Past Events


On October 17, the Asan Institute for Policy Studies organized the Korea Global Forum 2017 (hosted by the Ministry of Unification).

The Ministry of Unification has been hosting the Korea Global Forum (KGF) since 2010 to spread international consensus on its peaceful unification on the Korean Peninsula. KGF is a multilateral, 1.5-track discussion involving current or former government officials, scholars and experts from neighboring countries and around the world. Through KGF, the Ministry of Unification seeks to solve the North Korean nuclear issue, and ultimately paving the road to a peaceful unification on the Korean Peninsula.

This year’s main theme was “New Paths to Peace on the Korean Peninsula through International Cooperation”.  The Forum reviewed and assessed the results of South Korean policy, as well as those of other states, in application to North Korea and the peaceful resolution of the challenges facing the Korean Peninsula. The Forum also facilitated discussions on the “Berlin Initiative”, a trademark of the Moon Jae-in Administration’s Korean Peninsula peace policy, and the ways it can be implemented successfully.

Over 230 people, including scholars and experts on the Korean Peninsula from overseas, journalists and general audience, actively participated in the Forum. His Excellency Minister Cho Myoung-Gyon delivered a keynote address.

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 / 09:30 – 16:00

Venue: Orchid Room (2F), The Westin Chosun Seoul

Speakers (in alphabetical order):
Ian Anthony (SIPRI)
Cho Myoung-Gyon (Ministry of Unification)
John Everard (Former British Ambassador to DPRK)
Hahm Chaibong (The Asan Institute)
Jun Bong-Geun (Korea National Diplomatic Academy)
Ko Gyoung-bin (The Peace Foundation)
Nam Gwan-pyo (Office of National Security)
Ong Keng Yong (S. Rajaratnam School of Int’l Studies)
Park Jae Kyu (Kyungnam University)
Evans Revere (The Brookings Institution)
Philip Stephens (Financial Times)
Tanaka Hitoshi (Japan Research Institute, Ltd.)
Tokuchi Hideshi (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)
Zhu Feng (Nanjing University)