In 2020, the Republic of Korea and the Russian Federation celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. The dynamic dialogue between the two states promotes economic cooperation, cultural exchange, innovation, and positive changes in international relations. The conference seeks to support diverse research on Korean-Russian relations and encourage scholarly exchange between Korean and Russian researchers, though scholars from all regions are invited to participate.
The first objective of the conference is to contribute to the understanding of Korean-Russian relations in regional and global contexts. The second objective is to encourage wide-ranging discussion of external and internal factors in Korea and Russia’s foreign policies and their responses to regional and global economic challenges and opportunities. By exploring Korean and Russian perspectives on international politics and economics, this conference will provide new theoretical and practical insights into foreign policymaking, global cooperation, and intercultural dialogue.
Conference organizers: National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russian Federation), Kyung Hee University (Republic of Korea), and HSE and Kyung Hee University Double Degree Programme 'Economics and Politics in Asia'.
Selected papers will be considered for publication in a special issue or an edited volume.
In case the Conference cannot take place physically due to travel and other restrictions in place to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the Conference will go online as a series of webinars.
Although the conference has a theme, submissions are considered broadly under individual topics of interest, including, but not limited to:
- Evolution of Korean-Russian Relations: External and internal factors
- Development and peacebuilding on the Korean peninsula
- Russia’s 'turn to the East': Challenges and opportunities
- Development of the Russian Far East and Russia’s relations with East Asian countries
- Sustainability and energy security: Korean and Russian perspectives
- Public diplomacy: Lessons from Korea and Russia
- Heritage, memory and the politics of identity
- China’s foreign policy under Xi Jinping: A 'peaceful rise 2.0' or a threat to the international order?
- Engaging Japan: Cooperation, friction, and prospects
- Eurasia at the crossroads of nationalism and regionalism
- The 'East-West' Dichotomy in contemporary international relations
Conference programme, online registration
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