“Asia Pacific Women’s Conference” will be held in Sydney on Friday, 6 Dec. 2013, and cover many topics related to Korean unification, North Korean women, and peace and stability in the region. The conference will take place at Novotel Darling Harbour.
It will be opened at 9:00 by the Chairman of the National Unification Advisory Council Australia, Ms Susan Lee; followed by congratulatory speeches from Korean Consul-General in Sydney, Mr Whie-jin Lee; the Vice-Chairman of NUAC Asian Region Mr Eunho Seung (Chairman of the Korindo Group, Indonesia), and the Hon. Victor Dominello, the NSW Minister for Citizenship and Communities.
A keynote speech will be given by Ms Eunsook Shin, the Director of Unification Policy, the Secretariat of the National Unification Advisory Council.
10.30-11.20 – Dr Kyungja Jung (University of Technology Sydney) will present a research paper, “North Korean Defectors in Australia”
11.20-12.10 – Dr Leonid Petrov (Australian National University) will present a research paper, “Changes without Reform in North Korea”.
15.10-16.00 – Dr Sue Mi Terry (Columbia University and former analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency) will present on “Challenges and Opportunities for Unification, and Women’s Roles”;
16.10-16.50 – Ms Hayley Channer (Australian Strategic Policy Institute) will talk about “The impact of North Korea’s Nuclear Weapon Program on the Asia Pacific”.
The conference will be attended by 100 representatives from Korea, Australia, New Zealand and other Asia-Pacific countries…