Korea-Australia relations during a time of transition

ANU Korea Institute Symposium


H.E. Baek-Soon Lee, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea; Roald Maliangkay, Director, ANU Korea Institute; David Hundt, Deakin University; Shin-wha Lee, Korea University; Jae-Jeok Park, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies; plus many more.


Lecture Theatre 1, Hedley Bull Centre (130), corner of Garran Road and Liversidge Street, ANU


Friday, 15 June, 2018 - 08:45 to 16:30
Recent developments on the Korean peninsula are promising an end to a stalemate in peace negotiations between North and South. The political and economic implications for the two Koreas and their allies are enormous and they are challenging alliances. In association with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, and with its generous support, the ANU Korea Institute is hosting a one-day Symposium on the future of the Korean peninsula, security in the region, and Korea-Australia relations. Featuring key analysts from Australia and Korea, it seeks to identify the pathways to success and the possible causes of failure.

Symposium program

8.45am Registration (Hedley Bull Atrium)

9am Welcome

  • H.E. Baek-Soon Lee, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea
  • Roald Maliangkay, Director, ANU Korea Institute

9.15am Session 1a: The Future of the Korean Peninsula

  • Moderator: Roald Maliangkay
  • Recent and Future Developments in the Korean Peninsula - Shin-wha Lee, Korea University
  • The Future of US-ROK Alliance Relations: Renewed Extended Deterrence or a More Qualified Security Partnership? - William T. Tow , ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

10.30am Morning tea (Hedley Bull Atrium)

11am Session 1b: The future of the Korean Peninsula

  • Moderator: Roald Maliangkay
  • Australia, Korea, and the Future of Non-proliferation - Justin Hastings, The University of Sydney
  • After the Era of Division - Ruth Barraclough, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Australia and Peaceful Korea: Searching for a Win-Win Solution - Leonid Petrov, International College of Management in Sydney

12.30pm Lunch (Hedley Bull Atrium)

1.15pm Session 2: Analysing the Situation in Northeast Asia 

  • Moderator: Roald Maliangkay
  • The Change of Security Framework in Northeast Asia after Achieving Nuclear-free Peninsula - Min Hyoung Park, Korea National Defense University
  • Reshaping the Regional Architecture: The Role of the Korea-Australia Partnership in Northeast Asia - Lauren Richardson, ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs
  • Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst: Changes in the Northeast Asian Balance of Power - Sheryn Lee, Macquarie University

2.45pm afternoon tea (Hedley Bull Atrium)

3.15pm Session 3: Korea-Australia Relations in the Indo-Pacific Region

  • Moderator: Roald Maliangkay
  • Security Cooperation Between South Korea and Australia in the Indo-Pacific - Jae-Jeok Park, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
  • Middle Powers in the Age of Trump: How Australia and South Korea Are Faring in the Indo-Pacific - David Hundt, Deakin University

4.15pm Closing remarks

4.30pm Reception (Hedley Bull Atrium)

6.30pm Dinner (Embassy of the Republic of Korea, invited guests)






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