Invited Speakers

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  • Matteo MARCHISIO

    International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
    Country Director and Representative to China / Mongolia, incumbent Country Director for Korea

    Parallel Session II. Track 2

    Matteo MARCHISIO

    International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
    Country Director and Representative to China / Mongolia, incumbent Country Director for Korea

    Mr. Matteo MARCHISIO is Country Director and IFAD Representative in China and Mongolia - and incumbent Country Director for Korea, and the Head of the IFAD East Asia Regional Hub and South-South Cooperation Center, based in Beijing, China.


    Before being appointed as Country Director and IFAD Representative in China, Mr. MARCHISIO was the IFAD Country Program Manager for China and Mongolia, based in the IFAD Headquarters in Rome. Prior to that, he was the Country Program Manager for Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran.


    Before joining IFAD, he worked as Senior Environmental Specialist at the World Bank in Washington DC; as Climate Change Specialist at UNDP India in New Delhi; and as Program Officer at UNDP Ethiopia in Addis Ababa -- among other experiences, including in the academia and the private sector. He began his career with the Italian Cooperation in Colombia, working on a post-earthquake relief program.


    Over about 20 years of professional experience, Mr. MARCHISIO has demonstrated strong leadership and management skills, particularly in multicultural contexts, leading the development and implementation of various country and sectoral strategies and programs in several countries. He has extensive experience in project/program management, policy analysis and technical assistance, and partnership building in over 15 countries in Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. His main areas of expertise include natural resource management and climate change.


    An Italian national, he holds a MSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics, London, and a MSc in Environmental Economics from the Bocconi University, Milan.


    *The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency based in Rome - the UN’s food and agriculture hub. IFAD has invested in rural people for 40 years, empowering them to reduce poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition and strengthen resilience. Since 1978, IFAD has provided US$19.7 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached about 474 million people.


    IFAD has been active in China since 1981, supporting the government in its efforts towards poverty reduction and rural development. Since 1981, IFAD has financed 29 projects in 28 provinces and autonomous regions, benefitting around 4.4 million households, or about 20 million farmers. Total investments are around US$ 2.19 billion, out of which about US$ 862 million from IFAD loans and grants. An envelope of US$ 152 million is allocated to China for the period 2016-2018.

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  • Vasily MIKHEEV

    Institute of World Economy / International Relations (IMEMO)
    Vice President

    Plenary Session / DMZ Think Tank Round Table

    Vasily MIKHEEV

    Institute of World Economy / International Relations (IMEMO)
    Vice President

    Vasily MIKHEEV was elected a Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences in 2003 and Full Member (Academik) in 2016. He is Vice President of IMEMO (Institute of World Economy and International Relations).


    Mr. MIKHEEV was Vice President of Institute for Far Eastern Studies, RAS, Director of Asia Security Program at Carnegie Moscow Office, Minister-Council at Russian Embassy to Lithuania, First Secretary at Soviet Embassy to North Korea, APEC Study Centers’ coodinator for Russia.


    He is an author of 7 individual monographs, 50 collective monographs and 360 journal and newspaper articles published in Russia, the USA, the EU, Switzerland, China, Japan, North and South Korea, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mongolia, Taiwan, Kazakhstan. His most important books include: China – USA: New Dimensions of Trade Tensions (2019), The Forecast of Economic and Security Strategies of Asia Pacific Countries (2017), Disbalances of Transpacific Area (2014), Comparison of the Soviet Union on the Eve of Collapse and North Korea (2013), Global Trends 2030 (in Russian, English, Chinese), 2011, China – Japan: Strategic Cooperation and Competition in Globalizing World (2009).

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  • MIMURA Mitsuhiro

    The Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia (ERINA)
    Senior Research Fellow, Research Division

    Parallel Session III

    MIMURA Mitsuhiro

    The Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia (ERINA)
    Senior Research Fellow, Research Division

    Dr. MIMURA Mitsuhiro is a Senior Research Fellow of Research Division at ERINA (Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia) in Niigata, Japan.


    Dr. MIMURA received a Ph. D. in Jurisprudence from Graduate School of Law, Osaka University, Japan in 2001 for his research on the law of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Upon graduation, he has conducted his research at ERINA. He also obtained a doctor of law from the DPRK in 2013 for his research on the role of the law in the economic development of the DPRK. His area of study includes the Northeast Asian economic cooperation and integration, especially related to the economy of the DPRK, the law of the DPRK, and Inter-Korean Relationship.


    Since 1996, he has visited North Korea more than forty times. He often visits various cities in Northeast Asia including Beijing, Pyongyang, Seoul, Shenyang, Tokyo, Ulaan Baatar and Vladivostok for academic exchange. He is one of the rare Japanese scholars who are able to exchange thoughts directly with North Koreans scholars in Pyongyang. Supported by colleagues in both Koreas, China, Russia, the U.S., the E.U. and Japan, his research has deep insight into how Northeast Asia and widely accepted in Northeast Asian countries including North Korea. Based on his unique experience, he advocates a new perspective of integrated North East Asian economy.

