[KS] EU-Korea FTA - conference invitation

Bernhard Seliger bjseliger at yahoo.de
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 economy”at 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. 
  Bernhard Seliger
  Resident Representative
  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, Korea’s heavy industries focusing on the car industry and EU’s 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 EU’s 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, 
  President, KSCES
  Dr. Bernhard SELIGER, 
  Resident Representative, Hanns-Seidel Foundation in Seoul

  09.30-10.00                Registration
  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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