Call For Papers: The Korean War & Reunification Symposium



The Korean War & Reunification Symposium

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Canada and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University are holding the Korean War and Reunification Symposium

November 17th 2014, 10 am to 2.30 pm
Residence Commons, Carleton University

Session 1- The meaning of the Korean War to Canada, then and now
More than sixty years ago, with the world still weary from the Second World War, 26,000 Canadians answered the call of duty to defend the freedom of Korea. Over the last sixty years, bilateral ties have continued to strengthen, culminating in the recent Free Trade Agreement – the first FTA Canada signed in the Asia Pacific region. As the Canada-Korea relations become stronger, so does the significance of Canada’s contribution to the Korean War, often referred to as the “Forgotten War.” Therefore, the meaning of the Korean War to Canada, then and now, must be looked at afresh and in greater detail.

Session 2- The future of the Korean peninsula in the context of reunification.
The myriad potential consequences of Korea’s reunification not only for South and North Korea but also for regional and global security, is a topic of momentous future importance. Given Canada’s contribution to the Korean War, the recent Canada-ROK FTA, and the overall solid foundation of the ties between our two democracies, a Canadian perspective on Korea’s reunification bears natural relevance.
– Write a research paper (submit 4-5 page proposal and the selected applicants will be asked to submit 20 pages long research paper) on the topic of your choice.
Successful participants will present their papers at the symposium and be rewarded (ex. Samsung Galaxy Tab). Two successful presenters will be given the opportunity to participate in the 2015 Youth Peace Camp in Korea.

The deadline for submissions of 3-4 page proposals is Sep 22nd, 2014; successful presenters will be contacted in due course to submit research papers of 20 pages in length by Oct 27th 2014.

Please email submissions and direct queries to defenceasst@koreanembassy.ca or at 613 244 5025

Keynote speakers, Moderators and Commentators
-His Excellency Cho Hee Yong, Ambassador of Republic of Korea to Canada,
-Ambassador Marius Grinius, former Ambassador to the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
-Professor Dane Rowlands, Director of Norman Patterson School of International Affairs
-General (Retired) Ramsey Withers, Former Chief of Defence Staff and a Korean War Veteran
-Associate Professor Jacob Kovalio, Department of History at Carleton University

If you would like to attend the symposium, please confirm you attendance.
To Register, please RSVP at defenceasst@koreanembassy.ca and direct any inquiries to 613 244 5025

Categories: 2014

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