Towards Peace in the Korean Peninsula?

Panel Discussion KF-VUB Korea Chair and the CSIS Korea Chair

The KF-VUB Korea Chair and CSIS Korea Chair invite you to a panel discussion and Q&A session about recent and upcoming developments on the Korean Peninsula, including the scheduled summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, two inter-Korean summits between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Kim, and Kim's two visits to China. The event will take place on 14 June at 16:30, so probably right in the wake of the Trump-Kim summit. Journalists present will have the opportunity to engage in the Q&A session, as well as have post-event interviews with our prominent panelists.

The event is held on 14 June, from 16.30 to 18.00, at the Korean Cultural Center (Regentschapsstraat 4, 1000 Brussel).


  • Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Belgium and the EU, HE Kim Hyoung-zhin
  • Dr. Victor Cha, CSIS Korea Chair
  • Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo, KF-VUB Korea Chair

Korea Chair - Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The KF-VUB Korea Chair at the Institute for European Studies is the primary contact point in Europe on policy issues related to Korea and the Korean Peninsula.

A joint initiative between the Korea Foundation and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), the Chair plays a strategic role in furthering Europe-Korea relations. It builds links between Europe and Korea through a number of activities and partnerships, and contributes actively to increasing the possibilities for their future cooperation on bilateral, regional and global levels.

The KF-VUB Korea Chair was launched in October 2017 and acts as an independent platform in Brussels and across Europe to advance academically rigorous and informed discussions on policy questions that are of relevance to the Republic of Korea and Europe. It conducts policy research and discussions on a wide range of areas including nuclear weapons and WMD, trade, finance, cyber security, counter-terrorism, climate change and science and technology, among others.

The Chair holder is Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo who is also a Senior Lecturer at King’s College London.

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