South Korea's Relations with Myanmar: A Stepping Stone To Enhanced Global Engagement

 
Date & Time: 
Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
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South Korea's Relations with Myanmar:
A Stepping Stone To Enhanced Global Engagement

Since the implementation of democratic reforms in 2011, Myanmar has attracted the attention of countries around the world seeking to capitalize on its gradual economic opening, including South Korea. South Korea has doubled its development assistance, trade, and investment in the Southeast Asian country in less than five years, yet it still lags behind other major regional powers in these categories. While South Korea may not necessarily be able to overtake its larger competitors, it is uniquely positioned to leverage its economic standing to develop a broader and more strategic relationship with Myanmar. Against the backdrop of continuing regional change such a relationship could not be more timely.

Please join KEI and Korea-Myanmar experts Drs. Matteo Fumagalli and David Steinberg for a discussion on what South Korea’s ties with Myanmar reveal about its foreign policy and how Seoul can optimize this relationship to boost its role in an evolving regional and global order.

 


 

Thursday, February 16, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

KEI Conference Facility 
1800 K St NW | Suite 1010

 

featuring:


Matteo Fumagalli
Associate Professor
Central European University


discussant:


David Steinberg
Distinguished Professor of Asian Studies Emeritus
Georgetown University


moderated by:


Kyle Ferrier
Director of Academic Affairs and Research
Korea Economic Institute of America