Webinar - Current issues and roles of Australia and Korea for peaceful co-existence and cooperation in Asia-Pacific regions

Webinar - Current issues and roles of Australia and Korea for peaceful co-existence and cooperation in Asia-Pacific regions

Wed 3 Feb 2021 6:00pm7:30pm

Venue

Room: 
Online
Hosted by the UQ Korean Studies Centre in collaboration with The Asia-Pacific Assembly of The National Unification Advisory Council, The Republic of Korea.
Title:

Current issues and roles of Australia and Korea for peaceful co-existence and cooperation in Asia-Pacific regions

Synopsis:

In this webinar, the topic entitled “Current issues and roles of Australia and Korea for peaceful co-existence and cooperation in Asia-Pacific regions” will be discussed by two world eminent scholars, Professor Chung-in Moon, Special Advisor in Foreign Affairs and National Security to President HE Mr Moon Jae-in, Republic of Korea, and Professor the Honourable Gareth Evans AC QC, Distinguished Honorary Professor, Australian National University, and former Foreign Affairs Minister. Professor Evans’s talk will be focused on “Australia-Korea relations: Strengthening middle power bonds”.

Keynote Speakers: 

Professor the Honourable Gareth Evans AC QC, Distinguished Honorary Professor, Australian National University, and former Foreign Affairs Minister

Professor the Honourable Gareth Evans AC QC was a Cabinet Minister throughout the Hawke-Keating Governments, including as Foreign Minister from 1988-96. As Foreign Minister he played central roles in the creation of APEC and the ASEAN Regional Forum, the Cambodian peace process, and in bringing to conclusion the Chemical Weapon Convention. From 2000 to 2009 he was President and CEO of the Brussels-based International Crisis Group, and from 2010 to 2019 served as Chancellor of the Australian National University, where he is now Distinguished Honorary Professor. He currently chairs the Seoul-based Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN), and the Advisory Boards of the New-York based Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, and the ANU Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership. Previously, he co-chaired two major commissions, the International Commissions on Intervention and State Sovereignty (2001) and on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (2009).

He has written or edited, singly or jointly, thirteen books – including Incorrigible Optimist: A Political Memoir (2017), Nuclear Weapons: The State of Play (2015), Inside the Hawke-Keating Government: A Cabinet Diary (2014) and The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and for All (2009). Gareth Evans has received a number of national and international honours, including the 2010 Roosevelt Freedom from Fear Award for his pioneering work on the Responsibility to Protect concept and his contributions to conflict prevention and resolution, arms control and disarmament. 

Professor Chung-in Moon, Special Advisor in Foreign Affairs and National Security to President HE Mr Moon Jae-in, Republic of Korea

Special Advisor in Foreign Affairs and National Security to President HE Mr Moon Jae-in, Republic of Korea. He is also a Distinguished University Professor of Yonsei University, Krause Distinguished Fellow, School of Policy and Global Strategy, University of California, San Diego, and Vice Chair and Executive Director of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN). He is currently serving as the editor-in-chief of Global Asia. On 21 May 2017 Professor Moon was nominated by President Moon Jae-in as a special advisor on unification, diplomacy and national security affairs.”

Guests:

Professor Tim Dunne, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, UQ

Tim brings to the role 25 years of experience as researcher, educator and academic leader. His most recent appointment was Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at The University of Queensland (UQ). Tim was the first Dean of the new Faculty after its inauguration in 2014; under his leadership, the Faculty has established itself as among the very best in Australia and competitive internationally across many disciplinary areas. Prior to his four-year term as Dean, Tim was the Director of UQ’s Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect as well as Professor of International Relations in the School of Political Science (which has remained his substantive position since he joined UQ in 2010). He had previously held discipline and faculty-level leadership roles at the University of Exeter (UK). Tim began his career at Aberystwyth University in Wales, which is famous for having the oldest and one of the best departments of International Relations in the world. His graduate training was at the University of Oxford where he won a national prize for his PhD. He is recognised for his research on human rights protection and foreign policy-making in a changing world order. He has written and co-edited thirteen books, including Human Rights in World Politics (1999), Worlds in Collision (2002), and Terror in our Time (2012). Recently he has collaborated with colleagues in the School of Political Science and International Studies to produced two edited volumes: The Oxford Handbook of the Responsibility to Protect (2016) co-edited with Alex Bellamy, and The Globalization of International Society (2017) co-edited with Christian Reus-Smit – this book has received two prizes from different sections of the International Studies Association.

In 2019 he was involved in the publication of the edited classic Diplomatic Investigations: Essays in the Theory of International Politics; the new edition has been put together with Ian Hall at Griffith University. Additionally, he is working with his political science colleague at UQ, Richard Devetak, on an innovative and multi-disciplinary project called ‘The Rise of the International’. Tim continues to co-teach a popular Master’s course on ‘humanitarian emergencies’. In recognition of his scholarly contribution, Tim was elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia in 2016.

Mr Sangwoo Hong, Consul General of the Republic of Korea, Sydney

Consul General Sang-woo Hong is the Republic of Korea’s current Consul General for Sydney, Australia. He first joined the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs after passing his Diplomatic Service Examination in 1992 and completing his B.A in English Language and Literature at Yensei University in Seoul Korea he went on to serve in a wide variety of diplomatic postings.

His first foreign posting was to the French Republic as Second Secretary in 2000 followed by the Lao People’s Democratic Republic as First Secretary in 2003. In 2005 he became the Director of International Cooperation for the Office of Planning’s ‘Light Water Reactor Project’ after which he went on to study at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) at Monterey in California. In 2008 he then took up a new position as Counsellor for the Korean Embassy to the Kingdom of Norway followed by becoming the Director of the West Europe Division for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s European Affairs Bureau in 2011. In 2012 he went on to become the DirectorGeneral for International Cooperation for the ‘Presidential Council for Future and Vision, Korea’, after which he pursued further academic study at the Sejong Institute in Korea. In 2013 he then served as the Minister-Counsellor for the Korean Embassy to the Federal Republic of Germany until 2017, when he became an Executive Member Korea’s Foreign Affairs and Security National Planning Advisory Committee. He then went on to serve as the Deputy Protocol Secretary to the Office of the President before finally being posted to his current position in Sydney, Australia. Consul General Hong was also the recipient of a Presidential Citation in 2012.

Ms Susan Lee, Vice Chairperson, The National Unification Advisory Council, The Republic of Korea

Susan Lee is an incumbent Vice-Chairperson of the National Unification Advisory Council, a South Korea’s constitutional body, which is a Presidential consultative forum set up to establish and implement policies on democratic and peaceful unification on a bipartisan and pan-national perspective. Since 2017, she has been leading the Asia Pacific Assembly of the NUAC representing the 6 chapters of Australia, New Zealand, Southwest Asia, Southern Southeast Asia, Western Southeast Asia, and Northern Southeast Asia consisting of 603 Korean community leaders around 20 nations in the region.

Before her appointment as the Head of the Asia Pacific Assembly, she served as Chairperson of the Australia chapter for 4 years. Susan Lee is an exemplary migrant businesswoman, media proprietor, bona fide philanthropist, and community leader having been acting as a prime move in liaising between the Korean communities in Australia, and the mainstream societies of Korea and Australia; and deepening and strengthening the relationship between the two sectors. She has been regarded as the most successful businesswoman in the Korean communities in Australia and most respected community leader over the past decades, as clearly proven in her remarkable career. She was the 2010 NSW Woman of the Year awarded by the NSW Government of Australia. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Languages and Cultures, The University of Queensland since 2019.


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