between South and North Korea.To the environmental sector in the respect of ‘DMZ peace economy’, ‘'DMZ environmental state and sustainable development’, ‘DMZ peace economy and eco-environmental cooperation’ will be presented in this session. With representatives of the relevant German Foundations and the experts from home and abroad, we would like to share experiences of Germany unification, and identify the status and significance of environmental cooperation between the two Koreas in the peace economy, and discuss concrete cooperation ways between the two Koreas through the eco-environmental resources including the DMZ area in Korean peninsula.

Timetable

Time Program
14:30 - 14:40 (10‘) Opening Speech
YOON Jeyong
(President, Korea Environment Institute, Republic of Korea)
14:40 - 15:20 (40‘) Presentations

“Ecological Status and Sustainable Development of the DMZ Area”

PARK Eun-Jin
(Director, Division of Administrative Planning National Institute of Ecology, Republic of Korea)

“Conservation and International Cooperation for DMZ”

Felix GLENK
(Project Manager for Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea Office)
15:20 - 15:25 (05’) Group Photo
15:25 - 16:20 (55‘) Round Table Discussion
Moderator
CHU Jangmin
(Korean Peninsula Environmental Information, Korea Environment Institute, Republic of Korea)
Discussants
KIM Oh Seok
(Research Fellow, Korea Environment Institute, Republic of Korea)
YOO Myung Soo
(Director, Nature and Ecology Policy Division, Nature Conservation Bureau, Republic of Korea)
SONG Young Hoon
(Director, Kangwon Institute for Unification Studies, Kangwon University, Republic of Korea)
LEE Yang Ju
(Senior Research Senior Researcher, Department of Ecology, Gyeonggi Research Institute, Republic of Korea)
Nial MOORES
(Director, Birds Korea)
CHOI Dong Jin
(Director, Korea Research Institute for Environment and Development, Republic of Korea)
SEO Jaechul
(A Senior Expert, Greenkorea United, Republic of Korea)
16:20 - 16:40 (20‘) Coffee Break


Track 2

Overview

Date & Time August 29 (Thu.), 16:40~18:30 Location Hotel President (Brahms Hall, 19F)
Organizer Korea Rural Economic Institute
Theme Agricultural Cooperation Strategies on the Border of South and North Korea
During the agriculture session, presentations and discussion will be provided on the theme, Agricultural Cooperation Strategies on the Border of South and North Korea.

The following presentations will be made: "An Idea for Agricultural Cooperation on the Special Economic Zone of Border Area", "Gyeonggi Province Policy for Inter-Korean Cooperation in Agricultural Area", etc. The comprehensive discussion will be the venue for debate on ways to achieve peace and security on the Korean Peninsula through exchange and cooperation between the two Koreas, and to draw up effective policy tasks.

Timetable

Time Program
16:40 - 17:40 (60‘) Moderator
HEO Jang
(Research Director, Korea Rural Economic Institute, Republic of Korea)
Presentations

“Solutions to Address Deforestation and Soil Erosion in DPRK”

Matteo MARCHISIO
(Country Director and Representative to China and Mongolia, incumbent Country Director for Korea, International Fund for Agricultural Development(IFAD))

“An Idea for Agricultural Cooperation on the Special Economic Zone of Border Area”

KIM Young-Hoon
(Research Director, Korea Rural Economic Institute, Republic of Korea)

“Gyeonggi Province Policy for Inter-Korean Cooperation in Agricultural Area”

LIM Jeong-Kwan
(Unification Policy Specialist, Peace Foundation Development Division, Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea)
17:40 - 18:30 (50‘) Discussants
KWON Taejin
(Director, GS & J Institute, Republic of Korea)
KIM Kwan-Ho
(Senior Research, Rural Research Institute, Korea Rural Community Corporation, Republic of Korea)
LIM Hyoung-Joon
(Head, WFP Korea office, UN World Food Programme, Republic of Korea)
18:20 - 18:30 (10‘) Open Discussion

Parallel Session Ⅲ

Industry, Science and Technology

Overview

Date & Time August 29 (Thu.), 14:30~17:00 Location Lotte Hotel Seoul (Belle-Vue Suite, 36F)
Organizer Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade,
Science and Technology Policy Institute,
Korea Information Society Development Institute
Theme Establishing an Innovation Ecosystem for a New Economy on the Korean Peninsula
Under the theme of “Establishing an Innovation Ecosystem for a New Economy on the Korean Peninsula,” presenters will identify ways to strengthen the inter-Korean industrial relationship, specifically in the fields of science and technology, and information and communications (ICT). In addition, the presentations will focus on potential strategies and step-by-step plans for realizing industrial and regional cooperation initiatives on the Korean peninsula as a whole.

Following the presentations, we will assess the current status of the North-South Korean relationship and discuss the opportunities and challenges for science, ICT, and industrial cooperation between two Koreas.

