North Korea: The Foundations for Economic Revival

A Roundtable Event co-hosted by the British Korean Society and Henry Jackson Society
Monday 11th November 2019, 17:30
In & Out Club, 4 St James’ Square, London SW1Y 4JU
British Korean Society members only event. Sign up on their website.

The Henry Jackson Society and the British Korean Society are delighted to invite Members of the BKS to a roundtable event with

  • Martin Uden Executive Chairman of the British Korean Society
  • Dr Ramon Pacheco Pardo Reader in International Relations at King’s College London
  • Alison Evans Senior Research Analyst in Asia-Pacific Country Risk at IHS Markit
  • Dr Michael Schluter Chief Executive of Relational Research at Jubilee Centre
  • Matthew Henderson Director of Asia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society

The event will be of particular relevance to anybody interested in long-term economic developments and opportunities in East Asia, particularly those interested in the future of the Korean Peninsula.
Peace and re-unification on the Korean Peninsula depend on a complex interplay of local and international forces. But one crucial issue has to be addressed if any peace settlement is to lead forward to stability, let alone re-unification; convergence of the North Korean economy with that of the South.

However long this process might take, for Korean history to resume a positive course it cannot start too soon. Area experts will speak on the basic conditions that are already in place – existing political interest and initiatives, natural and human resources, agricultural, industrial and transport infrastructure, and developments in market-related commerce at home and overseas. Other themes may include how revival and reconstruction can build on existing potential without posing unsustainable challenges to the current political status quo.

The Henry Jackson Society is a libertarian British foreign policy think tank and is named after the American politician Henry M. Jackson, the late Democratic Senator and civil rights advocate.
The society was founded in 2005 by academics and students at Cambridge and organises meetings with speakers in the House of Commons. After originating within the University of Cambridge, the organisation is now based in London.

Venue: The In & Out (Naval and Military) Club, 4 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4JU
Forum: 17:30 to 19:00, King Harald V Room
Drinks and Networking Reception: 19:00 to 21:00, Cowdray Room

Please note: The In & Out Club has a dress code which requires jacket and tie for men and smart attire for ladies, jeans are not allowed.

This event is free to members of the BKS.

(automatically generated) We didn’t review this event, but the British Korean Society did, here.

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