Chatham House

It’s a while since Chatham House did a session on South Korea, and the timing for this couldn’t be better. Assessing the Moon Administration One Year On 13 June 2018 – 1:15pm to 5:45pm Chatham House | 10 St James’s Square | London SW1Y 4LE Participants Victor Cha, Senior Adviser and Korea Chair, Center for […]

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Mayor Park on Citizen Democracy in the Republic of Korea

by Events Editor 30 March 2017
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During his visit to London next week Seoul’s Mayor will find time for a talk at Chatham House: Citizen Democracy in the Republic of Korea 3 April 2017 – 10:00am to 11:00am Wonsoon Park, Mayor of Seoul Chair: John Nilsson-Wright, Senior Research Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House Following the impeachment of South Korean President Park […]

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Event news: Social Change in North Korea – Current Trends and Future Prospects

by Events Editor 23 December 2015
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The Chatham House Asia programme seems to be beginning to turn its attention back to the Korean Peninsula after a gap of a couple of years: Social Change in North Korea: Current Trends and Future Prospects 8 Jan 2016 – 12:30 to 13:30 Registration required. Participants Sokeel Park, Director of Research & Strategy, Liberty in […]

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Event report: Ambassador Hyon Hak-bong at Chatham House

by Philip Gowman 1 October 2015
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Yesterday the DPRK Ambassador HE Hyon Hak-bong gave an on-the-record talk at Chatham House followed by Q&A. Fuller accounts of the talk will no doubt appear. NK News, the Guardian and the Telegraph have already posted theirs. Here are the messages that LKL registered. Obviously, this is not intended to be a transcript – more a […]

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Event news: A DPRK Perspective on the Situation in the Korean Peninsula

by Events Editor 19 September 2015
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It’s nice to have Chatham House covering Korea again: A DPRK Perspective on the Situation in the Korean Peninsula 30 Sep 2015 – 13:00 to 14:00 Chatham House, London HE Hyon Hak-bong, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom, Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Chair: Dr John Nilsson-Wright, Head of Asia […]

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Are the six party talks a waste of time? Pyongyang won’t give up its nukes, says Choe Tae Bok

by Philip Gowman 31 March 2011
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We all have our private thoughts on that question. The Chatham House talk this week (29 March) by Choe Tae Bok, Speaker of the North Korean Supreme People’s Assembly, was off the record, so I have not reported anything specific from the event. But given the timing of the visit, coinciding with the implementation of […]

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Choe Tae Bok in London

by Philip Gowman 22 March 2011
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Choe Tae Bok, the Chairman of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, is in town next week on a charm offensive. Tea with Lord Alton and members of the North Korea All-Party Parliamentary Group at the House of Lords (Anglo-Korean Society members were included in the invitation) on Wednesday (30 March), dinner with Asia House corporate […]

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DPRK Succession politics at Chatham House

by Events Editor 6 February 2011
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The first Korea-focused session at Chatham House this year will examine the tea-leaves in relation to North Korea: Friday 18 February, 12.30-14.00 SUCCESSION POLITICS AND THE FUTURE OF THE NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR ISSUE SPEAKER: CHUNG-IN MOON, Professor of Political Sciences, Yonsei University CHAIR: JOHN SWENSON-WRIGHT, Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House The speaker will discuss […]

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From Brawn to Brain: Korean Economy at a Crossroads

by Events Editor 10 May 2010
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South Korea’s opposition leader and corporate innovator is coming to Cambridge. The former candidate for South Korea’s Presidential Election 2007, Mr Moon Kook-Hyun is coming to Cambridge to deliver a special lecture on “From Brawn to Brain: Korean Economy at a Crossroads” on 14th May (Friday, 5 pm) at the Umney Theatre, Robinson College. He […]

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Human Rights and Military-First Politics in the DPRK. Song Jiyoung at Chatham House

by Events Editor 25 November 2009
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Notice of an upcoming lunchtime round-table at Chatham House: Human Rights and Military-First Politics in the DPRK Tuesday 1 December 2009 13.15-14.30 Speaker: Dr Jiyoung Song, Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge Chair: DR JOHN SWENSON-WRIGHT, Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has produced a large […]

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Two Friday seminars: Human cloning and Korean security

by Events Editor 12 November 2008
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Details of two free seminars at Chatham House and SOAS.

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Prospects for Korea’s Energy Diplomacy – Chatham House

by Events Editor 8 June 2008
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Notice of this weeks Korea Discussion Group Meeting at Chatham House Korea Discussion Group Thursday 12 June 2008 1.15-2.30 Lunch – 12.45 (£10) Prospects for Korea’s Energy Diplomacy SPEAKER: DR Jae-Seung LEE, Associate Dean and Associate Professor at Korea University CHAIR: DR JIM HOARE, Chargé d’Affaires, British Embassy in Pyongyang, DPRK (2001-2003) Dr Lee is […]

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The financial sector as engine for growth

by Philip Gowman 31 May 2008
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There was no hope of applying the Chatham House rule at yesterday’s talk by HE Dr Jun Kwang-woo, chairman of Korea’s Financial Services Commission. With two TV cameras and numerous digital recorders on show, this meeting was firmly on the record. Reflecting the more formal nature of this meeting, Dr Jun spoke from a prepared […]

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Top banking watchdog in town. You too can quiz him

by Philip Gowman 27 May 2008
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Dr Jun Kwang Woo, the Chairman of the Korean Financial Services Commission, is in Paris and London this week for a range of meetings, including the UK finance minister and the FSA. He will also be speaking to the Korea Discussion Group at Chatham House on Friday afternoon at 4pm. His subject is Korea’s responses […]

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Park Cheol-hee at Chatham House

by Events Editor 11 February 2008
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The next Korea Discussion Group talk, on 19 February, will be ‘Korean Foreign Policy Initiatives under the New Presidency’ by Dr. Park Cheol Hee. Jim Hoare will be chairing. The meeting is 1-2pm with lunch 12:30-1:00 (£10 charge) Dr. Park is currently associate professor at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) at Seoul National […]

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North Korea: new approaches – conference report

by Philip Gowman 23 January 2008
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The panel and attendance list of the 8th International Conference on North Korean Human Rights & Refugees was a who’s who of North Korean experts and Koreanists in general1. As expected, there was no representation from the DPRK embassy. Given that more than one panellist characterised past conferences as “people getting together to bash North […]

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North Korea – New Approaches

by Events Editor 14 January 2008
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Received from Chatham House: North Korea: NEW APPROACHES The 8th International Conference on North Korean Human Rights & Refugees January 22, 2008 – London, UK Venue: Chatham House — The Royal Institute of International Affairs 10 St James’s Square, London SW1Y4LE AGENDA Language of proceedings: Korean/English Tuesday, 22 January, 2008 09:00 Registration (Chatham House, 10 […]

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