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Title Accepting Applications for the 8th “IFES Academy of Korean Unification Economy”
Date 2019.08.20
Type [Event]
Title:    Accepting Applications for the 8th “IFES Academy of Korean Unification Economy”

○ Invitation

“Peace Economy” is a rising topic in the age of peace and prosperity. The government is consolidating peace and preparing for a new era in which peace becomes an economy. Economic exchange is not necessarily the only element that guarantees peace, but it certainly does contribute to alleviating confrontation and conflict. The peace economy is opening up the path of our stagnant economy and a strategy for opening a new future. In addition, the peace economy will be sustainable and expandable by creating a mechanism for sharing peace benefits with neighboring countries, including the United States. The internal and external situations are not favorable but it could become a reality someday when we continue to dream. The Kyungnam University's Institute for Far Eastern Studies (IFES) will launch the 8th IFES Academy of Korean Unification Economy for three months from September 26 to study the peace economy, the situation of Northeast Asia, and the issues and prospects of the inter-Korean economic cooperation.

In 1999, the institute launched the “Academy of Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation,” the first program to train experts on the subject, and throughout the years saw over 2,000 participants complete the program. Since 2014, the institute has been running the succession of the “Academy of Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation,” the “IFES Academy of Korean Unification Economy.” The Academy of Korean Unification Economy has been a consistently upgraded educational program and invites the most well renowned experts on North Korea to use knowledge understanding of North Korea as a basis to search for practical measures to prepare for North Korea’s entrance into the economy. Concluding 6 Classes and graduating over 200 students so far, the “IFES Academy for Korean Unification” not only focuses on inter-Korean economic cooperation, but also inter-Korean economic integration, and preparing for a new era of Northeast Asian economic cooperation, preparing a high quality program that has received massive support from previous participants.
In this class’ curriculum, we will focus on looking at North Korea’s current economy and the change in the environment of inter-Korean economic cooperation, while looking at cases of recent investments in North Korea and explaining in-depth the reality and issues of economic cooperation going forward. Topics that will additionally be covered include the virtuous cycle relationship between peace and economy, US-Chinese relations, and the Korean peninsula’s peace regime’s economic unification. Starting with adventurous entrepreneurs who can lead the economic unification in the era of peace on the peninsula, and including public workers, judicial officers, and members of social organizations, we encourage participation from any and all who are interested.

○ Application Guideline
1. Number of Applicants Accepted
Around 50
2. Target Applicants
Various levels of Institution or organization’s business executives, staff members, or policy planners, as well as anyone interested in inter-Korean economic cooperation.
3. Program Schedule
From Sept. 26, 2019 to Dec. 12, 2019 (Every Thursday, 7-9 PM)
4. Application Period
Beginning from Aug. 19, 2019 (Mon) to Sept. 20 (Fri)
5. Application Materials and Screening Process
Application Materials:
-Enrollment Application Form – Form download:  http://ifes.kyungnam.ac.kr
-Verification Photo – Attach Picture File Inside the Application
-Submit documents to: alimseo@kyungnam.ac.kr
Screening Process:
Individual Notification to those who have submitted both the application form and the tuition deposit.
6. Class Location
 Institute for Far Eastern Studies (IFES) of Kyungnam University [Located in Samcheong-dong, Seoul]
7. Tuition  
- 1,000,000 KRW
.Account Number: Korea Post 014233-01-003500, Account Holder: Kyungnam University
8. Student Benefits
. Provides an opportunity to share experiences and Information with entrepreneurs and experts on inter-Korean trade and economic cooperation.
. Provides materials related to North Korea’s economy, inter-Korean economic cooperation, and North Korea’s general state of affairs.
. Invitations to the Institute for Far Eastern Studies various seminars and academic conferences.
. Provides an opportunity to participate in various seminars and information sessions with North Korea
9. Inquiries: ☏ 02) 3700-0708, 0709 / FAX 3700-0707 

○ Program
Lecture Date Lecture Title Lecturer
Lecture 1 Sept. 26, 2019 (Keynote Lecture)
Opportunities and Challenges of Peace Economy
KIM, Yeon Chul
Minister of Unification
Lecture 2 Oct. 10, 2019 US-DPRK Relations: Approaches and Solutions for North Korean Nuclear Issue AHN, Hoyoung
President of University of North Korean Studies, former ROK ambassador to the US
Lecture 3 Oct. 17, 2019 ROK-Japan Relations: Conflicts and Solutions LEE, Su-hoon
Professor, Kyungnam University
Former ROK ambassador to Japan
Lecture 4 Oct. 24, 2019 China-DPRK Relations: Conditions and Prospects for Economic Exchange and Cooperation CHOI, Moon
College of Economic and Management at Yanbian University, China
Lecture 5 Oct. 31, 2019 Russia-DPRK Relations: Conditions and Prospects for Economic Exchange and Cooperation LEE, Tae-rim
Director General for Planning and Coordination
Presidential Committee on Northern Economic Cooperation
Lecture 6 Nov. 9, 2019 (Sat) Field Study Trip and Workshop (Panmunjom and Inter-Korean Transit Office) IFES Academy of Korean Unification Economy team
Lecture 7 Nov. 14, 2019 Paradigm Change in the North Korean Economy in the Kim Jong Un Era LIM, Eul Chul
Institute for Far Eastern Studies,
Kyungnam University
Lecture 8 Nov. 21, 2019 Prospects for Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation: Focus on Current Projects LEE, Hwa-young
Vice Governor for Peace of 
Gyeonggi Province
Lecture 9 Nov. 28, 2019 Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation: Issues and Tasks JI, Seung-woo
Director of Planning
Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation Bureau of Ministry of Unification
Lecture 10 Dec. 5, 2019 Overseas Koreans and North Korea: North Korea Projects  KIM, Pil-ju
Agriculture and Life Sciences College at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology
Lecture 11 Dec. 12, 2019 Lessons to be Learned from Previous Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation
(Completion Ceremony)
LEE, Kwan-sei
IFES, Kyungnam University and Former Vice-Minister of Unification
* Schedule may be subject to change.