HSF Korea works with partners in North and South Korea on sustainable development and wetland conservation, also in order to create a platform for dialogue on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia. The virtual conference on the Hwaseong Wetlands, taking place on December 1, 2020 from 10am - 4pm KST is now open for registration.
With the cases of daily COVID-19 infections having been relatively low in Korea for the past month, Dr. Hyun-Ah Choi could attend and actively participate in various conferences and workshops regarding several important topics concerning the environment and peace. Dr. Bernhard Seliger and Felix Glenk also took part in a workshop on German reunification.
To promote inter-Korea exchanges and cooperation as well as regional development through the border area, the first Border Peace Forum was held on November 25. Due to the spread of COVID-19 the forum was conducted online but still actively joined by experts from various fields. Dr. Bernhard Seliger, representative of HSF Korea, participated as an expert in inter-Korean cooperation and environmental preservation.
With the US elections bringing some new dynamics into the situation on the Korean Peninsula, on November 13th, Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea and Hallym University of Graduate Studies (HUGS) hosted a conference bringing together leading experts from several countries to discuss the geo-political perspectives of Northeast Asia.
In South Korea, the American presidential elections and Joe Biden's ultimate victory were followed with great attention. Many hopes and expectations are attached to the future US president. How will the military alliance with the USA develop? What will his North Korea policy look like? Dr. Seliger, representative of HSF Korea comments on the US elections and possible consequent future developments on the Korean Peninsula.