Nordic-Korea Dialogue on Peace, Development & Cooperation
Friday 4 October 2019 / 09:30 - 14:55 / Registration starts at 09:00
Stockholm Medelhavsmuseet. Fredsgatan 2, 11152 Stockholm. Click here for a map
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On October 4, the ISDP Korea Center is holding a one-day seminar in Stockholm together with the Nordic-Benelux Centre at Korea University on the topic of how the Nordic countries and South Korea interrelate on issues of peace and sustainable development. The objective is to share information, lessons and perspectives that can be applied between the two regions and to respond to the increasing interest in Korea on the “Nordic model” of regional security and cooperation, social welfare, and sustainable development.
An agenda follows below:
- Lee Jeong-kyu, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Sweden
- Lars Vargö, Distinguished Fellow at ISDP
09:40 – Session 1: Regionalism and Peace in the Nordic Region and Korea
How do the Nordic region and Northeast Asia compare in terms of levels of regionalism? What characterizes their geopolitical and economic environments and their dynamics? What are the threats and challenges undermining peace and stability? How developed are regional mechanisms and institutions for cooperation and dispute resolution?
Moderator: Lars Vargö (Distinguished Fellow, ISDP)
“Beyond the Zero-Sum Game: Rethinking Multilateralism in Northeast Asia,”
Lee Jae-seung, Jean Monnet Professor, Korea University
- “Peace-building in the Nordic area – a Swedish experience,” Mats Engman, Distinguished Military Fellow, ISDP
- “US-China Competition and Geo-economics in Northeast Asia,” Choi Byung-Il, Professor, Ewha Women’s University
“Nordic Cooperation and External Relations”, Yang Jiang, Senior Researcher, the Danish Institute for International Studies
11: 10 – Coffee break
11:30 – Session 2: Economy and Innovation in the Nordic Region and Korea
What are the key innovations in the business sector in Nordic countries and South Korea? How have their governments implemented policies toward innovative economies and societies? How can lessons and experiences be shared between the Nordics and South Korea and what are the prospects for future cooperation?
Moderator: Park In-kook (President of Chey Institute for Advanced Studies)
- “Innovation and Business in Sweden and Korea: What Can We Learn from Each Other from a Swedish Perspective,” Tomas Kåberger, Affiliate Professor of Chalmers University of Technology
- “Innovation and Business in Sweden and Korea: What Can We Learn from Each Other from a Korean Perspective,” Song Ji-won, Postdoc Fellow, Stockholm School of Economics
- “The Korean Government’s Innovation Initiatives and the Way Forward,”
Jo Hyunhae, Deputy Director of the ROK Ministry of the Interior and Safety
13.45 – Session 3: Sustainable Development in the Nordic Region and Korea
How are the Nordics and South Korea implementing their sustainable development agendas in relation to climate and environmental objectives, in particular the transition to renewable energy? How can they promote economic growth while pursuing low carbon societies? In which areas can the Nordics and Korea benefit from joint collaboration?
Moderator: Alec Forss (Project Coordinator of the Korea Center, ISDP)
- “Nordic Cooperation – Vision 2030: Green, Competitive and Socially Sustainable Nordic Region,” Tómas Orri Ragnarsson, Senior Advisor at the Nordic Council of Ministers
“Energy Security & Energy Transition in Northeast Asia,” Lee Jae-seung, Jean Monnet Professor, Korea University
14:45 – Closing Remarks
- Lee Sangsoo, Head of ISDP Korea Center
- Lee Jae-seung, Director of the Nordic-Benelux Centre at Korea University