KF-VUB Korea Chair delegation participates in a series of events in Seoul to launch the KF-VUB Korea Chair

From 28 May until 1 June 2018, KF-VUB Korea Chair holder Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo, Dr. Tongfi Kim and Ms. Linde Desmaele participated in a series of events in Seoul (Republic of Korea) to launch the KF-VUB Korea Chair. On top of a high-level panel hosted by the EU Delegation to the Republic of Korea (ROK), they took part in several roundtable discussions with think tanks, including the Korea National Diplomatic Academy and Asan Institute, and ROK officials in which they exchanged views on achieving peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula. Moreover, Dr. Pacheco Pardo delivered talks on the EU’s role in Korea and Northeast Asia more broadly at Korea’s three top national universities, Seoul National University, Korea University and Yonsei University. Ms. Desmaele also participated at the event hosted by Yonsei. To conclude the week, Dr. Pacheco Pardo and Dr. Kim presented at a Conference on European Studies in Korea hosted by Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. The week also included interviews with Yonhap News Agecy and BBC World.