Invited Speakers

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  • Felix Jonathan GLENK

    Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea Office
    Project Manager for Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

    Parallel Session II. Track 1

    Felix Jonathan GLENK

    Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea Office
    Project Manager for Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

    Mr. Felix Jonathan GLENK has been working with the Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea since 2014 as the Project Manager for DPR Korea and is based in Seoul. He frequently travels to North Korea to implement projects by HSF Korea, focusing on environment conservation and cooperation.


    From September 2014 he was involved in the implementation of a project by Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea and funded by the European Union with the title "Improvement of rural living conditions through healthy forests – establishment of a training for sustainable forestry in DPRK" The project included a model site in Sangseo-ri, Pyongan-nam-do, a training facility at the Central Tree Nursery Pyongyang, and most of all capacity-building through workshops and study tours in North Korea and abroad.


    From October 2015 he also initiated a project on the "Conservation and Wise Use of Wetlands", funded mainly by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and in close consultation with international environment organizations, such as the Ramsar Secretariat, the International Union for Nature, the East – Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership and others. Both projects resulted in more than 20 different activities in North Korea, and several dozens in East Asia, mainly China and Mongolia, over the last years. Mr. Felix Jonathan GLENK is also currently pursuing a degree at Seoul National University, Graduate School of Public Administration.

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  • Thomas GOMART

    French Institute of International Relations (Ifri)
    Director

    Plenary Session / DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    Thomas GOMART

    French Institute of International Relations (Ifri)
    Director

    Dr. Thomas GOMART (Ph. D. in History at Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, and EMBA at HEC) is Director of Ifri. He previously was its Vice President for Strategic Development (2010-2015) and the Director of its Russia/NIS Centre (2004-2013). Before joining the think tank industry, GOMART was a scholar (Assistant Professor at La Sorbonne, 1996-1999), a cadet officer in the Army (2000), and a policy entrepreneur (2001-2004). Joining Ifri in 2004, he set up the Russia/NIS centre.


    His academic and professional background has been closely related to post- Soviet space, but also to wider international issues (security, energy, and digital governance). As Lavoisier Fellow at the State Institute for International Relations (University-MGIMO – Moscow), Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Security Studies (European Union – Paris) and Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of War Studies (King’s College – London), GOMART has acquired a diversified international experience.


    As Researcher, he is currently working on Russia, digital governance, country risk, and think tanks. He recently published Notre intérêt national. Quelle politique étrangère pour la France? (ed., with Thierry de Montbrial), Editions Odile Jacob, 2017; “Europe: Subject or Object in the Geopolitics of Data?”, (ed., with Julien Nocetti and Clément Tonon), Etudes de lfri, July 2018; as well as L’affolement du monde - 10 enjeux géopolitiques, Editions Tallandier, 2019.


    Thomas GOMART has been a member of the Strategic Review Committee on the Strategic Review of Defence and National Security 2017 (French Ministry of Armed Forces). He is also a member of the editorial board of the French journals Politique étrangère, Etudes, and Revue des deux mondes.

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  • Reint E. GROPP

    Halle Institute for Economic Research
    President

    Plenary Session / DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    Reint E. GROPP

    Halle Institute for Economic Research
    President

    Reint E. GROPP joined the Institute as President in November 2014. He is also a Professor of Economics at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. He is Associate Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and serves as consultant for various central banks.


    Reint E. GROPP studied economics at the universities of Freiburg and Wisconsin- Madison, where he obtained a PhD in 1994. Prior to his appointment at the IWH, he held the endowed Chair for Sustainable Banking and Finance at Goethe- University Frankfurt am Main and worked for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as well as the European Central Bank (ECB), where he was Deputy Head of the Financial Research Division.

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  • Allan GYNGELL

    Australian Institute of International Affairs
    President

    Plenary Session / DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    Allan GYNGELL

    Australian Institute of International Affairs
    President

    Allan GYNGELL is National President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs and an Honorary Professor in the Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific.


    His long career in Australian foreign and national security policy included appointments as Director-General of the Office of National Assessments, the inaugural Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy and to senior positions in the office of Prime Minister Paul Keating and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. He began his career in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, serving as an Australian diplomat in Yangon, Singapore and Washington.


    He has written widely on issues of Australian foreign policy and national security and regional relations. He is co-author, with Michael Wesley, of Making Australian Foreign Policy (Cambridge University Press). His most recent book, Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World Since 1942, was published by Latrobe University Press in 2017.


    He is an Officer in the Order of Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs.

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