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Peace Studies 40th Anniversary Colloquium in Korea

Peace Studies 40th Anniversary Colloquium in Korea

Location: Seoul

Date and Time:
Wed 15 Oct 2014, 13:00 - 18:00

University of Bradford and Chonbuk National University Peace Studies at the University of Bradford is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014. To mark the occasion we are hosting a colloquium in Seoul together with the Chonbuk National University. The colloquium will reflect on the experience of teaching and research in peace studies over the last 40 years and the efforts of peace-building and reconciliation in conflicts.

It will do so in particular reflecting on the contribution of Korea and will look forward to peacebuilding in the 21st Century. There will be key presentations by leading scholars from the University of Bradford, Chonbuk National University and other prominent experts including alumni of the division of peace studies at the University of Bradford. This is a unique occasion to reflect on the challenges of international security, with specific reference to Northeast Asia and the Korean peninsula, and the commitment to peace activism in the light of 40 years experience. 

Venue: Conference Hall, Vabien II Suite, 25-10, Uljuro 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-141, Korea

Tel: +82-2-6399-0113

Registration and Coffee 

1:30 pm :Session 1 : Contemporary International Security and Peace Studies

Speakers: Prof. Park Jin (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies), Prof. Christoph Bluth (University of Bradford), Prof. Chu Kwang-ho (Chonbuk National University),  Prof.Eugen Lee (Chonbuk National University)

3 pm: Session 2: Northeast Asian Security: Trends and Crisis Points

The geopolitics of Northeast Asia, the security of the Korean peninsula and the  prospects for Korean unification.

Speakers: Prof. Cho Young-chul (Chonbuk National University), Prof Kwon Soyoung (Chonbuk National University), Dr. Paik Haksoon (Sejong Institute), Dr.Peter Beck

4:45pm : Session 3: 40 Years Peace Studies

A review of the efforts and activities of Peace Studies at Bradford and Korean and research centres involved in peace studies. Speakers include Prof. Christoph Bluth (Peace Studies, Bradford) and Dr. Daniel Pinkston (International Crisis Group)

6 pm: Session 4: Alumni Reception 

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