New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea

IFANS-NZIIA Roundtable programme


  • Two welcoming addresses: 15 minutes
  • Two Keynote speeches: 30 minutes
  • Sessions: two speakers (NZ and ROK) for 30 minutes and 45 minutes for discussion

Opening session (09:00-09:45) (Chaired by NZIIA)

  • Welcome address by Hon Sir Douglas Kidd President NZIIA, response by Chancellor Ambassador Lee Joon-gyu, (IFANS)
  • Keynote speeches: NZ MFAT Deputy Secretary David Walker & Ambassador Park Yongkyu

Session 1 (0945-11:00) Strategic Environment in the Asia-Pacific (Chaired by IFANS)

  1. Rising China and the US strategy in East Asia
  2. Korean Peninsula issue and security in Northeast Asia

Chaired by CHOE, Wongi (IFANS)
Lead Speakers

  1. Professor Robert Ayson , Director, Centre for Strategic Studies (VUW)
  2. CHOI, Wooseon (IFANS)

Initial Respondents

  1. LEE, Jaehyon (IFANS)
  2. Terence O’Brien (NZIIA/CSS)

Coffee break (1100-1120)

Session II (1120-12:35) NZ-ROK bilateral Relations in Regional Context (Chaired by NZIIA)

  • NZ-ROK bilateral relations in broad perspective including socio-cultural aspect
  • Regional architectures and NZ-ROK collaboration

Chaired by Peter Nichols (NZIIA)
Lead Speakers

  1. Paul Bellamy (NZIIA)
  2. LEE, Jaehyon (IFANS)

Initial Respondents

  1. HAM, Jung Han (Korean Embassy)
  2. Dr Andrew BUTCHER, Asia New Zealand Foundation

Lunch (1235-1335)

Session III (1335-1450): NZ-ROK Economic relations (Chaired by IFANS)

  • Prospects for Korea-NZ FTA and Cooperation in other areas
  • Regional economic cooperation: TPP, APEC, EAFTA, CEPEA etc.

Chaired by CHOI, Wooseon (IFANS)
Lead Speakers

  1. LEE, Kyounghee (KIEP)
  2. Professor Gary Hawke (VUW/NZIIA)

Initial Respondents

  1. Suse Reynolds (NZIIA)
  2. CHOE, Wongi (IFANS)

Coffee break (1450-1510)

Session IV (1510-1625): Cooperation on Global issues (Chaired by NZIIA)

  • Global governance: G20, global financial crisis, NSS
  • Other global issues: climate change, development assistance

Chaired by Professor Les Holborow (NZIIA)
Lead Speakers

  1. CHOE, Wongi (IFANS)
  2. Anthony Scott (NZIIA)

Initial Respondents

  1. Dr Roderic Alley (NZIIA)
  2. LEE, Kyounghee (KIEP)

Closing session (1625-1645) (Chaired by NZIIA)

  • Closing remarks by NZIIA (Brian Lynch, Director) & IFANS(Chancellor LEE)
  • Signing of MOU between IFANS & NZIIA

- For IFANS : Chancellor LEE Joon-gyu
- For NZIIA : President Hon Sir Douglas Kidd


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