Industry and Community Engagement Dialogues

Confirmed Speakers include:

Mr Kihwan Kim, Chief of the Korea Local and State Government Office, GAROK Oceania at the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Sydney 

Mrs Fay Duda, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Korea in Western Australia

Associate Professor Jeffrey Robertson, Underwood International College, Yonsei University (Seoul)

Associate Professor Alexey Muraviev, Security and Strategic Studies, Curtin University

Professor Joe Siracusa, Dean Global Futures, Curtin University Faculty of Humanities

Mr Dongkeun Lee, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, The Australian National University

Dr Hea-Jin Park, 

Major Nigel Earnhaw (Rt'd)

Associate Professor Jo Elfving-Hwang, Director of the Korea Research & Engagement Centre and Dean Global, Korea



September 15th, 2023 (Curtin University), 10am-12.30pm 

followed by lunch generously sponsored by the GAROK Korea & State Government Office at the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Sydney.

Venue: Curtin 139 St George’s Terrace, CBD

Event description:

Organised by Curtin University’s Korea Research & Engagement Centre in collaboration with the Perth Korean War Memorial Committee, this roundtable brings together Korea specialists, historians and experts of international and strategic affairs with the view of considering the past and remembering of the Korean War and Australia’s role in it, and what the absence of an actual peace treaty means for both Australia’s and the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) current and future strategic concerns.

The roundtable will be organised in two parts. The first half will focus on remembering the Korean War and Australia’s role in it and the second will consider what the increasing tensions in the Indo-Pacific and the Northeast Asian region mean for both Australia and ROK, from national security and defence to trade, resources security and other issues.

The presentations from this event will be published in the KRC Paper Series as a thematic issue on this topic.

RSVP via this link.

Jeju Haenyeo Exhibition and Talk

Jeju Haenyeo Exhibition and KRC Public Special Lectures

Sunday 12 September 2021  

Professor of History at the Australian Catholic University and a KRC Honorary Research Fellow Professor Susan Broomhall and KRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Jae-Eun Noh gave public talks about the traditions of Korean community life and the role of pioneering women and the stories that surround them at the WA Maritime Museum as part of the Jeju Haehyeo Exhibition in August and September 2021.

The Jeju Haenyeo photographic exhibition focuses on highlighting the remarkable women divers from South Korea known as Haenyeo (sea women).

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Korea Research Centre and UWA Defence and Security Institute Dialogue - Reflecting on 60 Years of Australia Republic of Korea Diplomatic Relations

Thursday 10 June 2021

The UWA Korea Research Centre of WA and the UWA Defence and Security Institute are delighted to invite you to join us online for a public event to celebrate and reflect on the 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Republic of Korea and Australia.

This event aims to enhance public understanding of the importance of ROK-Australia relations in the Indo-Pacific region, and to provoke dialogue around the history and future possibilities of this important relationship. The aim of the event is to explore clear priority collaboration agendas, develop and propose areas for further research and investigation, and provide recommendations for developing and enhancing the ROK-Australia bilateral relationship.

The public event is followed by an invitation-only roundtable, which will assess the implications of emerging security and defence collaborations for the future of the Australia-ROK relationship.

Special guest speakers included – 

• His Excellency Mr Jeong-Sik Kang, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea

• Ms Catherine Raper, Ambassador of Australia to the Republic of Korea

• Associate Professor David Hundt, International Relations, Deakin University

• Professor Bronwen Dalton, Head, Department of Management, University of Technology Sydney

• Dr Jeffrey Robertson, Associate Professor of Diplomatic Studies, Yonsei University, Seoul

• Younghye Seo-Whitney, PhD Candidate (ANU) and KRC Research Associate

Moderated by: Associate Professor Jo Elfving-Hwang, Director, Korea Research Centre of Western Australia, and Professor Peter Dean, Director, UWA Defence and Security Institute. 

This event will be an online event with the Zoom link provided prior to the event.

Australia-Korea Hydrogen Futures Roundtable 2020

Tuesday 24 November 2020

The KRC and AKBCWA with the support of Perth City successfully hosted the Australia-Korea Hydrogen Futures Roundtable 2020. The event was attended by over 100 people, with an additional 23 online attendees. Speakers included leading academics, representatives of state and local government, and industry leaders, who discussed the future potential of hydrogen as a renewable source of energy within the Korea-Australia relationship. 

Speakers at the event included:

Hon Alannah MacTiernan, Minister for Regional Development, Agriculture

and Food, Ports; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development,

Jobs and Trade.

Hon Dr David John Honey, Shadow Minister for Water, Industrial

Development, Lands; LA Opposition Policy Co-Ordinator.

The Right Honourable, the Lord Mayor of Perth, Basil Zempilas

Professor Craig Buckley, Hydrogen Exports and Value Chains Program Lead,

The Future Energy Exports Cooperative Research Centre (FEnEx CRC); Dean

of Research in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Curtin University.

Dr Sung-Young Kim, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Modern History,

Politics and International Relation, Macquarie University.

Mr Luc Kox, Commercial Manager, Hazer Group Limited (ASX.HZR)

Mr Stephan Roger, Managing Director, Pearl Clean Energy.