Invited Speakers

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  • PARK Youngja

    Korea Institute for National Unification
    Research Fellow, North Korean Studies Division

    Parallel Session V. Track 1

    PARK Youngja

    Korea Institute for National Unification
    Research Fellow, North Korean Studies Division

    PARK Youngja is a research fellow at the North Korean Studies Division at Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU). Prior to joining KINU, she was a research professor at the Ewha Institute for Unification Studies at Ewha Woman’s University. She was also a senior/visiting research fellow at the Institute of East Asian Regional Studies at Sungkyunkwan University, and an academic research professor at the Research Institute of Asian Women at Sookmyung Women’s University.


    She is a member of advisory committee at the National Unification Advisory Council (NUAC), policy committee at the Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation (KCRC), policy evaluation committee/advisory committee at the Ministry of Unification.

    PARK Youngja has received her Ph.D in Political Science and Diplomacy from Sungkyunkwan University. Her research interests include North Korean politics, comparative systems, political change, cleavage and integration. 

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  • PARK Eun-Jin

    National Institute of Ecology
    Director, Division of Administrative Planning

    Parallel Session II. Track 1

    PARK Eun-Jin

    National Institute of Ecology
    Director, Division of Administrative Planning

    Dr. PARK Eun-Jin is recognized as an expert on transboudary conservation policy, serving as a member of Korean Committee of the UNESCO MAB (Man and Biosphere), standing committee member of the National Unification Advisory Council (2013-2015), Border Area policy deliberating council member, and participating in IUCN Transboundary Conservation Special Group.


    She received her PhD from the Graduate School of Environmental Studies in Seoul National University and added up research experience on carbon sequestration as a research associate at Michigan State University (2000-2005) and a research fellow at Gyeonggi Research Institute, conducting many research projects on the national- and local-level management of natural resources and ecosystem services (2006-2014). She conducted studies focused on the establishment of the DMZ Peace Park, designation and management of the DMZ as a biosphere reserve, and sustainable development policy and ecosystem services.


    Her work includes, 'The Conservation Value of Major Resources in the Korean DMZ area (2010)', 'Management Framework for the Korea DMZ Biosphere Reserve (2012)', and 'Whispers of the DMZ (2013)'. The primary interest of Dr. PARK is the assessment of sustainability and values of natural resources and ecosystem services. She is also interested in the institutional protection of the DMZ ecosystem and building up sustainable development by participatory processes and perception of local people.

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  • PARK Hun-Min

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

    Parallel Session VI

    PARK Hun-Min

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

    Dr. PARK Hun-Min began his career as a founding member since the launch of the KLRI Unification Legislation Research Team in 2015 and devoted his service to the study of Korean Unification Law and Inter-Korean Relation Law. While previous studies on Korean Unification Law have focused on North Korea’s “Sudden Change” or conflict situation, he has conducted the research with a major interest in the Legislation which is related to the improvement of Inter-Korea cooperation and promotion of reform & opening door policy in North-Korea. As research project, he has studied the ‘Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation Act’, Bill of ‘Special Act on Designation and Management of Peace Economic Zone’ etc.

    Dr. PARK has cooperated with the Ministry of Unification and the Ministry of Legislation as a specialist of Korean Unification Law and Inter-Korean relation Law. He also served as a member of Legislation Support Board in National Assembly, a member of Joint Research Group for Korean Peninsula Peace and Prosperity in National Research Council for Economic, Humanities and Social Sciences (NRC). He does study and consultation in administrative law and other comparative law area as well.

    He holds Bachelor of Law, Master of Law, Ph.D. in Law Degrees of Seoul National University College of Law and its graduate school. His major education in legal field was Public Law, especially Administrative Law. He has been working at the KLRI since 2014. 

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