Towards Peace in the Korean Peninsula? Assessing a Spring of Summits

On Thursday 14 June, the KF-VUB Korea Chair and the CSIS Korea Chair jointly organized a high-level panel entitled “Towards Peace in the Korean Peninsula? Assessing a Spring of Summits.” In the aftermath of the meeting that took place between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, HE Kim Hyoung-zhin (ROK Ambassador to Belgium and the EU), Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo (KF-VUB Korea Chair, Institute for European Studies, VUB) and Dr. Victor Cha (CSIS Korea Chair) discussed the recent and upcoming development on the Korean Peninsula, including the US-North Korea summit, the two inter-Korean summits and Kim Jong-un’s two visits to China. The event was hosted by the Korean Cultural Center and aimed to build a transatlantic dialogue on Korea and East Asia more broadly in Brussels. The panel discussion was chaired and moderated by Dr. Janka Oertel (Transatlantic Fellow, Asia Program, The German Marshall Fund of the United States).

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