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On March 21, 2014, Dr. Hahm Chaibong, President of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, spoke at the Nuclear Knowledge Summit 2014 as a welcoming dinner keynote speaker. This year’s Nuclear Knowledge Summit was co-hosted by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in cooperation with Clingendeal Netherlands Institute of International Relations and the Fissile Materials Working Group (FMWG) of the United States from March 21 to 22 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

On March 22, Dr. Hahm moderated a dialogue session with experts on UN COI Report on Human Rights in North Korea. Dr. Han Sung-Joo, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea; Dr. Gary Samore, Executive Director for Research at Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Dr. Abiodun Williams, President of the Hague Institute for Global Justice; and Dr. Shin Changhoon, Director of the Center for Global Governance at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies participated and shared their insights on this particular topic.

On the same day, Dr. Hahm moved to Brussels, Belgium and spoke at the Brussels Forum 2014 as a panelist in a session titled, “The Return of History: Is Europe’s Past Asia’s Future.” From a dangerous increase in tensions in Ukraine to Asia’s rising nationalism, Dr. Hahm and other panelists tried to address these pressing issues that are hindering liberal democratic values, and discussed whether the U.S., Europe and Asia’s emerging democracies have something in common to preserve a peaceful, prosperous, and progressive global order. This year’s Brussels Forum was held from March 21 to 23, 2014.

Date: March 20 – 23, 2014
Place: Amsterdam, the Netherlands / Brussels, Belgium

Speakers in the Nuclear Knowledge Summit

Session Description of Brussels Forum

“The Return of History: Is Europe’s Past Asia’s Future?”

About Experts

Hahm Chaibong
Hahm Chaibong


Dr. HAHM Chaibong is the president of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Previously, he was a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California, professor in the School of International Relations and the Department of Political Science as well as the director of the Korean Studies Institute at the University of Southern California, Director (D-1) of the Division of Social Sciences Research & Policy at UNESCO in Paris, and a professor in the Department of Political Science at Yonsei University. Dr. Hahm is the author of numerous books and articles, including “China’s Future is South Korea’s Present,” Foreign Affairs, (Sep/Oct 2018), Hanguk Saram Mandeulgi (Becoming Korean), Vols. I, II, (Asan Academy, 2017), “Keeping Northeast Asia ‘Abnormal’: Origins of the Liberal International Order in Northeast Asia and the New Cold War,” Asan Forum (Sep., 2017), “South Korea’s Miraculous Democracy,” Journal of Democracy (Jul., 2008), “The Two South Koreas: A House Divided,” The Washington Quarterly (Jun., 2005), and Confucianism for the Modern World (co-edited with Daniel A. Bell, Cambridge University Press, 2003).