31.5.2022: Conference: “Republic of Korea and Central Europe Future Cooperation“

We cordially invite you to the conference “Republic of Korea and Central Europe Future Cooperation”, organized by the Center for Asian Studies (CAS) in cooperation with the Prague Embassy of the Republic of Korea, the Institute of International Relations Prague (IIR) and the Faculty of International Relations.

The conference will take place on Tuesday, May 31 (8:40-12:30, in the rector’s meeting room, 169 NB), at the Prague University of Economics and Business.

Please register through the website of the Institute of International Relations Prague.




Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has triggered a wide range of debates in the international society. While the war in Ukraine is crystallizing the divide between democratic and authoritarian countries, it has also shaken global energy markets. In this regard, this year’s conference will focus on the war in Ukraine and its impact on the world order and energy security, supply chain, and possible cooperation between the ROK and Europe.


8:40 – 9:00: Registration
9:00 – 9:15: Opening remarks
  • Taejin Kim, Korean Ambassador to the Czech Republic
  • Radek Čajka, Vice Dean for International Relations and PR, Faculty of International Relations, VŠE
  • Jakub Eberle, Research Director, Institute of International Relations Prague
9:15 – 10:40: Panel Discussion on the World Order after the War in Ukraine
  • Sang-yoon Ma, professor, School of International Studies, Catholic University of Korea
  • Tomáš Petříček, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
  • Alica Kizeková, head of Asia Pacific Unit, Institute of International Relations Prague
  • Jeremy Alan Garlick, director of the Jan Masaryk Centre for International Studies and Centre for Asian Studies (CAS), Faculty of International Relations, Prague, University of Economics and Business
  • Moderátor: Teodor Marjanovič, editor, Czech TV
10:40 – 11:00: Break and Refreshments
11:00 – 12:25: Panel Discussion on Energy Security, Supply Chain, and Cooperation between Korea and Europe
  • Jae-Seung Lee, professor, Graduate School of International Studies/Division of International Studies, Korea University
  • Martina Tauberová, former Deputy Minister for EU and International Trade, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
  • Jan Prášil, director of the Strategy, Research, and International Cooperation in Nuclear Energy Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
  • Moderátor: Teodor Marjanovič, editor, Czech TV

The program may be subject to change.