Timetable

Time Program
14:30 - 14:35 (5‘) Opening Remarks
CHO Hwang-Hee
(President, Science and Technology Policy Institute, Republic of Korea)
14:35 - 14:40 (5‘) Photo Session
14:40 - 15:40 (60‘) Presentation

“Cooperation in S&T and ICT between South and North Korea for the New Economy of the Korean Peninsula”

LEE Choongeun
(Senior Research Fellow, Science and Technology Policy Institute, Republic of Korea)

“Strategies for Industrial Cooperation between South and North Korea for Realizing the New Economy Initiative of the Korean Peninsula”

LEE SeogKi
(Senior Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade, Republic of Korea)
15:40 - 16:00 (20’) Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:30 (30‘) Moderator
KANG Ha-yun
(Research Fellow, Center for ICT Trade and Inter-Korean Cooperation Research, Korea Information Society Development Institute, Republic of Korea)
Presentation

“Solving the North Korean Nuclear Issue and Deepening Economic Integration in Northeast Asia”

MIMURA Mitsuhiro
(Senior Research Fellow, Research Division, The Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia, Japan)
16:30 - 17:00 (30‘) Discussion
CHO Bong-hyun
(Head, Industrial Bank of Korea Economic Research Institute, Republic of Korea)
NAM Sang-yirl
(Head, Center for ICT Trade, Inter-Korean Cooperation Research, Republic of Korea)
SONG ChiUng
(Chief Director, Division of Global Innovation Strategy, Science and Technology Policy Institute, Republic of Korea)

Parallel Session Ⅳ

Education

Overview

Date & Time August 29 (Thu.), 16:00~18:30 Location Lotte Hotel Seoul (Garnet Suite, 37F)
Organizer Korean Educational Development Institute
Theme DMZ and Peace Education in Global Context
In this session, presenters will have the opportunity to inform the international community of the situation of the division of the Korean peninsula and prominent scholars and activists from around the world will hold in-depth discussions on the direction of new peace and reunification education.
This session will be a platform to discuss relations between peaceful and non-peaceful methods inherent in our society and also how the DMZ can contribute to creating a peaceful paradigm on the Korean Peninsula. Participants will include a peace educator from the UK; an ICU peace studies professor from Japan; activists from around the world including the director of Border Peace Schools; international and local researchers and scholars on the DMZ region; and peace and reunification educators.
Participants will examine topics on peace and reunification education by focusing on the process of reunification through the establishment of a peaceful regime on the Korean peninsula, as well as methods to develop these discussions into peace and reunification education within schools and educational sites beyond the classroom.

Timetable

Time Program
16:00 - 16:10 (10‘) Opening Ceremony and Greetings
BAN Sang-Jin
(President, Korean Educational Development Institute, Republic of Korea)
16:10 - 17:35 (85‘) Moderator
KIM Philo
(Professor, Institute for Peace and Unification Studies, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
Presentations

“Relational Schools Framework, Promoting Peace through Relationships”

Robert LOE
(Founder and Director, Relational Schools Foundation, United Kingdom)

“Is Peace Really Teachable?: Toward an Ecological Mindset for Peace Education”

SASAO Toshiaki
(International Christian University, Japan)

“Peace Education beyond Division in the Korean Peninsula”

KANG Soon-won
(Professor, Hanshin University, Republic of Korea)

“The Story of Border Peace School: Education Movement for Peace-building in the Korean Peninsula”

JUNG Jiseok
(Director, Border Peace School, Republic of Korea)
17:35 - 17:50 (15’) Coffee Break
17:50 - 18:30 (40‘) Discussions

“TBC”

KIM Jeongwon
(Director-General, Future Education Research Division, Korean Educational Development Institute, Republic of Korea)

“Decolonial Practices for Peace Education in Korea”

Kevin KESTER
(Assistant Professor, Keimyoung University)
Q&A

Parallel Session Ⅴ

International Cooperation and Gender Affairs

Track 1

Overview

Date & Time August 29 (Thu.), 14:30 - 16:20 Location Hotel President (Ivy Hall, 19F)
Organizer Korean Women’s Development Institute
Theme Peace Economy in the Korean Peninsula and Women
Under the encompassing topic of “Peace Economy on the Korean Peninsula and Women”, 2 presentations and a panel discussion will be held on the topics of "The Vietnam Women's Union's Participation in the Country's Renovation Process & its Implication", and “Peace Economy and Gender Equality on the Korean Peninsula”.
First, the “The Vietnam Women's Union's Participation in the Country's Renovation Process & its Implication”, will discuss the experience and implication of the Vietnam Women’s Union in the renovation process (Doi Moi) of Vietnam.
Then, the presentation will be followed by the “Peace Economy and Gender Equality in the Korean Peninsula”, which will discuss the feminist reconfiguration of peace discourse, and measures to promote a women’s alliance between North and South Korea.
Lastly, a panel discussion will be held on the significance of the two presentations in the peace economy on the Korean Peninsula and future directions.

