We at NKSIS and INKS wish the very best for our friends, colleagues, and supporters in the upcoming year. The North Korean Strategic Information Service Center and the Institute of North Korean Studies announce the holding of a joint seminar. We sincerely hope you will be able to join us at this busy time.
Gye Chang-ho President of the Institute of North Korean Studies (INKS) Lee Yun-keol President of the North Korean Strategic Information Service Center (NKSIS)
♣ Subject: 2012: The Full Succession of Kim Jong-un and the Future of Democratization of North Korea -Focus on attracting the highly skilled professionals in the NK core areas ♣ Time: November 24th (Thurs), 2011. 2:30pm - 5pm ♣ Location: The Press Center, 19th Floor Maehwa Hall, Taepyong Road 2, Jung-gu, Seoul ♣ Sponsors: The Ministry of National Unification, The North Korean Refugees foundation ♣ Directions: Subway lines 1, 2 to City Hall Station, exit Number 4. Line 5 to Gwanghwamun Station, exit number 5
▣ Seminar Order of Business
△ Congratulatory Address Lee Eun-jae, Member of the National Assembly A Ministry of National Unification Official Jong Yong-bong, Head of the Institute for Far Eastern Studies(LA, USA))
△ Introduction Gye Chang-ho President of the Institute of North Korean Studies (INKS) Lee Yun-keol President of the North Korean Strategic Information Service Center (NKSIS)
△ Seminar Method: Round table discussion involving senior North and South Korean researchers in the field of North Korea strategy, debating current and future practical requirements. Conclusions about the practical steps which can be taken from here will be reviewed following on from discussion.
Goals: 1) Policy alternatives best suited to the demands of a changing generation and which can be harmonized with past North Korea democratization activity. Approaches differ between left and right with regard to what is the best policy approach to North Korea, as Kim Jong-un's full accession to power approaches in 2012.
2) Presentation and analysis of differences in viewpoint between North and South Korean researchers with regard to the practicalities of North Korean democratization (integration and unification) at the current stage. This will include an analysis of what are the most crucial fields nd what practical methods there might be to deal with them using the established system.
3) Greater union and the creation of a database to secure the human resources necessary to formulate realistic policy formulas in the fields of Political-Foreign Policy, Military-Security, Science and Technology-Economics.
Heads -South Korean: Dr Jeong Yong-tae, Head of North Korea Research Center at Korea Institute for National Unification. -North Korean: Dr Ahn Chan-il, Head of the World North Korea Research Center
Panel Members ▲Politics and Foreign policy Dr Jeong Song-jang, Chief Researcher at the Sejong Research Institure (South Korean) Ju Seong-ha, Journalist and senior editor of International News at the Dong-A Ilbo newspaper (North Korean)
▲Military and Security Dr Moon Song-muk, brigadier and the former assistant head of arm control center at the Ministry of National Defense (South Korean) Dr Kim Byeong-uk, assistant head of Council on Democratic and Peaceful Unification(North Korean)
▲Science Technology and Economics Dr Hong Seong-guk, Assistant Head of the North-South Social Integration Research Institute (South Korean) Dr Jeong Guk-yeong, Head of the Cultural Promotion Center (North Korean)
▲Social Integration and Culture Dr Jeon Mi-yeong, Professor at Donguk University North Korea Research Center (South Korean) Jeong Seong-san, "Yodok Story", Deputy Head of the NK Culture Foundation (North Korean)
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