16th Korea-Canada Forum

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 9:00 AM to Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Seoul, South Korea
Private Event: Conference
Dec 14

Participation in this event is by invitation only

16th Korea-Canada Forum — Strategic and Technological Transformation in the Making: Challenges and Opportunities for Canada-Korea Cooperation

Co-organized by the Seoul International Forum and Canada’s Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), the Canada-Korea Forum meets annually to discuss key issues affecting the state of relations between Canada and Korea as well as to provide insights and forward-looking advice to governments, businesses and other stakeholders involved in the relationship. The Forum consists of a high-level group of Koreans and Canadians drawn from business, academic institutions and think tanks, as well as current and former government officials.

This year’s forum focuses on a range of issues, including the current US-China trade war that may trigger a gigantic transformation in international relations of the Indo-Pacific, including the Korean Peninsula. In addition, ongoing technological innovation, especially the development of Artificial Intelligence, combined with demographic changes and migration, and greater gender equality and roles for women could lead to other transformations. The forum will ask how Korea and Canada can turn these transformations into opportunities for cooperation.

 

Korean Speakers

AHN Choong Yong: Distinguished Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Chung-Ang University; former Chairman, Korea Commission for Corporate Partnership;

AHN Dukgeun: Professor, Seoul National University; Commissioner, Korea Trade Commission

CHO Hyun: First Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

CHUNG Chong Wook: Professor Emeritus, Seoul National University; former Presidential Committee for Unification Preparation

CHUNG Jae-Ho: Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Seoul National University

CHUNG RaeKwon

HAN Sukhee: Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University; former Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Shanghai

JUN Bong-Geun: Department of Security and Unification Studies, IFNAS, Korea National Diplomatic Academy

JUNG Ku-Hyun: President, The Seoul Forum for International Affairs

JO Daeshik: President, Korea NGO Council for Development Cooperation; former Ambassador to Canada

KANG Minah

KIM Dalchoong: Professor Emeritus, Yonsei University; President Emeritus, The Seoul Forum for International Affairs

KIM Il-bum: Director, North American Division 2, MOFA

KIM Jin Hyun: Chairman, The World Peace Forum; former Minister of Science and Technology

KIM Jiyoon: Senior Research Fellow, Center for Public Opinion and Quantitative Research, Asan Institute for Policy Studies

KIM Sung-han: Dean, Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University; former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

KIM Yoon: Executive Vice President & Head of AI Center, SK Telecom

LEE Hong-Koo: Chairman, The Seoul Forum for International Affairs; former Prime Minister

LEE Inho: Professor Emeritus, Seoul National University; former Ambassador to Russia and Finland; former Chair, KBS Board of Governor

LEE Jae-Seung: Professor, Division of International Studies, Korea University

PARK In-kook: President, Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies; former Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations

PARK Jin: President, Asia Future Institute; former Chairman, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Unification Committee of the National Assembly

YI Insill: Professor, Graduate School of Economic, Sogang University; Director, Nam Duck-Woo Economic Research Institute

YIM Sung-Joon: Senior Advisor, Lee International IP & Law Group; former Ambassador to Canada

ZHANG Byoung-Tak: Professor, Seoul National University

 

Canadian Speakers

Naomi ALBOIM: Distinguished Fellow & Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University

Dan CIURIAK: Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation; Associate Professor & Reisman Chair in International Affairs, Carleton University

Michael DANAGHER: Canadian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

Beatrix DART: Executive Director, Rotman Initiative for Women in Business, Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto

Leonard J. EDWARDS: Distinguished Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation; former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Global Affairs Canada

Elaine FELDMAN: Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa

Marius GRINIUS: Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute

Fen Osler HAMPSON: Distinguished Fellow & Director of the Global Security and Politics Program, Centre for International Governance Innovation

Gordon HOULDEN: Director of the China Institute & Professor of Political Science & Adjunct Professor of the Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta

Julia KIM: Retired VP & Investment Counselor, RBC Phillips Hager & North, Vancouver

Meredith LILLY: Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation; Associate Professor & Simon Reisman Chair in International Affairs, Carleton University

James MITCHELL: Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa

Lana NOVIKOVA: Founder and CEO of Heartbeat AI Technologies

Tina PARK: Executive Director, Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto

Carole PIOVESAN: Lawyer & Co-lead of the National Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Management Group, McCarthy Tetrault

Ian SHUGART: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Global Affairs Canada

Carmen SYLVAIN: Strategic Advisor, QG100

Jane WILLIAMSON: Protection Officer, Office of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Seoul