“Building Peace on the Korean Peninsula and in East Asia: What we must do now”


Open Discussion:


“Building Peace on the Korean Peninsula and in East Asia:

What we must do now”


An open discussion on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day

(end of the First World War).


Sunday, November 11, 2018

7-9 PM

@ Common Foundation


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Opening remarks:

Peace in Korea and Peace in the World

“한반도 평화 및 지구평화”

Emanuel Pastreich


The Asia Institute

이만열 (임마누엘 페스트라이쉬)

아시아인스티튜트 이사장

Professor Kim Dong-Choon

Sungkonghoe University




(15 minutes)

“How do we create lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula?”

“어떻게하면 영구한 평화를 한반도에서 시작 하나?”


청바지 대표

“동북아의 평화 어디부터?”

Kwak Na-eun


“Where will peace in Northeast Asia Start??




“We are now at a stage where there is a real possibility of peace on the Korean Peninsula, even as we are faced with immense geopolitical challenges in East Asia, especially in light of the increasing militarism in US policy and the Trump administration’s abandonment of nuclear arms control. This open discussion will bring together thoughtful people in Seoul to discuss honestly what exactly needs to be done right now and to make sure that the current overtures to North Korea lead to an actual peace treaty that will lay the groundwork for lasting peace throughout the region. We must start a positive cycle to counter the drive for military confrontation.

The gathering will take place on the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the formal end of the First World War. Although the World War I seems far away for Koreans, the dangers of the current military buildup and the relentless pursuit of profit-driven economic strategies are eerily similar to the situation that led to the First World War, so much so that we have much to learn from that tragedy in Europe.

We welcome all concerned citizens to join us at this meeting and give your opinions. We hope to organize effectively so that we can turn our ideas into concrete action.


The Commons Foundation

3rd Floor

141-9 Itaewon 1dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea

02 796-1839

커먼즈 파운데이션


서울특별시 용산구 이태원1동 141-8

02 796-1839



Emanuel Pastreich


The Asia Institute


010 3444 1598

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