THE CKFTA & FUTURE OF CANADIAN-KOREAN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
On Thursday, June 11, 2015, Massey College, Munk School of Global Affairs and the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History at the University of Toronto jointly hosted a full-day conference entitled, “Canada-Korea Strategic Partnership” at the Campbell Conference Facility of the Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place).
In light of the recent agreement of the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement, this conference aimed to critically examine opportunities, challenges and strategies for strengthening bilateral relationship between Canada and South Korea. It brought together high-level political leaders, civil servants, scholars and legal & business leaders for a practical discussion on the future of Canada-Korea bilateral relations.
The first keynote address was delivered by His Excellency Dae-Shik Jo, the recently appointed South Korean Ambassador to Canada, on “The Coming 50 Years: Transforming Possibility into Reality.”
There were three panel discussions at this conference, first on CKFTA, second on defence, and the final one on culture/education. Hon. Justice Michael Kirby delivered a special luncheon keynote address at the Upper Library of Massey College.
This conference was co-sponsored by the Asian Institute (Centre for the Study of Korea & Dr.David Chu Program for Asia-Pacific Studies) at the Munk School, Canadian Studies Program at University College, International Relations Program at Trinity College and the University of Toronto Korean Students Association.
For more information, please contact:
Tina Park, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Toronto & Conference Co-Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(c) Photo by Nicolett Jakab