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International Conference: Achieving National Integration in the Aftermath of Reunification of the Korean Peninsula

November 6, 2014

NKnet is hosting an international conference on “Achieving National Integration in the Aftermath of Reunification of the Korean Peninsula” 2-6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12, at the
Seoul Press Center. English & Korean simultaneous interpretation will be provided. This international conference is free and open to the public – please spread the word to your friends!

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2014 NKnet International Conference - poster
2014 NKnet International Conference

2014 International Conference on Reunification of the Korean Peninsula:
Achieving National Integration in the Aftermath of Reunification of the Korean Peninsula
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
2-6 p.m.
Seoul Press Center, 20th Floor (between Gwanghwamun and City Hall subway stations)

Hosted by:
The Network for Democracy and Human Rights in North Korea (NKnet)
Tel: 02-723-6711

Sponsored by:
The Prime Minister’s Secretariat / Office of the Prime Minister
The National Unification Advisory Council
The Korean Peninsula Peaceful Reconciliation and Cooperation Forum

2014 NKnet International Conference - speakers
Session 1
Case Studies of Social Change and National Integration in Divided Nations and Countries in Transition
Presentation 1: Case Studies of Social Conflict and National Integration After Divided Nations Reunify
Discussant 1: The Case of German Reunification
Discussant 2: The Case of China and Hong Kong
Presentation 2: Case Studies of Social Conflict and National Integration in Countries Transitioning from One System to Another
Discussant 3: The Case of the former Soviet Union
Discussant 4: The Case of the East-European Bloc
Moderator: Yoo Ho Ryeol, President of the National Collegiate Research Council on Reunification
Participants:
Yeom Don Jae, Dean of Sungkyunkwan University’s Graduate School for National Strategy
Woo Pyeong Kyun, HK Research Professor at Hanyang University’s Asia-Pacific Region Research Center
Pak Sang Bong, President of the German Reunification Research Institute and former director of the Education Center for Unification
Georgy Toloraya, Department Chief for Asia at the Russkiy Mir Presidential Foundation
Marek Handerek, Senior Researcher at the Institute of National Remembrance — Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation (IPN)

Session 2
Addressing North-South Social Conflict and Achieving National Integration in the Aftermath of Reunification of the Korean Peninsula
Presentation 1: Proper Operation of the Political System in Support of National Integration After Reunification
Discussant 1: The Role and Importance of Reunification Leadership in Achieving National Integration
Presentation 2: Overcoming the Sense of Difference and Cultural Gaps Between North and South Korea After Reunification
Discussant 2: Cultural Gaps and Social Welfare Policies
Presentation 3: Effective Operation of the Economic System in Support of National Integration After Reunification
Discussant 3: The Gap Between the Rich and the Poor and Economic Conflict
Moderator: Kim Young Ho, Manager of Seongshin Women’s University’s East Asian Research Institute
Participants:
Kim Young Hwan, Head Researcher at the Network for Democracy and Human Rights in North Korea (NKnet)
Dr. C. Kenneth Quinones, Former North Korea Desk Officer at the U.S. Department of State
Brian Myers, Professor at Dongseo University
Lee Hye Kyung, PhD in North Korean Studies and originally from North Korea
Nam Seong Ook, Professor at Korea University
Bae Jong Ryeol, Chief Researcher at the Import-Export Bank of Korea

Workshop for Experts on Reunification of the Korean Peninsula
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
3-5 p.m.
Seoul Press Center, 19th Floor (Gwanghwamun)

Directions:

From the Gwanghwamun Subway Station (line 5):
Walk straight from exit 5 about 250 meters. The tall Press Center building will be on your left. The conference is on the 20th floor.

From City Hall Station (lines 1 & 2):
Make a U-turn after coming out of exit 6, then walk 250-300 meters. The tall Press Center building will be on your right after City Hall. The conference is on the 20th floor.

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