On November, 12th, 2015, the professor Alan V. Deardorff from the department of economics, the Michigan University gave a lecture about “Pros and Cons of Trans-Pacific Partnership”. He described TPP as a “living agreement” as there have been a lot of debate whether a specific country join TPP. He explained the overall contents of TPP agreement and what might be behind the curtains of TPP. He also indicated that Japan’s participation changed the characteristics of TPP. He mentioned that TPP will make US to be able to write the rules for the international trading system. He explained the seven parts of TPP, and glanced who will gain and lose
On November 16th, 2015, Oscar Herrera, Ambassador of Ecuador in the Republic of Korea, was invited to share his insights on the negotiations for a Strategic Economic Cooperation Agreement (SECA) between the Republic of Ecuador and the Republic of Korea. By presenting a new concept, SECA, different from the existing Free Trade Agreements, Ambassador Herrera highlighted the internal decision-making process of each government, and elaborated negotiations followed to build up more balanced agreement between two countries. Marcelo Pazos. Commercial Counselor of Pro Ecuador in South Korea, suggested possible scenarios from his research conducted on the feasibility of SECA. As a former student of GSIS, Mr. Pazos led dynamic discussions with students who attended the lecture.
On November, 19th, 2015, the reporter Woo, Jong-guk from Korea Business week gave a lecture about “How to write and how to think.” He introduced the examples of splendid lectures and writings with the diverse substantial examples. And he gave five tips on how to write by subtracting a lot of unnecessary things, emphasizing that erasing part is the most important part.. Student asked about how to find the synonyms properly and he recommended to read various diverse materials. Another student requested to introduce good examples of self-introduction letter: He explained the good-quality of interview and writing.
On Wednesday, November 18th, GSIS has prepared a workshop on Korea-U.S. cooperation to reshape East Asian regional architecture with the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) of Stanford University. Distinguished Follows of APARC and specialists on U.S.-East Asia relations were invited to share their views. Prof. Gi-Wook Shin, director of APARC, gave opening remarks with Prof. Chong-Sup Kim, Dean of GSIS. The first session was focused on the possible adjustment of US foreign policy and diplomacy in Northeast Asia with regional partners. The second session was concerned in ‘US domestic politics and the development of the TPP regional trade agreement’. Students and scholars participated in the workshop and interacted with panelists of each session.
The Center for International Commerce & Strategy has prepared “2015 FTA and Trade policy Symposium” on Thursday, 12th November. On this symposium, diverse renowned specialists were invited and shared their views on Korea’s FTA and Trade policy and its prospect. The first session was mainly for the Korea’s FTA and Trade policy, with Prof. Park Tae-ho and Prof. Kim Hyun-jong. In the second session, Prof. Ahn Duk-geun, Prof. Jo Dong-ho and Prof. Lee Seok presented their view on the North ? South Koreans’ economic cooperation within WTO system. Prof. Kim Jong-sup., Prof. Hur-Yun and Doctor Lee Siwook shared their thought on the relation between FTA commerce policy and developmental cooperation. In the last session, Prof. Choi, Byong-il, Prof. Jung Inkyo, and Doctor Seo JinKyo suggested the Korea’s future FTA policy. Many students, officials and journalists attended the symposium.
There was a special lecture held by Professor Thomas Christiansen from the Maastricht University on November 11th. The lecture covered characteristics between two grand actors in the international field of politics, the EU and China, mainly with the perspectives from the European countries. As one of the Union's core strategic partners, China has gradually gained European leaders' attention. The long ties between the two continents have started from the economic field - the trade partners per se - for the EU and China became surely the big economic actors in the global economic market. Although the economic connections still influence both actors the most, the hybrid characteristic of the Union is relatively influential, causing the tensions and relaxations.
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