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Together with the Clingendael Institute and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, LeidenAsiaCentre hosts a seminar on the current developments on the Korean peninsula. Many events have happened in the past few months, such as Kim Jong-Un meeting with South Korea’s president Moon Jae-In, the release of three Americans by North Korea, and the announcement of an official meeting between Kim Jong-Un and president Donald Trump.

On the 22nd of May, Professor Remco Breuker (Korean Studies, Leiden University), His Excellency Lee Yun-Young (Ambassador to the Republic of Korea),  Dr Jun Bong-Geun (Advisor on the Inter-Korean Summit 2018), Sico van der Meer (Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute) and Peter Potman (Director Asia and Oceania, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs) will discuss the recent developments and their implications, with opportunities for the audience to ask questions.

Should you wish to attend, please send an e-mail to koreanembassynl@mofa.go.kr  as places are limited.



9.00-9.30        Registration

9.30-9.45        Opening session and welcome:

                          HE Lee Yun Young, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea  in the Netherlands

                          Professor Remco Breuker, Leiden University, Director LeidenAsiaCentre

9.45-10.15      Dr. Jun Bong-Geun, Advisor on the Inter Korean Summit 2018:
 ‘Korean Peninsula after the Inter- Korean Summit 2018’

10.15-10.45    Sico van der Meer, Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute

‘What role for the European Union on the Korean Peninsula?’

10.45-11.00    Q&A

11.00-11.15    Coffee break

11.15-11.45    Remco Breuker, Professor of Korean Studies, Leiden University and

director of the LeidenAsiaCentre:

Keeping human rights on the agenda when talking to North Korea’

11.45-12.15    Peter Potman, Director Asia and Oceania, Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

‘The Netherlands and the Korean Peninsula: Supportive Diplomacy’

12.15-12.30    Q&A

12.30-13.30    Lunch – provided by Societeit de Witte

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