2022 IKSU Annual International Conference

2022 IKSU Annual International Conference

Deadline: January 7, 2022

2022 IKSU Annual International Conference: 'Korean Politics and International Relations at Crossroads: Past, Present and the Future (credit: isapuclan.org.uk)

In the run-up to the 2022 presidential election, the IKSU Annual International Conference will discuss how South Korea’s politics and international relations have evolved since the founding of the First Republic in 1948. The international relations of South Korea tend to heavily depend on each presidency, especially with regard to North Korea and relations with surrounding countries. In this sense, this conference will explore the past, present, and future of South Korean politics and international relations from a number of perspectives. 

We plan to hold the first day of the conference at the main campus of the University of Central Lancashire, which is located in the city of Preston in the north of England, and the second day of the event at the Samlesbury Hall, a stunning 14th-century manor house and gardens in Lancashire.

This conference is funded by the Academy of Korean Studies.

About this event

Join us on the 7th and 8th January for the 2022 IKSU Annual International Conference: 'Korean Politics and International Relations at Crossroads: Past, Present and the Future at the University of Central Lancashire, UK

Day 1 will include 3 in-person sessions taking place between 9:30am - 12:00pm and 1:30pm - 5:00pm. Please register for a day 1 ticket to receive Meeting locations.

Due to location Limits, there are only 150 seats available for Day 1 attendees.

Day 2 will include 2 online-only sessions taking place between 9:30am - 12:00pm. Please register for the day 2 ticket to receive the Online Meeting Link.

Day 2 will take place on Microsoft Teams. As such, there is a limit of 150 viewers.

Date and time

Fri, 7 Jan 2022, 09:30 – Sat, 8 Jan 2022, 12:00 GMT

Location

University of Central Lancashire, Flyde Road, Preston, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom

Ticket

On Sale 8 Nov 2021 at 00:00 in eventbrite or allevent.in

Day Plan

Day 1: 7th January 2022

Opening Session

9.30 AM – 9.40 AM Welcoming Remarks

Sojin Lim, Co-Director of the International Institute of Korean Studies (IKSU)

9.40 AM – 10.00 AM Keynote Speech

Colin Crooks, outgoing UK Ambassador to North Korea, and Ambassador-designate to South Korea

Session 1: International Relations around Korea Peninsula

10.10 AM – 12.00 PM

Chair: Brendan Howe (Ewha Woman's University, South Korea)

The Limits of Institutionalism: Why the Korea-China-Japan Trilateral Summits Have Not Succeeded / Ed Griffith (University of Central Lancashire / UK)

National Identity and Its Impact on ROK-Japan Relations: The Role of the “Comfort Women” Issue / Sofia Ribeiro-Lemos (University of Minho, Portugal) & Rita Durao (NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal)

The Contribution of South Korea’s HADR to Middle Power Hierarchy Construction in the Asia-Pacific / Alexande

r Hynd (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Discussant (20 minutes)

David Hundt (Deakin University, Australia)

Discussion with Q&A (30 minutes)

Session 2: Democratisation of South Korea

1.30 PM – 3.00 PM

Chair: Niki Alsford (University of Central Lancashire, UK)

Out of Proportion? The Election System and Representative Democracy in South Korea / Hannes Mosler (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

What Is the Meaning of South Korea’s Democratisation Experiences to Other Asian Countries? / Kyounghee Cho (Pusan National University, South Korea)

Discussant (20 minutes)

Jamie Doucette (University of Manchester, UK)

Discussion with Q&A (30 minutes)

Session 3: Exploring Diplomacy

3.10 PM – 5.00 PM

Chair: Ed Griffith (University of Central Lancashire, UK)

What Role to Play? Assessing the ROK’s Future Nuclear Diplomacy / Virginie Grzelczyk (Aston University, UK)

Reframing the Role of Corporations in South Korea’s Foreign Relations: A Public Diplomacy Perspectives / Francesca Frassineti (Italian Institute for International Political Studies, Italy) & Yunhee Kim (Sookmyung Institute of Global Governance, South Korea)

China’s ‘Non-Policy’ towards South Korea in the Late Mao Era (1961-1976) / Yin Peng (University of Central Lancashire, UK)

Discussant (20 minutes)

Colin Alexander (Nottingham Trent University, UK)

Discussion with Q&A (30 minutes)

Day 2: 8 January 2022 – Online Attendance only

Session 4: Inter-Korea Affairs

9.30 AM – 11.20 AM

Chair: Virginie Grzelczyk (Aston University, UK)

The Dog that Doesn’t Bark: Domestic Social Norms and Public Debate on Nuclear Weapons in South Korea / In Young Min (Heidelberg University, Germany)

Diplomatic Competition Between North and South Korea in the Southern Cone (1950 – 1975) / Camilo Aguirre (University of Sussex, UK)

Why Presenting a Foe as a Friend Can Make Sense: Explaining the Shifts in North Korea’s Construction of a South Korean Threat in State Media in the 21 Century / Benedikt Staar (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Discussant (20 minutes)

Sarah Son (University of Sheffield, UK)

Discussion with Q&A (30 minutes)

Session 5: Towards Publication (Closed Session)

11.30 AM – 11.50 AM Discussion session for the edited volume

Closing Session

11.50 AM – 12.00 PM Closing Remarks

Niki Alsford, Head of the Institute for the Study of the Asia Pacific (ISAP)

Enquiries

For Enquiries, Please contact ISAPUCLan@uclan.ac.uk

See more about the Institute for the Study of the Asia Pacific (ISAP)

See more about the International Institute of Korean Studies (IKSU)

See more about the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS)

See more about the Korean studies promotion service (KSPS)

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