« Facing the DPRK’s nuclear and ballistic programs », 16 novembre 2016

La Fondation pour la recherche stratégique et l’ambassade de la République de Corée à Paris ont le plaisir de vous inviter à la table ronde en anglais qui se tiendra le mercredi 16 novembre 2016 de 15h30 à 17h30 dans les locaux de la FRS (4 bis rue des Pâtures 75016 Paris).

Facing the DPRK’s nuclear and ballistic programs:
how to sustain the global nonproliferation regime

This roundtable, organized by the FRS and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Paris, will gather two leading experts from Seoul, Dr. Shin Beomchul and Dr. Kim Jina, and French experts and officials to discuss the improvement in the North Korean nuclear and ballistic missiles programs, the strategy of the government of the Republic of Korea facing this threat, the effectiveness of current international sanctions and the role France and the European Union can play.

Opening remarks:
Kang Kim-gu
, Minsiter of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea

Guest Speaker :
Shin Beomchul, Ph.D.
, Director of the Division of North Korean Military Studies at the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses, former Director-General for Policy Planning at the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2013-2016)

Speaker :
Kim Jina, Ph.D.,
Associate Research Fellow at the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA)

Discutants :
Nicolas Regaud, Ph.D.
, Special Adviser to the Director General, General Directorate for International Relations and Strategy (DGRIS), Ministry of Defense
Benjamin Hautecouverture, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS)
Philippine Bentegeat, Department for Disarmament and Non Proliferation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development
Diplomat, Centre for Analysis, Planning and Strategy (CAPS), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (tbc)

Moderator :
Antoine Bondaz, Ph.D.,
Research Fellow, Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS) ; Member of the Europe-Korea Next Generation Policy Experts Forum, Chatham House/Korea Foundation

To register, please send an email to Marylène Pion : m.pion@frstrategie.org


BIO

Dr. Shin Beomchul was Director-General for Policy Planning at the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2013-2016). He is now Director of the Division of North Korean Military Studies at the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA), an institute where he used to be director of the Division of Defense Policy Studies and the chief of the Defense Issue Task Force. He was senior policy advisor to the Defense Minister (2009-2010) and has served in many advisory positions in government, including at the South Korean National Security Council, the Office of the President, and the National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee.

Dr. Kim Jina is an Associate Research Fellow at the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA). Her research areas include U.S.-North Korea relations, nuclear nonproliferation, and Northeast Asian security. In addition, she provides advice on security issues and inter-Korean relations to the ROK Ministry of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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