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International forum on Oct. 6

Experts from Asia and Europe will gather to discuss issues related to Northeast Asia at the J-Global-Chatham House Forum 2014 at the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Chosun Hotel in Jung District, Seoul, on Oct. 6. The forum will have the theme “Peace and Cooperation in Northeast Asia,” and is a joint effort between the UK-based Royal Institute of International Affairs, also known as Chatham House, the JoongAng Ilbo, JTBC and the Yumin Cultural Foundation.

Next year marks the 70th anniversary of the division of the Korean Peninsula, while tension in Northeast Asia is rising as Japan exercise more rights to self-defense and China continues to modernize its military.

The inaugural forum will be attended by some 20 experts in the fields of foreign affairs, security and economics including former Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd, Director of Chatham House Robin Niblett, New York Times chief diplomatic correspondent in the Beijing bureau Jane Perlez and Dean of Peking University’s School of International Studies Jia Qingguo.

The highlights of the forum will be broadcast on JTBC on Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

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