Three IES Researchers at Brussels-Seoul Security Forum

Acting IES Academic Director Prof. Dr. Alexander Mattelaer, IES Senior Researcher Prof. Dr. Luis Simon  and PhD Researcher Stephan Klose will present their research at the Brussels-Seoul Security Forum on Tuesday, 25 November 2014.

The conference entitled “What Korea Needs, What Europe Wants: Regional and Global Security Cooperation Between Europe and the Republic of Korea” will take place in the Obama Hall in Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul.

Alexander Mattelaer will present on "Europe as a Global Security Provider: Values and Technocratic Solutions". Luis Simon will deliver a speech on "The Future of NATO and the Transatlantic Relationship". Last but not least, Stephan Klose, will deliver his presentation on "Developments in the EU’s Strategic Partnerships in East Asia".

The Brussels-Seoul Security Forum builds hubs of networks composed of expert groups, think-tanks and policy-makers in Korea and Europe. The Forum intends to serve as an annual roundtable of scholars, policy-makers, diplomats, and other experts who are interested in discussing what security role the EU member states can play in East Asia in general and the Korean Peninsula in particular. The first forum took place in May 2014 in Brussels, as a part of the larger European Union in International Affairs conference organised by the Institute for European Studies and sponsored by the European Commission to bring together high calibre strategic thinkers from academia, think-tanks and the security-defence practitioner community in Northeast Asia and Europe.

This is the second forum with the theme of “What Korea Needs, What Europe Wants: Regional and Global Security Cooperation between Europe and the Republic of Korea”. It is organised by Centre for International Cooperation and Strategy of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), HUFS-HRI EU Centre, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Institute for European Studies (IES-VUB) and sponsored by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and HUFS-HRI EU Centre.