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Day 1. August 28 (Wed.) : DMZ Site Visit: Making Peace at the Site of the Korean Division

Day 2. August 29 (Thu.) : International Forum and Parallel Sessions

Opening Ceremony & Session

Overview

Date & Time August 29 (Thu.), 09:30 - 10:45 Location Lotte Hotel Seoul (Crystal Ballroom, 2F)

Timetable

Time Program
09:30 - 10:45 (75') Opening Ceremony

Opening Remarks

SEONG Kyung Ryung
Chair of the Organizing Committee for the DMZ International Forum on the Peace Economy
Chairman of the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Republic of Korea

Congratulatory Remarks

LEE Nak-yon
Prime Minister, Republic of Korea
Opening Session

Moderator

LEE Jae-Young
Chair of the Executive Committee for the DMZ International Forum on the Peace Economy
President of Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, Republic of Korea

Speaker

Megawati SUKARNOPUTRI
Former President of Indonesia
Gerhard SCHRÖDER
Former Chancellor of Germany
HATOYAMA Yukio
Former Prime Minister of Japan
OCHIRBAT Punsalmaagiin
First President of Mongolia
Andrey BYSTRITSKIY
Chairman, Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club, Russia
Kathleen STEPHENS
President / CEO, Korea Economic Institute of America, U.S.A.
Asle TOJE
Political Scientist / Member, Norwegian Nobel Committee, Norway
10:45 - 10:55 (10’) Coffee Break


Plenary Session

Keynote Speech & Panel Discussion

Overview

Date & Time August 29 (Thu.), 10:55 – 12:30 Location Lotte Hotel Seoul (Crystal Ballroom, 2F)
Theme “Peace is the Economy”
The plenary session will be held under the theme of “Peace is the Economy,” further developing the vision presented by President Moon. Keynote speeches and panel discussions will follow, on the subjects of “The New Korean Peninsula Regime and Peace-driven Economy” and “International Cooperation for Peace and Prosperity in Northeast Asia and Eurasia.”

The New Korean Peninsula Regime and Peace-driven Economy will be discussed from the standpoint of connecting with the New Economic Map Initiative of the Korean Peninsula, and other national initiatives for development in Northeast Asia (e.g. China’s Belt and Road initiative, Russia’s New Eastern Policy). Participants will explore promising options to connect peace and the economy, i.e. ensure that peace on the Korean Peninsula leads to economic achievements, and examine the implications for each nation of a regime of peace on the Peninsula. Other topics will include future directions for inter-Korean economic cooperation and participation by each nation in development projects on the Peninsula.

The theme of “International Cooperation for Peace and Prosperity in Northeast Asia and Eurasia” will cover plans for international cooperation to promote peace in Northeast Asia as we explore a joint platform for peace and cooperation in the region. This will be followed by discussions of a railway community created between the two Koreas, China, Japan, Russia, Mongolia and the U.S. The vision of an East Asian Railway Community draws upon the birth of the European Union (EU) from the European Coal and Steel Community founded between six European nations back in 1951, and has been proposed as a community to promote peace and the economy, built on the backbone of railways in Northeast Asia. The role of international organizations and other plans for cooperation will be discussed as well.

Timetable

Time Program
10:55 - 12:30 (95’) Keynote Speech
KIM Yeon Chul
Minister of Unification, Republic of Korea
Panel Discussion

Moderator

LEE Su-Hoon
Professor, Political Science, Kyungnam University, Republic of Korea

Speaker

Thomas GOMART
Director, Institut Franntut des Relations Internationals, France
Reint E. GROPP
President, Halle Institute for Economic Research, Germany
Mohan KUMAR
Chairman, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, India
Vasily MIKHEEV
Vice President, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russia
Joseph YUN
Former United States Special Representative for North Korea Policy, U.S.A.
Allan GYNGELL
President, Australian Institute of International Affairs, Australia
TRAN Thi Hong Minh
Director, National Center for Socio-Economic Information and Forecast, Vietnam
12:30 - 14:00 (90’) Luncheon

Congratulatory Remarks

YOU Youngmin
Minister of Science and ICT, Republic of Korea
PARK Namchoon
Mayor of Incheon Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea
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