Korea Project Roundtable: Korean and European Perspectives on the Future of the World Economy

February 06 2017
Venue: ECIPE Office, Avenue des Arts 40, 1000 Brussels
Speakers: Taeho Bark, Bart Kerremans, Patrick Messerlin, Hwy-Chang Moon, Woosik Moon, Jan Wouters
Time: 14:30

ECIPE and Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies invite you to engage in a discussion with eminent experts from Europe and South Korea.

In the context of recent significant political changes in Europe, the United States and in the rest of the World this roundtable will discuss what the implications are for the world economy and international trade. Will we really witness a move to protectionism in some parts of the world? If so, who will be the likely winners and losers? What strategies should the EU and South Korea pursue in this context? Will these trends put China in the center-stage of the global economy? Eminent experts from Europe and South Korea will discuss these questions and engage with the public.

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Programme

Chair: Jan Wouters, Jean Monnet Chair ad personam EU and Global Governance; Full Professor of International Law and International Organizations; Director, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies – Institute for International Law, KU Leuven

Panelists:

Taeho Bark is Professor of international commerce and former Dean of the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) at Seoul National University. Professor Bark was appointed Minister for Trade of the Korean government in December 2011 and served until March 2013. And in spring 2013, Dr. Bark was in the race for the Director-General position of the WTO as the Korean candidate.

Woosik Moon is currently a professor of economics at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Seoul National University (SNU). He was a member of Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of Korea, from April 2012 to April 2016.

Hwy-Chang Moon is a professor of international business strategy at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Seoul National University, where he also served as the dean of GSIS. He frequently provides his perspectives on global economy and business through interviews and televised debates, and his writings appear regularly in South Korean newspapers. The New York Times and NHK World TV have also asked for his perspectives on these topics.

Patrick Messerlin is Chairman of ECIPE’s Steering Committee/Advisory Board, Professor emeritus of economics at Sciences Po Paris, and Director of Groupe d’Economie Mondiale (GEM) at Sciences Po since its creation in 1997.

Bart Kerremans is Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Professor of International Political Economy and American Politics at the University of Leuven. His research focuses on the political economy of trade, particularly in the context of the World Trade Organisation and with a focus on the European Union and the United States.

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