Upcoming Events

On April 22-23, 2014, the Asan Institute for Policy Studies will host the Asan Plenum 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul, Korea.

The Asan Plenum is a yearly gathering of the world’s leading experts and scholars to discuss the pressing challenges facing the world. The plenum is a multi-day, multi-session conference organized by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. In addressing the most pressing challenges facing the world with expertise from around the globe, the Asan Plenum aims to impact the policy making process enabling the global community to better deal with the challenges it faces.

The theme of this year’s Plenum is the “Future of History.” In the waning days of the Cold War, a simple question, “The End of History?” sparked an intense debate that rages to this day. Today, the world is in the midst of unprecedented transformation, the direction of which remains uncertain. Yet all around us the march towards progress seems to be haunted by the shadows of history. From Asia’s intensifying arms race to Europe’s faltering union, from the return of great power politics to beleaguered international institutions and norms, echoes of the past are growing louder. Will history repeat itself? What does the future hold in store?

This year’s Plenum will bring together distinguished experts, policymakers, scholars, and members of the media in Seoul for two days to provide insights and seek answers to these questions. The Plenum will feature five plenary sessions and 15 panels over two days.

* Please note that the Asan Plenum is an invitation-only event.

For the latest updates, please visit our Asan Plenum 2014 website.

Date: April 22-23, 2014
Place: The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul, Korea

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Participant Biographies

Asan Plenum 2014 Website