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[국제 학술회의]Vietnam’s Experience of Reunification and Implications for Korea
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Vietnam’s Experience of Reunification and Implications for Korea

Institute of World Economics and Politics, Hanoi, Vietnam

August 2, 2018

 

Key Thematic Issues

 

In April 2018, President Moon Jae-In of South Korea had a summit meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Eun, by issuing their Panmunjom Declaration for Peace in the Korean Peninsula. It also aims Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula, including a plan to go beyond the 1953 armistice and formally end the Korean War. However, while the declaration mentioned ‘reunification’, it does not make the prospect imminent. Due to a huge economic gap that opened up between South and North Korea after more than seven decades of division in the Korean Peninsula, it is expected that integration between South and North Korea would naturally give rise to a number of issues in political, economic, social, and cultural areas. It implies that two Koreas need to carefully design their process of cooperation and reunification in the Korean Peninsula, by utilizing lessons from experiences of other countries in the world. Vietnam would be one of these countries in the world, where North and South Vietnam united as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was officially established in 1976.

 

This event serves as a workshop to explore what lessons from the Vietnamese reunification can be utilized for the reunification in the Korean Peninsula from political, economic, and social perspectives. The workshop aims to cover the following theme, among others:

 

  1. Evaluation of the recent development in the dialogue between South and North Korea;
  2. Evaluation of reunification policy under the Moon Administration in South Korea;
  3. Possibilities of taking multicultural approach to inter-Korean reunification;
  4. Lessons from the Vietnamese experiences in its reunification in the political area;
  5. Lessons from the Vietnamese experiences in its reunification in the economic area; and
  6. Lessons from the Vietnamese experiences in its reunification in the social area.

 

AGENDA

 

August 2 (Thursday), 2018

Venue: IWEP

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Registration

Opening Session

(Language: English)

10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

Ceremony of Signing the MOU

Chu Duc Dung, Director-General of Institute of World Economics and Politics

Jong-Wha Lee, Director of Asiatic Research Institute, Korea University

10:10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

Chu Duc Dung, Director-General of Institute of World Economics and Politics

10:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Jong-Wha Lee, Director of Asiatic Research Institute, Korea University

10:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Photo Session

Session 1: Economic Issues of Reunification

(Language: Korean or Vietnamese)

Moderators: Moonsung Kang (Korea University) and Vietnamese (TBD)

This session focus on economic issues of reunification in Vietnam and implications for Korea

10:40 a.m. – 11:40 p.m.

Presentation 1: Economic Reforms in Vietnam after Reunification in 1975

Presenter: Vo, Dai Luoc (Institute of World Economics and Politics)

Discussant: Kwak, Do Won (Korea University)

 

Presentation 2: North Korea’s Current Economic Situation and Prospects of its Reform: Focusing on Lessons from the Vietnamese Experiences in its Reunification in the Economic Area

Presenter: Nam, Sung-wook (Korea University)

Discussant: Nguyen, An Ha (Institute for European Studies)

11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Open Floor Discussion

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

Session 2: Political Issues of Reunification

(Language: Korean or Vietnamese)

Moderators: Pham Hong Thai (Institute of Northeast Asia Studies) and Yoon, Injin (Korea University)

This session focus on political issues of reunification in Vietnam and implications for Korea

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Presentation 3: Political Issues of Reunification in Vietnam

Presenter: Le, Van Cuong (Institute for Strategies, Ministry of Public Security)

Discussant: Jung, Joo-Youn (Korea University)

 

Presentation 4: Reunification Policy under the Moon Administration

Presenter: Lee, Jung Nam (Korea University)

Discussant: Vu, Duong Huan (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Open Floor Discussion

2:50 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Coffee Break

 

 

Session 3: Social and Historical Issues of Reunification

(Language: Korean or Vietnamese)

Moderators: Song, Kue-Jin (Korea University) and Vietnamese (TBD)

This session focus on social issues of reunification in Vietnam and implications for Korea

3:10 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.

Presentation 5: Vietnam’s Experience of Reunification in the Social Area and Implications for Korean Peninsula

Presenter: Duong Van Huy (Institute for Southeast Asian Studies)

Discussant: Yoon, Hyung Jin (Korea University)

 

Presentation 6: Multicultural Approach to Inter-Korean Reunification  

Presenter: Yoon, Injin (Korea University)

Discussant: Vu, Duong Ninh (Hanoi University of Social Sciences and Humanities)

4:10 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Open Floor Discussion

4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Coffee Break

 

 

Session 4: Wrap-Up Session

(Language: Korean or Vietnamese)

Moderators: Jong-Wha Lee, Director of Asiatic Research Institute, Korea University

Chu Duc Dung, Director-General of Institute of World Economics and Politics

This session focus on summary of the seminar and future prospects of Korean Reunification

4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Panelists

Nam, Sung-wook (Korea University)

Yoon, Injin (Korea University)

(Vietnamese 1)

(Vietnamese 2)

 

 

5:30 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.

Closing remarks

Chu Duc Dung, Director-General of Institute of World Economics and Politics

Jong-Wha Lee, Director of Asiatic Research Institute, Korea University

6:00 p.m.

Dinner

 

 

 



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