Timetable

Time Program
14:30 – 14:35 (5’) Opening Remark
KWON Insook
(President, Korea Women’s Development Institute, Republic of Korea)
14:35 - 15:30 (55‘) Moderator
YU Chong-Ae
(Professor, Department of History, Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
Presentations

“The Vietnam Women's Union's Participation in the Country's Renovation Process & its Implication”

NGUYEN Thi Hoai Linh
(Director General, International Relations Department, Vietnam Women’s Union, Vietnam)

“Peace Economy and Gender Equality in the Korean Peninsula”

CHO Young-Ju
(Associate Research Fellow, Center for Gender Equality Culture and Education, Korea Women’s Development Institute, Republic of Korea)
15:30 - 16:00 (30’) Discussants

“Peace Economy in the Korean Peninsula and Women”

KIM Eunju
(Executive director, Center for Korean women and Politics, Republic of Korea)

“Design for Peace Economy on the Korean Peninsula based on Women and Feminism”

KIM Jeongsoo
(Standing Representative, Women Making Peace, Republic of Korea)

“Peace and Economy & Gender”

PARK Youngja
(Research Fellow, North Korean Research Division, Korea Institute for National Unification, Republic of Korea)
16:00 - 16:20 (20’) Q&A
16:20 - 16:40 (20’) Coffee Break


Track 2

Overview

Date & Time August 29 (Thu.), 16:40 – 18:30 Location Hotel President (Ivy Hall, 19F)
Organizer KDI / KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Theme Development Cooperation in North Korea and Peace on the Korean Peninsula
Development of the political posture on the Korean Peninsula lead to an era of peace and cooperation, and since then interest in inter-Korean development cooperation has increased. In this session, the theme of “Development Cooperation in North Korea and Peace in the Korean Peninsula” will be presented and discussed. The first presentation will analyze the impact of South Korea’ s CSOs on peace throughout the Korean Peninsula over the past two decades and address the dilemmas and challenges associated with the establishment of a peace policy. In addition, we will find lessons from the South Korea’s past experience coping with fragile states in terms of international development and discuss the implications of those lessons on the development cooperation with North Korea. Moreover, we will seek ways to revitalize the development cooperation with our neighbor to the north.

Timetable

Time Program
16:40 - 17:40 (60‘) Keynote speech
YOU Jongil
(Dean, KDI School of Public Policy and Management, Republic of Korea)
Moderator
LIM Eul Chul
(Director, International Cooperation for North Korean Development (ICNK), Institute for Far Eastern Studies (IFES), Republic of Korea)
Presentations

“The Legacy of 20 Years' of Engagament with North Korea”

MOON Kyungyon
(Professor, Jimmy Carter School of International Studies, Chonbuk National University, Republic of Korea)

“International Development Cooperation for the Fragile States and Implications for North Korea”

CHOI Changyong
(Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management, Republic of Korea)
17:40 - 18:30 (50’) Discussions
KIM Booyuel
(Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management, Republic of Korea)
KANG Woo-chul
(Senior Research Fellow, Research Institute for North Korea and Northeast Asia Development, Korea Eximbank, Republic of Korea)
Q&A

Parallel Session Ⅵ

Legislation and Criminal Affairs

Overview

Date & Time August 29 (Thu.), 14:30 – 18:30 Location The Westin Chosun Seoul (Orchid Room, 2F)
Organizer Korea Legislation Research Institute, Korean Institute of Criminology
Theme Restoration of National Homogeneity between two Koreas and Stabilization of Land Order inside DMZ for Peaceful Co-existence
There are several kinds of important things which have to be achieved in the era of inter-Korean exchange and cooperation. One is the restoration of national homogeneity between North and South Korea, and another is the stabilization of land order inside DMZ for the sustainable development.

In order to restore the national homogeneity, it is imperative to improve the scope and impact of humanitarian assistance to the vulnerable groups in North Korea, expand social, cultural and sports exchanges, resume Mountain Kumgang tourism project and Kaesong Industrial Complex and raise awareness of unification and the importance of inter-Korean exchanges and cooperation among the youth in South Korea.

The whole land in DMZ north of the 38th parallel was nationalized in 1946 by the land revision of North Korea's Government. On the other hand, the ownership of land in DMZ south of the 38th parallel, that is to say, the land in Pa-ju County, Gyeong-gi Province, was scattered and disappeared by the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. Beside, there is a substantial probability that the commanders of combatant nations in Korean War might insist on the dominium of some parts of land in DMZ during preparation for Korean Peace Arrangement instead of the present Armistice Agreement.

