The Center for Diplomatic and Trade Studies (CDTS) held a forum on June 19 to discuss how South Korea should pursue diplomacy toward the Indo-Pacific region.
During the Diplomatic Forum at the International Conference Hall of Seoul Campus, debaters also discussed the roles that South Korea and India could play in the Indo-Pacific, a vast area stretching from the west coast of India to the western shores of the United States and a term widely used recently in place of the Asia-Pacific.
Moreover, the forum’s topics also included the environment of South Korea’s national security and the direction of the country’s foreign policy in the region. After the discussion, they had a question and answer session with students who were present at the forum. The forum, the eighth of its kind, not only facilitates dialogue between scholars and diplomats but also provides students with opportunities to learn about various fields of diplomacy.
Attending the forum were Choi Jin-wook, a former president of the Korea Institute for National Unification, University of Tennessee professor Brandon C. Prins and Hwang Won-jae, and Rajiv Kumar, a research professor at HUFS.