South Korean President Park Geun-hye has made Korean unification a central tenet of her foreign policy strategy. More so than her predecessors, she has made reunification a tangible objective. Despite repeated attempts at reconciliation, North Korea has rejected dialogue and criticizes President Park’s unification outreach as unrealistic, seeing it as a threat to regime stability. Issues to be addressed would include the blueprints of Korean unification, how to overcome North Korean resistance, and how to achieve or pay for it.
To learn more about South Korea’s plans for achieving unification, join us for a discussion with three distinguished members of South Korea’s bipartisan Presidential Committee for Unification Preparation.
More About the Speakers
Dr. Chung Chong-wook
Vice-Chairman of the Presidential Committee for Unification Preparation and former Senior Secretary
for Foreign Policy and National Security to the President and Ambassador to China on
“President Park Geun-hye's Unification Policy and Presidential Committee for Unification Preparation”
Dr. Moon Chung-in
Professor of Political Science, Yonsei University, and former Chairman,
Presidential Committee on Northeast Asia Cooperation Initiative, on
“The Park Geun-hye Government and Inter-Korean Relations (Assessment and Prospect)”
Dr. Kim Byung-yeon
Professor Economics, Seoul National University, on
“Understanding Recent Changes in the North Korean Economy”
Senior Research Fellow, Northeast Asia