[KS] EU-Korea FTA - conference invitation
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Tue Oct 2 07:31:07 EDT 2007
Special lecture by H.E. The German Minister of the Economy, Michael Glos, and conference together with the Korean Society for Contemporary European Studies, October 5, 2007
Dear list member,
we want to invite you to a high-light of our programme in the second half of 2007: We are proud and honoured to welcome H.E. Michael Glos, Minister of the Economy of the Federal Republic of Germany, for a special lecture on Germany as a Hightech- and Export nation and the implication of free world trade for the German economyat our joint conference on the EU-Korea FTA with the Korean Society for Contemporary European Studies (KSCES). You are welcome to join the special lecture, which will take place on Friday, October 5th, 2007, in Kim Dae Gon Hall in Sogang University from 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. as well as the complete conference. You find the details of the conference programme below. Simultaneous translation of the speech into Korean will be available.
I hope to be able to meet you personally on October 5th.
Hanns Seidel Foundation
Perspectives of the Free Trade Agreement
between Korea and the European Union
Organizer: Korean Society for Contemporary European Studies
Hanns Seidel Foundation
German Alumni Network Korea (for the special session only)
Host: The Korean Society for Contemporary European Studies
Sponsor: The European Union Chamber of Commerce in Korea
Date: October 5, 2007 (Friday)
Venue: Kim Dae Gon Hall 101 (K101) , Sogang University
Dear fellow professors and researchers,
already half of the year has passed by; and it is only a step away from the season to change into fall. I hope all of your work and research is successful.
After the KORUS Free Trade Agreement (FTA) was signed at the beginning of this year, the Korea-EU FTA which will integrate the largest market in the world, Europe and Korea, is now taking place: the 3rd negotiation has been just concluded. Especially, Koreas heavy industries focusing on the car industry and EUs trade as the largest exporter of dairy products in the world is much of reciprocal relationship, and its influence on both countries industries will be extensive. If the KORUS FTA was more of 1:1 negotiation, Korea-EU FTA is similar to 1:27 negotiation; thus, the process and conclusion for the FTA will not be drawn out that easily. Therefore, we have agreed that this is quite appropriate time and chance to check over the negotiation process of Korea-EU FTA, and present research results on Korea and EUs politics, economy and social fields.
The theme of this colloquium is Perspectives of the Free Trade Agreement between Korea and the European Union. We believe that this will be a great arena for all researchers of the European studies discussion on their study results, which covers politics, economy, and social areas. Especially, we are expecting lively discussions on negotiations on agriculture and the political economy of the Korea-EU FTA.
We would like to welcome all of our members to KSCES, and anyone who have interest in this colloquium. I hope all of you will participate this session and show us your opinion and perspectives of the future.
Once again, I wish all of you best of luck with your works and achievements.
Prof. Dr. LEE Kyu Young,
Dr. Bernhard SELIGER,
Resident Representative, Hanns-Seidel Foundation in Seoul
10.00-10.10 Opening Ceremony
Opening Remarks: Prof. Dr. Kyu Young LEE, President of KSCES
10.10-12.00 Session I : Political Perspectives on Korea-EU FTA (KSCES)
Prof. Dr. Chung Rok Pang(Handong University), The Political Economy of Korea-EU
Dr. Byung In Bae (Seoul National University), The Political Dimension of Korea-EU
Discussants: Dr. Ki Shik Hwang (Korea Univ.) Ms. Nicole Risse (Europe-Korea Foundation)
12.00-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-15.20 Session II: Economic Perspectives on Korea-EU FTA
Prof. Dr. Se Young Ahn (Sogang University), Geopolitical Implications of KORUS FTA: Some Lessons for Korea-EU FTA
Prof. Dr. J. W. Lee (Suwon University), Korea-EU FTA Negotiation in Agricultural Sector
Prof. Dr. Young Ki Lee (Dongguk University), A Study on Strategy
Discussants: Mr. Antti Niemela (EUCCK), Dr. Bernhard Seliger (HSS), Prof. Dr. Sang Hyup Shin (Kyunghee Univ.)
15.20-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-16.30 Special Session (co-hosted by the German Alumni Network)
Opening remarks: Dr. Bernhard Seliger
Congratulatory Remark: Prof. em. Dr. Lee Chun Shik (Founding director of KIST; Europe/German Alumni Network)
Speaker: German Economic Minister, Michael Glos
Germany as a Hightech- and Export nation and the implication of free world trade for the German economy, speech by H.E. Minister Glos
16.30-16.45 Coffee break
16.45-17.30 Session III (Roundtable discussion)
Dr. Bernhard Seliger
Hanns Seidel Stiftung - Seoul Office
Room 501, Soo Young Bldg., 64-1, Hannam 1 Dong, Yongsan-gu
Seoul, Republic of Korea
Tel.+ 82 2 790 5344
Fax. + 82 2 790 5346
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