[Blueboard] Invitation to a Special Lecture: Partnership between ASEAN and Korea amid Global Uncertainties

Korean Studies Program [LS] ksp.soss at ateneo.edu
Sat Jan 14 16:02:30 PHT 2017

"Partnership between ASEAN and Korea amid Global Uncertainties"
A Special Lecture by Kim Young-sun, Secretary-General of the ASEAN-Korea
Organized by the Ateneo Korean Studies Program and the Ateneo Initiative
for Southeast Asian Studies in partnership with the International Studies
Department, Institute of Arts and Social Sciences, Far Eastern University

WHEN: January 26, 2017 (Thursday) | 1:30PM-3:30PM
WHERE: Escaler Hall, Ateneo de Manila University
FREE REGISTRATION | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (Please register on or before Jan
20, 2017)

ASEAN-Korea relations have seen leaps and bounds since the establishment of
official ties in 1989. The partnership was elevated to a Strategic
Partnership in 2010 and in 2014, the leaders held a Commemorative Summit to
celebrate the 25th anniversary of their relations in Busan. Realizing that
socio-cultural cooperation is most important in driving further political,
security and economic cooperation, the Korean government will be
inaugurating the ASEAN Culture House in Busan, the first institution
promoting ASEAN culture outside of ASEAN.

2017 is a commemorative year celebrating the 50th anniversary of ASEAN as
well as the ASEAN-ROK Cultural Exchange Year as designated by the leaders
of ASEAN and Korea. At this critical juncture, it is timely and meaningful
to discuss how the ASEAN-Korea relations have developed over the last few
decades, its current developments, and its future. Also, with the launching
of the ASEAN Community at the end of 2015, how does ASEAN and Korea see
each other, especially with Korea as a Dialogue Partner, and what kind of
support and mutual benefits do they share?

Furthermore, the Asia-Pacific region has been a playground for major power
rivalry for decades. With the new Trump Administration in the US, the rise
of China and weakening multilateralism, the global environment is full of
uncertainties. Amid these ambiguities, what direction should ASEAN and
Korea take to deepen their partnership and how should they move forward?

The key question is, what is ASEAN for Korea and what is Korea for ASEAN?
What is the underlying rationale for further developing their Strategic
Partnership into a more lasting and sustainable partnership?

Amb. KIM Young-sun
Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre, Seoul, Korea

Ambassador Kim Young-sun is the Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea
Centre. Before joining the Centre, he served as the Ambassador of the
Republic of Korea to Indonesia from 2011 to 2014. His other postings
include the Special Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade,
and Spokesperson and Deputy Minister for Public Relations at the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He has also served in various countries
including Lebanon as Ambassador, as well as in the US, Japan, Israel and
Egypt. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at Seoul
National University in Korea, and a Master’s Degree in Political Science at
the Graduate School of Keio University in Japan.

May be issued upon request only

Ateneo Korean Studies Program Secretary Ms. Jamie Abucal: jabucal at ateneo.edu
/ ksp.soss at ateneo.edu
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