Invited Speakers

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  • N. JANARDHAN

    Emirate Diplomatic Academy
    Senior Research Fellow

    DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    N. JANARDHAN

    Emirate Diplomatic Academy
    Senior Research Fellow

    With over 20 years of regional expertise, Dr. N. JANARDHAN analyzes and unravels the evolving multi-dimensional partnerships between the countries of the Gulf and Asia. He also teaches and trains diplomats pursuing a MA programme in diplomacy and international relations. His academic publications include – A New Gulf Security Architecture: Prospects and Challenges for an Asian Role (ed., Gerlach); India and the Gulf: What Next? (ed., Gulf Research Center Cambridge); and Boom amid Gloom: Spirit of Possibility in the 21st Century Gulf (Ithaca).


    With a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Dr. N. JANARDHAN is Managing Assistant Editor of the Journal of Arabian Studies (Routledge). In his previous stints, he has served as a political analyst in government and private institutions in the United Arab Emirates and India. He is also an avid sportsperson.

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  • JANG Won-Kyu

    Korea Legislation Research Institute
    Research Fellow, Office of Korean Unification Law

    Parallel Session VI

    JANG Won-Kyu

    Korea Legislation Research Institute
    Research Fellow, Office of Korean Unification Law

    Dr. Won-kyu JANG studied law in South Korea and Germany. Doctoral studies at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel and the University Bayreuth in Germany. At that time, he was partially supported through scholarships of the German Research Foundation (DFG). In 2011, JANG's dissertation thesis was accepted at the Christian-Albrechts-University and was published on the subject of “Das Zessionsrecht und die Sicherungszession in der Insolvenz des Zedenten: Insbesondere vor dem Hintergrund deutscher, koreanischer und japanischer Rechtsprechung in kritischer Perspektive”. Master-studies at the University Bayreuth and the Kyung Hee University in Seoul. He received a Master’s Degree in 2003 from the Kyung Hee University with the theme for “A Study on Legal Issues of Security Interests held by Companies against Corporate Goods and Receivables: By Reflections on induction of Electronic Registration”. Bachelor of Law, Kyungnam University in Masan 1999.

    Between 2011 and 2013, Dr. JANG was Academic Lecturer for legal basic, commercial law and international trade law at the Kyung Hee University and the Kyungnam University. From 2012 until 2013, he was Research Fellow at the Kyung Hee Institute of Legal Studies. In 2013, he was appointed as Visiting Researcher of KLRI.

    His specialties are regulatory private law, corporate or personal rehabilitation & insolvency law, credit & security law, comparative law, etc. Since 2015 at KLRI, Dr. JANG researches and consults on legal and legislative matters by various government departments as well as non-governmental organisations. From 2019, he focuses on the North Korean statute and legal system in the research fields, e.g., private law, foreign investment law & dispute resolutions, secured transaction law, financial law, etc.

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  • JEON Su-mi

    Wave of Peace Institute
    Attorney at Law / President

    Parallel Session VI

    JEON Su-mi

    Wave of Peace Institute
    Attorney at Law / President

    Dr. JEON Sumi is currently President of the Wave of Peace Institute based in Seoul, Korea. She is also an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Legal Affairs at Kyung Hee University.


    Prior to her current position, she served as Legal Advisor at the Settlement Support Center for North Korean Refugees (Hanawon) and Member of the Expert Committee on International Relations of the Presidential Committee on Northern Economic Cooperation. She was awarded Outstanding Lawyer Award from the Korean Bar Association.

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  • JEONG Hyung-Gon

    Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
    Senior Research Fellow

    Parallel Session VII

    JEONG Hyung-Gon

    Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
    Senior Research Fellow

    Dr. JEONG Hyung-Gon is the former Vice President of the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) and a senior research fellow at the institute. He currently serves in the capacity of Special Senior Research Fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (additional position) and is a consultant at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He has been working as a member of the Presidential Committee for Unification Preparation for Korea, Vice President of the North East Asia Economic Association of Korea, and a member of the Policy Advisory Committee of the Korea Fair Trade Commission. He also serves as an advisor at the Committee of Free Economic Zone of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.


    Dr. JEONG’s research area is international economics including trade and investment, transition economy and North Korean economy and he has published many refereed journal articles, books and working papers on these topics. Before joining the KIEP in 2006, Dr. JEONG was Director General of the Office of Strategic Planning at the National Security Council (NSC), the Blue House. Dr. JEONG graduated from the University of Bonn and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Cologne. He was a Fulbright Visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He can be reached at hgjeong@kiep.go.kr.

