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17th Seoul-Taipei Forum Kicks Off Wednesday
"Opportunities for Cooperation and Development"
Former S,Korean Prime Minister :Lee Hong-koo makes welcoming remarks during a dinner he hosted on Oct. 22.

The 17th Seoul-Taipei Forum "Opportunities for Cooperation and Development" opens at Millennium Seoul Hilton Hotel in downtown Seoul on Oct.22 for a three-day run.

Co-hosted by the Seoul Forum for International Affairs and the Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University of the Republic of China, the event is participated in by prominent intellectuals from Korea and Taiwan.

The Seoul Forum for International Affairs is a private, nonpartisan membership association dedicated to promotion a better understanding of korea's global and regional context. It was formally incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1992.

Lee Hong-koo, former South Korean Prime Minister and Chairman of the Seoul Forum hosted a reception and welcoming dinner on Oct. 22 in honor of participants at the Seoul academic event at Millennium Seoul Hilton.

Opening session for the Seoul-Taipei Forum is set to be held on Oct.23 with welcoming remarks by Kim Dalchoong, President of the Seoul Forum for International Affairs and Professor Emeritus, Yonsei University and Fredrick F. Chien, Chairman of the Cathay Charity Foundation of Taiwan.

Session One co-chaired by RHEE Sang-Woo, President of Hallym Institute of Advanced International Studies of Korea and Tuan Yao Cheng, Research Fellow and Director, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University of Taiwan will tackle foreign policies of the Ma Ying-jeou Administration.

Presenters during the session include KIM Heungkyu, Professor, Department of Asian-Pacific Studies, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security and Philip Yang, Professor, Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University.

In the second session to be held in the afternoon, foreign policies of South Korean President Lee Byung-bak administration will be discussed.

Former South Korean Foreign Minister YOON Young-kwan, who is now Professor, Department of International Relations, Seoul National University, will co-chair the session with Chen Shen Yen, Research Fellow and Director, Division of American and European Studies, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University.

Presenters at the session will be HONG Kyudok, Dean of College of Social Science, Sookmyung Womens University and Ming Lee, Professor, Department of Diplomacy, National Chengchi University.

After the coffee break, the Session III will follow to deal with U.S. Presidential Election and Implications for East Asia under the co-chairmanship of AHN Byung-joon, Visiting Professor of International Relations, Korea Development Institute and Yu-ming Shaw, Professor and Director, Graduate School of American Studies, Chinese Culture University.

Presenters at this session are CHOI Kang, Professor and Director-General, Department of American Studies, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security and Chen-Shen Yen, Research Fellow and Director, Division of American and European Studies, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University.

On Friday, October 24, the last day of the three-day event, Session IV will be held with theme of Tasks and Prospect for Northeast Asian Economic Cooperation under Co-chairs of YOUNG Soogil, President, National Strategy Institute and Wen-jen Hu, National Security Adviser of the National Policy Foundation during which BARK Taeho, Professor and Dean, Graduate School of International Relations, Seoul National University and Cheryl H.J. Tseng, Director, Department of Overall Planning, Council for Economic Planning and Development will make their presentations respectively.

Yeong-cho Chen, Representative, Taipei Mission in Korea will host a luncheon on Oct.23 for visiting delegates at Jade Room.

Participants of the event from Taipei are Fredrick F. Chien, Chairman, the Cathay Charity Foundation; Former President of Control Yuan (Head of delegation), Yu-ming Shaw, Professor and Director, Graduate School of American Studies, Chinese Culture University; Former Director General of Government Information Office.Wen-jen Hu, National Security Adviser, the National Policy Foundation Philip Yang , Senior Advisor, National Security Council; Professor, Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University, Cheryl H.J. Tseng, Director, Department of Overall Planning, Council for Economic Planning and Development, The Executive Yuan.Tuan Yao Cheng, Research Fellow & Director, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University. Ming Lee, Professor, Department of Diplomacy, National Chengchi University,Chen-Shen Yen, Research Fellow and Director, Division of American & European Studies, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, and Zheng-Jia Tsai, Research Fellow and Director, Division of Asia Pacific Studies, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University (Coordinator)

Seoul Participants, in the meantime, include AHN Byung-joon, Visiting Professor of International Relations, Korea Development Institute and BARK Taeho, Professor and Dean, Graduate School of International Relations, Seoul National University; Economic Adviser in the Office of the President.

