Past Events and Activities

2 July 2018 at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

Roundtable Series I
Linking the Academic Research into Policy and Practice: North Korea and Beyond

The Northern England Policy Centre for the Asia Pacific (NEPCAP) had its first roundtable event on “Linking the Academic Research into Policy and Practice: North Korea and Beyond” at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston, United Kingdom on 2 July 2018. Participants in this roundtable discussed how to build up long-term partnerships with stakeholders to maximise impact of our policy research and case studies.

Our roundtable series I was organised based on the following three themes:

  • Roles of Stakeholders in North Korea and its Development
  • Future Directions of Korea Peninsula and Beyond
  • Academic Research into Policy and Practice

Speakers and discussants of the roundtable were (Alphabetical order):

  • Benedict Rogers, Christian Solidarity Worldwide
  • Ed Griffith, University of Central Lancashire
  • Gabriel Jonsson, Stockholm University
  • John Nilsson-Wright, Chatham House
  • Mike Cowin, UK FCO
  • Niki Alsford, University of Central Lancashire
  • Robert Kelly, Pusan National University
  • Sebastien Berger, AFP
  • Sojin Lim, University of Central Lancashire
  • Virginie Grzelczyk, Aston University

30 November 2018 at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

Roundtable Series II
Post-Election analysis in Taiwan Roundtable Conference

The second roundtable event in The Northern England Policy Centre for the Asia Pacific (NEPCAP) roundtable series, “Post-Election analysis in Taiwan Roundtable Conference” was held at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) on the 30th November 2018. Participants discussed the results of the Taiwan general Elections and what this means for its future policies.

Our roundtable series II was organised based on the following three themes:

  • Possible future direction of Taiwan
  • Political allegiances of the public
  • Role of Protests and Taiwan March Foundation in Taiwan Political economy

Speakers and discussants of the roundtable were (Alphabetical order):

  • Dr Dafydd Fell, SOAS
  • Lin-Fei Fan, President of the Taiwan March Foundation
  • Michael Danielsen, Chairman of Taiwan Corner
  • Tao Wang, PhD student at the University of Central Manchester

11 February 2019 at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

Roundtable Series III
Recent trends in cross-strait relations Roundtable event

Presented on the 11 February 2019, “recent trends in cross-strait relations roundtable event” was the third in the Northern England Policy Centre for the Asia Pacific (NEPCAP) roundtable series. Discussing the talk given by General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping, and the response from President Tsai.

Roundtable series III was organised based on the following three themes:

  • Political response to Xi Jinping’s talk
  • The future direction of Taiwan and China
  • The development of cross-strait relations

Speakers and discussants of the roundtable were (Alphabetical order):

  • Andreas Fulda, University of Nottingham
  • Chia-yu Liang, University of Sussex
  • Dean Karalekas, Taiwan Centre for Security Studies
  • Niki Alsford, UCLan
  • Peter Gries, University of Manchester
  • Stephane Corcuff, Lyon University
  • Tao Wang, University of Manchester

October 2019

The International Institute of Korean Studies and the Northern England Policy Centre for the Asia Pacific collaborated for the “UK Secondary Education and Korea: A Roundtable Discussion” which explored the role and feasibility of Korean topics being taught in UK Secondary Education. The Discussion can be watched on UCLan Media Library.

Speakers:

Dr Sojin Lim - UCLan
Mr Aaron Wilkes - St James Academy
Dr Ed Griffith - UCLan
Dr Michael Maddison - Maddison Education Consultancy
Dr Niki Alsford - UCLan
Dr Owen Miller - SOAS
Mr Richard McFahn - University of Sussex
Mr Sangwoo-Jason Rhee – UCLan