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To mark the establishment of a partnership between the Centre for Asia Pacific Strategy and the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies, we would like to invite you to attend this online Symposium. The partnership seeks to provide contemporary expert analysis on strategic issues effecting the Asia Pacific Region. The Symposium will be an annually occurring event, with the focus of each year’s event reflecting important strategic trends or issues arising in the region.

Six speakers, all regional experts from government, academia and the private sector, will focus on what the UK's Global Maritime Britain posture into the Asia Pacific region means for UK/ Republic of Korea (ROK) strategic relations. With discussions covering the intersection between geostrategic appreciations, economic power and maritime power.


Chair: Professor Greg Kennedy, Director of the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies, Defence Studies Department King's College London

  1. Regional Security Concerns in the Asia Pacific - Dr Shin, Beom-cheol, Director of the Center for Foreign Affairs and Security at Korea National Institute of Strategic Studies, and Dr Ramon Pacheco Pardo, Head of the Department of European & International Studies, King's College London.
  1. Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) - Professor Ahn, Dukgeun, Dean of International Affairs, Seoul National University, and David Henig, Director UK Trade Policy Project, European Centre for International Political Economy
  1. Impact and Influence of UK Carrier Strike Group for ROK/UK strategic relations - Rear Admiral (retired) Kim, Jin Hyung ROK Navy, and Captain (retired) Kevin Fleming, Royal Navy

The presenters will speak for 15 minutes followed by 15 minutes of audience Q&A. There will be a further 30 minutes for questions at the end.  

We hope that you will be able to join us at this first, of what promises to be many, important conversations about key strategic issues in the Asia Pacific region. We look forward to working with you.

The event takes place at 9:00 BST | 17:00 KST | 04:00 EDT

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At this event

Greg Kennedy

Professor of Strategic Foreign Policy

Anna Brinkman-Schwartz

Lecturer in Defence Studies

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