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Korea in the Emerging Asian Power Balance

IISS and ASAN Announce Korea Forum:

‘Korea in the Emerging Asian Power Balance’

Government, Business, Academia, and Media to Meet

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and the recently established Asan Institute for Policy Studies (AIPS) are pleased to announce a special Korea Forum 2008, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the IISS and the inauguration of the Asan Institute. The Korea Forum will take place from 26 to 28 September 2008 at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul.

In a year in which Korea has chosen new leadership and the US is selecting its next president, this international conference will have particular salience and high-level visibility. Mr Lee Sanghee, Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Korea, will deliver the Keynote Address. On Sunday, Dr Han Seung-Soo, Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, will give a Special Address.

The Forum will provide a high-level assessment of Korea’s regional and global strategic role at a time when new governments will be in office. This IISS-AIPS international conference will bring together a select group of leaders of government, business, academia, and media from Korea and its global partners. Topics of discussion include: inter-Korea relations, Korea’s relations with its Asian neighbours and the USA; energy security; political risk for business; security on the Korean Peninsula; and ideas for a regional security framework.

For more information on participation, the agenda, and other details, please see IISS

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