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  • Jeong Se-hyun

    Chairman of the Board in Korea Peace Forum
    Former Minister of Unification

    DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    Jeong Se-hyun

    Chairman of the Board in Korea Peace Forum
    Former Minister of Unification

    JEONG Se-hyun currently is Chairman of the Board in Korea Peace Forum and now he appointed to serve as the Executive Vice-Chair of National Unification Advisory Council from September 2019.


    He spent more than two decades at the Ministry of Unification which he first joined as a researcher on communist countries at then-Board of National Unification in 1977. In 2002 he was appointed as the head of the Ministry and assumed the post until June 2004 serving two consecutive Presidents, Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun. He was also credited with boosting inter-Korean cooperative projects including Kaesong Industrial Region, a landmark site of Inter-Korean cooperation. He also worked at Korean think tanks - now-Sejong Institute and Korea Institute for National Unification - as their ranking member.


    In addition, he was the visiting scholar to Kyung Hee University and Myongji University as well as the Endowed-Chair Professor of Ewha Womans University and Kyungnam University. Moreover, he previously served as the 11th President of Wonkwang University and the 6th President of Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation, one of South Korean NGOs that most actively engage with North Korea.


    He holds three degrees from Seoul National University: bachelor in political science and diplomacy and master and doctorate in international relations. He focused his postgraduate studies on Chinese studies earning master for analysing Han Fei, a Chinese philosopher, and doctorate for Mao Zedong's foreign policy.

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  • Sunjoy JOSHI

    Observer Research Foundation
    Chairman

    DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    Sunjoy JOSHI

    Observer Research Foundation
    Chairman

    Sunjoy JOSHI heads the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi as its Chairman and Chief Executive. His own field of work has been in Energy and Environment, on which he speaks, writes and comments on regularly. Looks at non-traditional security threats and the challenges to growth and employment faced by emerging economies in a world facing technological disruption on a scale never experienced before. As a member of the Indian Administrative Service has had long experience in Development and Economic policies of the Government of India. He has been Visiting Associate at the International Institute of Strategic Studies, London and Distinguished Visitor to the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, University of Stanford.


    Takes keen interest in social development initiatives as Vice President of the Mountain Children’s Foundation, a not for profit organization working with disadvantaged rural children in the Himalayas.

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  • JUN Byoung-Kon

    Korea Institute for National Unification
    Vice President

    DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    JUN Byoung-Kon

    Korea Institute for National Unification
    Vice President

    Dr. JUN Byoung-Kon is Vice President and Senior Research Fellow at KINU. Dr. JUN’s research focuses on Chinese politics, international relations in Northeast Asia, and China-North Korean relations, etc.


    Dr. JUN Byoung-Kon received his B.A. from the Literature Department of the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies where he also earned his Ph.D. in Political Science. He was a visiting researcher at the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations (2009) and a visiting professor at the Harbin Normal University (2011) and National Chengchi University (2011-2012). He has been a member of the Standing Committee of the National Unification Advisory Council (NUAC) from 2013 to 2015 and has been working as an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of International and Area Studies of Hankuk University from 2013 to 2015.


    He is the author of “China’s Sanctions on North Korea after Its Fourth Nuclear Test (2017),” “Seeking a Unification Strategy Based on the Changed Conditions for Unification After the North Korea’s 4th and 5th Nuclear Tests and Ways to Spread the Public Consensus on Unification (2017),” and “Development of Sino-DPRK Relations after the Establishment of Diplomatic Ties between South Korea and China: Trend Analysis and Evaluation (2016).”

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  • JUNG Jiseok

    Border Peace School
    Director

    Parallel Session IV

    JUNG Jiseok

    Border Peace School
    Director

    Dr. JUNG Jiseok started the movement of Border Peace School (BPS) in 2013 in Cheorwon, a border village south of the DeMilitarized zone (DMZ). Eight years ago, he left Seoul with his family to move to Cheorwon to work on the school movement. He is teaching at BPS two courses: Introduction to Peace Studies and North and South Korean Peace Studies.


    Dr. JUNG Jiseok has worked at of National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK), Korea Christian Academy Social Education Institute and UNESCO-Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding, and over the past 15 years, he has been participating in the civil society education movement. In particular, he is carrying out a field-based experiential peace education campaign for students and citizens at the DMZ division site.


    After having studied Sociology, Theology and Peace Studies, he received his Ph.D from Sunderland University (Woodbrooke Quaker Graduate School) in England.


    His books include four Korean books: History of Christian Idea of Peace: Religion, Politics and Peace (YMCA Publishing, 2015), Invitation To Quakerism (CLS, 2014), (with Lee et al) Peace in Diversity, Coexistence in Difference (Dongyeon, 2009), (with Park et al) Seed Life Peace (Hangilsa, 2007), and one English book Ham Sokhon’s Pacifism and the Reunification of Korea, A Quaker Theology of Peace (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2006).

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