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The 20th Unification Academy

Unification Academies  2021.09.08


This year, Seoul National University IPUS hosted the 20th ‘Unification Academy’. Many undergraduate and graduate students interested in Unification and the North Korea issue participated from April 6 to May 25. The Unification Academy improved understanding and interest among participating students about Unification and North Korea, and was also designed to produce future elites within a unified Korean Peninsula. This year’s Unification Academy also received high attention as the total number of participants reached 107 despite the fact that it was conducted in full non-face-to-face due to the COVID-19, of which 84 completed. This academy provided opportunities for students to think about plans for a desirable unified Korean Peninsula.

The 20th Unification Academy (2021.4.6-5.25) We also attached the class materials below.

1st week – Age of discontinuity, asking about unification again (Hahn, Monica)

2nd week – North Korean marketization, where are we? (Lee, Kyungsoo)

3rd week – After the 8th party conference, North Korean politics and the future (Lee, Jung-Chul)

4th week – U.S.-China hegemony Competition and Unification of the Korean Peninsula (Ko, Bong-jun)

5th week – Divided Trauma and Heart Integration (Kim, Sungkyung)

6th week – Go big or go home, Confederation and Federation – Unification Debate (Song, Young Hoon)

7th week – 70 Years of Conversation and Negotiation – What Do You Learn? (Kim, Yeon-cheol)

8th week – SDG and North Korea Development Cooperation (Kim, Tae Gyun)