Bios of Taipei Delegation

Fredrick F. Chien () is currently Chairman of Cathay Charity Foundation. Dr. Chien received his Ph.D. in International Relations from Yale University. He has previously served as President of Control Yuan of ROC(1999-2005); Speaker, National Assembly (1996-1998), Minister of Foreign Affairs (1990-1996); Representative of CCNAA Office in USA (1983-1988); Director General, Government Information Office(1972-1975); Member of Central Standing Committee, Kuomintang (1988-1998); Visiting Professor of Law School at National Taiwan University (1997-1999). Dr. Chien received Honorary LL.D. from Boston University(1997), Idaho State University (1997) and Sung Kon Kwan University of South Korea (1972); Honorary LLD., Doctor of Public Service, Honoris Cansa from Florida International University, USA(1994) ; Honorary Dr. of Literature from Wilson College, USA(1993); His publications include Memoir of Fredrick F. Chien(2005), Opportunity and Challenge (Arizona Historical Foundation, Hayden Library, Arizona University, Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A. 1995).

Tuan Y. Cheng (Ӯ) is Research fellow and Director of Institute of International Relations at National Chengchi University. Dr. Cheng has served in various posts at the IIR: Chief of International Cooperation and Exchange, Chief Editors of America Monthly and Issues & Studies (Chinese edition), and the Chair of the American and European Research Division at IIR. He received his graduate education at State University of N. Y. at Albany and the University of Georgia, and got the Ph. D. in 1989. He was visiting scholar at the Pacific Forum – CSIS in 1992, and the George Washington University in 2002-03. His research focus is mainly on IR theory, US-Taiwan relations, and American foreign policies.

Yu-Ming Shaw (ٯ) is Professor and Director of Graduate Institute of American Studies at Chinese Culture University. Professor Shaw received his Ph.D. in History from Chicago University. Dr. Shaw is Former Director of Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University 1984-19871994-1999and Former Minister of Government Information Office, Executive Yuan, ROC.(1987-1991) He is the author of many books and articles in Chinese and English, including Chinese Culture in the Mind of the West, in China as a Challenge to the Church (Co cilium: Religion in the Seventies, Vol. 126), eds., Claude Geffre and Joseph Spae (New York: The Seabury Press, 1979), pp.1-18. (This article has since been translated into French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and Italian; this book was also chosen by the International Bulletin of Missionary Research in 1981 as one of the sixteen Outstanding Books on China and Christianity that had appeared in English since 1965);An American Missionary in China: John Leighton Stuart and Chinese-American Relations (Cambridge, Mass.: Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University, 1992) ; Challenges and Responses: The Republic of China Prepares Itself for the Twenty-First Century, in Contemporary China Approaching The 21st Century (College Park, Maryland: University Press of Maryland, 2000), pp. 137-144.

Wei-jen Hu (為真), National Security Adviser of the National Policy Foundation and Visiting Fellow at Harvard University 2007-2008, was the Taipei Representative in Singapore (Ambassador of the Republic of China to Singapore) between 2005 and 2007.Prior to that, he was the Representative of the ROC (Taiwan) in Germany (2001-2005), Deputy Secretary General of the National Security Council in Taipei(1999-2001), Deputy Director General of the National Security Bureau (1993-1999), Chief of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of ROC(1991-1993). In the 1980s and 1970s he served in various positions in Chicago, Johannesburg, Washington, D. C., Pretoria, and Taipei. He was also an adjunct Associate Professor at National Chengchi University, Taipei. Dr. Hu's publications include "From Hostile to Friendly: Franco-German Relations as the Engine of the European Union" (2008); From Nixon to Clinton: An Examination of the Evolution of the One-China Policy of the United States (2001, a university textbook), and others. Dr. Hu has a Ph.D. in International Politics from the University of Pretoria, Republic of South Africa and a M.S in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, USA

