Launching Asia Trends #7: Special edition on South Korea

Note: The event will be hybrid, held both remotely and in person. Signup to the online version is in our ‘Events’.

Event description

13th of October 2021, CEST 17:30-21:00

At the occasion of the launch of our Asia Trends #7, a publication focused on South Korea, we will be organising an exclusive event with the South Korean (ROK) Embassy in France. This event will take place at the Cercle de l’Union Interalliée in Paris, with the participation of our various authors and Embassy members.

We hope to (re)invigorate French-South Korean relations with our 3rd South Korea-specific event, and identify the ever-changing avenues to get to know South Korea better. We will bring a variety of discussion topics to the table, accompanied by two dynamic panels covering security and innovation.

Our event will take place in compliance with the sanitary measures in France; the number of places available is therefore limited to 60 places. Registration is first come, first served, so don’t wait to reserve your spot!


Opening remarks [17:30-]

Panel discussion 1 (in French)
Moderated by Richard Arzt, a journalist (Slate) who specialises in Asia, where he was at for more than 20 years
Guest speakers: Christophe Gaudin, Paul André, Cédric Legrand, Soo Min Hong and Asta Diabaté

Panel discussion 2 (in English)
Moderated by Soo Min Hong
Guest speakers: Eric Bailbach, Eriks Varpahovskis, Tereza Novotná and Angeliki Katsarou

Closing remarks

Cocktails [-21:00]


Content that you will get to discover in Asia Trends #7:

Is Korea on the treshold of G7? A public choice approach: strategic opportunities and challenges ahead in the perspective of an enlarged G7

by Paul André


Mapping Perception of the Korean Public Diplomacy in the EU

by Rafał Smoczyńsky & Eriks Varpahovskis


Combining Boldness with Pragmatism: Towards a More Sustainable North Korea Strategy of the EU

by Rafał Smoczyńsky & Eriks Varpahovskis


The Biden administration and the strategic stability of the Korean peninsula

by Marianne Peron-Doise


The DPRK’s operations in cyber space

by Elisabeth I-Mi Suh


The Korean model of democracy vs. “oriental despotism”

by Christophe Gaudin


Korea, model country in the management of the COVID-19 crisis

by Cédric Legrand


Korea and The EU Battling Covid19: Towards Cooperation to Improve the Global Governance of Health?

by Dr. Tereza Novotná


Riding the wave of tech innovation through strategy and action: understanding South Korea’s drive to become a startup nation

by Asta Diabaté and Soo Min Hong


South Korean Cinema in the age of COVID-19: Utilizing experience gained from past hardships, mapping out future trajectories

by Angeliki Katsarou




5:30 pm