It is, therefore, urgent mission for Korean People to change the DMZ into a neutral area as a natural monument like the Green Belt in Germany. In respect of stabilization and sustainability, the land in DMZ could not be nationalized or privatized and then should alternatively become the commons, so to speak, the public land like the open space or public surface.

Timetable

Time Program
14:30 - 15:40 (70‘) Keynote Speeches

“The Justice Equation in Making Peace”

Fernando TRAVESÍ
(Executive Director, International Center for Transitional Justice, U.S.A.)

“The German Green Belt - Environmental, Legal and Managerial Perspectives”

Bernhard SELIGER
(Resident Representative, Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea, Republic of Korea)
15:40 - 16:00 (20’) Memorial Photo and Coffee Break
16:00 - 18:20 (140‘) Moderator
CHUN Jaekyong
(President, Social Capital Institute, Republic of Korea)
Presentations

“Realizing Peace Economy through Framework Legislation on Special Economic Zone”

HWANG Seung Hee
(Advisor to the Minister of Unification, The Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea)

“Policy Initiatives for Strengthening Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation”

SOUNG Jea-Hyen
(Research Fellow and Deputy Director, International Cooperation Division, Korean Institute of Criminology, Republic of Korea)

“Stabilization of Land Order inside DMZ through Making the Neutral Commons”

HWANG Eunju
(CEO, Korea National Nature Trust, Republic of Korea)
Discussion
Marie-Yon STRÜCKER
(International Cooperation Manager, National Nature Trust Korea, Germany)
JEON Sumi
(Attorney at Law / President, Wave of Peace Institute)
HAN Myung Sup
(Partner / Adjunct Professor, Tongin Law Firm / University of North Korean Studies & Kookmin University, Republic of Korea)
JANG Won-Kyu
(Research Fellow, Office of Korean Unification Law, Korea Legislation Research Institute Republic of Korea)
PARK Hun-Min
(Research Fellow, Office of Korean Unification Law, Korea Legislation Research Institute, Republic of Korea)
18:20 - 18:30 (10‘) Closing

Parallel Session Ⅶ

East Asian Institutes Forum

Overview

Date & Time August 29 (Thu.), 14:30 – 18:10 Location Lotte Hotel Seoul (Athene Garden, 3F)
Organizer Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
Theme The Changing Regional Dynamics in East Asia
The East Asian Institutes (EAI) Forum brings together heads of leading think tanks in East Asia (ASEAN+3 countries) with the objective of promoting knowledge sharing and research on the topic related to East Asian economic integration. This Forum is an annual event, since 2005, organized by KIEP.

The forum aims to facilitate a constructive discussion to help participants develop a more in-depth understanding of recent developments in the region and to provide analysis and formulation of policy recommendations. Leading East Asian scholars and experts from ASEAN, China and Japan are invited to share insights relating to the most important and timely issues in the region.

Timetable

Time Program
14:30 - 14:45 (15‘) Opening Remarks
Welcoming Remarks
LEE Jae-Young
(President, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), Republic of Korea)
SEO Wang-Jin
(President, The Seoul Institute, Republic of Korea)
14:45 - 16:15 (90‘) Session 1: “The Rise of China and its Impact on East Asian Economy”
Moderator
JEONG Hyung-Gon
(Senior Research Fellow, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), Republic of Korea)
Presentation
Rastam MOHD ISA
(Chairman / Chief Executive of Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS), Malaysia)

“The Rise of China and Its Impact on East Asian Economy”

Saowaruj RATTANAKHAMFU
(Senior Research Fellow, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), Thailand)
Discussants
CHOI Shing Kwok
(Director, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) -Yusof Ishak Institu, Singapore)
FUKAGAWA Yukiko
(Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, Japan)
Palikone THALONGSENGCHANH
(Senior Researcher, Cooperation-Planning, National Agriculture and Forestry Institute (NAFRI), Lao PDR)
NGUYEN Dinh Cung
(President, Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), Vietnam)
Open Discussion
16:15 - 16:30 (15‘) Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00 (90‘) Session 2: “Trade War between the United States and China and its Impact on East Asian Economy”
Moderator
Celia M. REYES
(President, Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), Philippines)
Presentations

“The China-US Trade War and its impacts on China and East Asia Economy”

LI Xiangyang
(Director, National Institute of International Strategy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (NIIS-CASS), China)

“US-China Trade War: Impacts on Vietnam”

NGUYEN Dinh Cung
(President, Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), Vietnam)
Discussants
FUKAGAWA Yukiko
(Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, Japan)
Yose Rizal DAMURI
(Head, Department of Economics, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Indonesia)
BONG Angkeara
(Research Consultant, Education Unit, Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI), Cambodia)
Open Discussion
18:00 - 18:10 (10‘) Closing Session
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