Philip Y. M. Yang (٥) is a Senior Advisor of National Security Council, R.O.C.. Dr. Yang received his doctoral degree in International Law and Organization from University of Virginia in 1995 and subsequently joined the faculty of the Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University. He also held visiting positions with Keio University (2000), University of Tokyo and Hokkaido University (1999) and University of British Columbia (1998). He has published extensively in Chinese, English and Japanese on topics such as Taiwan and Asia-Pacific security issues. Dr. Yang is also the founder and administrator of the Taiwan Security Research website, www.taiwansecurity.org.

Cheryl H.J. Tseng () the Director of Department of General Planning , Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), The Executive Yuan, R.O.C. ( March 2005~ ) Ms. Tseng received her Master Degree in International Development Economics, Yale University, USA (1989) She has served as Coordinator of Service Trade negotiation for Taiwans WTO Accession, (1995~2001); Coordinator of the Group on Service(GOS), APEC (1999~2001); Coordinator of Taiwans Attendance of the Economic Leaders Meeting , APEC (1998, 1999). Coordinator of Taiwans Attendance of the Economic Committee (EC), APEC (1995~ )

Ming Lee (٥) is a professor of Department of Diplomacy at the National Chengchi University. Professor Lee received his doctorate degree from the University of Virginia (UVA), Charlottesville, United States, majoring in foreign affairs. Before transferring to the UVA, he also studied at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University for two years. After his returning to Taipei in 1988, Dr. Lee first worked at the Institute of International Relations (IIR) of the NCCU as an Associate Research Fellow, then he became the Section Chief of the Cooperation and Exchange Program of the IIR . In August 1992, Dr. Lee was again recruited into the Department of Diplomacy of the University. Dr. Lee became a full professor since August 1998 and served as the Chair of the Department from August 2003 to July 2007. Professor Lees interests cover the Northeast Asian international relations, American foreign policy, Chinese affairs, international relations, and crisis management. In addition to his contribution to the campus, Professor Lee is also active and generous in some off-campus services. Professor Lee was the President of the Chinese Association for Korean Studies, a nation-wide non-profit academic organization, from 1998 to 2002. Professor Lees first book Eco-Political Development of North and South Korea and Security of Northeast Asia (in Chinese) was published in 1998. Other publications include Military Confidence-Building Measures in the Northeast Asia: Experience and Prospect, in National Strategic Studies Institute (2002), ed., Security and Conflict Prevention Across the Taiwan Strait in the Early 21st Century; and Security Development in Korean Peninsula, in Taiwan Research Institute, ed. White Paper of Taiwan Security Outlook in 2001(2001). He has published numerous papers both in Chinese and English.

Chen-shen J. Yen () is a Research Fellow at the Institute of International Relations (Taipei) and Secretary General of the Forum on African Studies in Taiwan (FAST). He earned MAs in History and Political Science from the University of Texas and holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Purdue University. He taught for several years in the United States before joining the Institute in 1995. In 1999-2001, Dr. Yen served as the Dean of Academic Research and Cooperation at National Chengchi University. His current research interests include American Politics, American Foreign Policy, African Politics and Cross-Strait Relations. In 2005, he assumes the editorship of the reputed journal Issues & Studies.

Zheng-Jia Tsai (ʫ) is a Research Fellow of Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from National Chengchi University. His research fields include Political Economy, Japanese PE study, and South Korea PE study. He was Visiting Scholar to Hanyung UniversityS. Korea2003 June –2003 Octoberand Visiting Scholar to Tokyo University in Foreign Language2002 June –2002 Oct.He has published various books and Journal articles on financial reforms and monetary policy. In 2005, he assumes the editorship of the reputed journal Issues & Studies.




 

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