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  • MIN Jin

    Public Administration Korea National Defense University
    Honorary Professor

    Parallel Session I. Track 2

    MIN Jin

    Public Administration Korea National Defense University
    Honorary Professor

    Professor MIN Jin is recognized as one of the nation’s leading scholars in public administration and defense management. He had served as a professor and Vice President of the KNDU. Currently he is a honorary professor of KNDU. He is also an adviser on the research problem of the Korea Public Administration Institute.


    During his 37 year service as a professor of the KNDU, he educated many military officers and public servants. As a prominent scholar he published several books, such as "Theory and Practice in Organization and Management" (6th ed., 2018), "Policy Management" (2016) etc. He had played a role as a military educational administrator when he was Dean and Vice President of KNDU, and served as President of Korea Society of Organization Studies.


    Before becoming a professor, he was a junior researcher of Bureau of Legislative Research, Korea National Assembly Library. After he received his Bachelors degree at Konkuk university, and received his masters degree and Phd. degree of Public Administration at Seoul National University. He conducted research as a visiting professor at Georgia University and Florida University, USA.

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  • Rastam MOHD ISA

    Institute of Strategic / International Studies (ISIS)
    Chairman / Chief Executive

    Parallel Session VII

    Rastam MOHD ISA

    Institute of Strategic / International Studies (ISIS)
    Chairman / Chief Executive

    Tan Sri Rastam MOHD ISA is Chairman and Chief Executive of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia. Tan Sri Rastam is former Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia in 2006-2010. He served in various capacities at the Ministry and Malaysian diplomatic missions abroad, including as High Commissioner of Malaysia to Pakistan (1994), Ambassador of Malaysia to Bosnia Herzegovina (1996-1998) , Ambassador of Malaysia to the Republic of Indonesia (1999-2003) and Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations in New York (2003-2005).


    Tan Sri Rastam is currently Chairman of the Malaysian National Committee for the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) and Chairman of the Malaysian National Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP). He is a Board Member of the China-Southeast Asia Research Center on the South China Sea (CSARC) and Adjunct Research Professor of the National Institute for South China Sea Studies based in Hainan, China. He chaired the ASEAN-ISIS think tank network for 2016-2017 and was co-chair of CSCAP for 2015-2017. He was also member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council–ABAC and co-chaired the ABAC Digital Innovation Working Group (DIWG) from March 2016 to May 2019.

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  • MOON Kyungyon

    Chonbuk National University
    Professor, Jimmy Carter School of International Studies

    Parallel Session V. Track 2

    MOON Kyungyon

    Chonbuk National University
    Professor, Jimmy Carter School of International Studies

    Dr. MOON Kyungyon is the Professor of Jimmy Carter School of International Studies at Chonbuk National University, Republic of Korea since 2016. He served as Research Fellow at the Research Institute for North Korea Development at the Export-Import Bank of Korea from May 2014 to February 2016, Research Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies at Korea University from March 2013 to April 2014, and Professional Researcher at the Institute for Poverty Alleviation and International Development (IPAID) at Yonsei University in South Korea.


    He is the Chair of International Cooperation of Korea Association of International Development and Cooperation. Before, he also served as Administration Secretary at the Committee of International Development and Cooperation at the Korean Association of International Studies (KAIS) in 2013, Vice-Secretary of the KAIDEC from January 2013 to April 2014 and Member of Policy Advisory Committee of the NGO Council for Cooperation with North Korea.


    Dr. MOON received his master's degree from the University of Oslo, Norway and doctoral degree from Cranfield University in Britain. His research interests include poverty reduction, aid architecture, famine in North Korea, and civil movement in humanitarian and development assistance, international cooperation with a special focus on food aid.

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  • Nial MOORES

    Birds Korea
    Director

    Parallel Session II. Track 1

    Nial MOORES

    Birds Korea
    Director

    Since 2004, Dr. Nial MOORES has been the Director of Birds Korea, a small and specialized NGO based in Busan, the Republic of Korea (ROK), which is dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitats in Korea and the wider Yellow Sea Ecoregion.

    The work of Birds Korea is predicated on the understanding that birds are important bio-indicators of ecosystem health and of ecosystem change; and that conservation of avian biodiversity is an essential component of environmental sustainability, as called for by international conservation conventions and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

    As an ecological planner and conservation scientist, MOORES has conducted bird and wetland surveys throughout the ROK and in many parts of coastal East Asia. He has also conducted a dozen research visits to the DPRK between 2014 and 2019, surveying wetlands and coastal areas; training officials from the Ministry of Land and Environment Protection and State Academy of Science researchers; and presenting at several local and national workshops relevant to biodiversity conservation.

    MOORES has a Master’s Degree in ecological planning from Kyushu University, Japan; and a PhD focused on the conservation of avian biodiversity in Yellow Sea habitats from the University of Newcastle, Australia.

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