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▲ Jeju Forum for Peace & Prosperity 2013 World Leaders' Session

Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity 2013 opens May 29-31 in what is one of Asia’s most comprehensive political forums. A number of world leaders in politics, culture, business and academia are due to descend on Haevichi Hotel and Resort, Pyoseon, to exchange ideas and seek pathways toward regional cooperation and peace. On page 3 there is a comprehensive overview of the two Special Sessions, plus the World Leaders’ Session. A full program is available at

Special Session I
21st Century: ‘Asian Century’, ‘Women’s Century’ - achieving full economic potential through gender equality

BPW Korea/Jeju Peace Institute (JPI)
Field: Gender
Date: May 29 (Wed)
Time: 14:00-15:20
Place: Grand Ballroom
Language: Korean/English

▲ Freda Miriklis, International President of BPW International. Photo courtesy Office of Freda Miriklis

The 21st century has been called both ‘the Asian Century’ in regard to economic development and ‘the Women’s Century’ from a standpoint of women’s empow-erment. How can these two concepts be reconciled, in a region that is lowly ranked for gender equality according to reports by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Economic Forum (Davos) and the Asia Society?

In this special session, Ms. Freda Miriklis, President of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women [BPW International] - the world’s oldest and one of its most influential women’s networks with status in UN-ECOSOC, European Council and more - will share her views and vision on how nations can achieve their full economic potential through gender equality.

LIM, Jong Ryung (Associate Professor, Seoul University of Foreign Studies Graduate School of Interpretation and Translation)

Keynote Speaker
Freda MIRIKLIS (International President, BPW International)
Freda MIRIKLIS (International President, BPW International)
CHO, Dong-Sung (Professor, Seoul National University)
PARK, Cheongyeul (Professor, Seoul School of Integrated Sciences and Technologies)

World Leaders’ Session
“New Waves in Asia”
Jeju Peace Institute (JPI)

International cooperation and security
Date: May 30 (Thu)
Time: 11:40-12:40
Place: Grand Ballroom
Languages: Korean/English/Chinese/Japanese

◀ Han, Seung-soo. Photo courtesy JPI
◀ Hatoyama, Yukio. Photo courtesy JPI
◀ Mahathir, Mohamed. Photo courtesy JPI

Based on the views of the world leaders demonstrated in their keynote speeches during the opening ceremony, a discussion on “New Waves in Asia” will follow. Former Prime Ministers will exchange their ideas and opinions on newly emerging paradigms and their implications for policy-making in the future.

- Prospects for ASEAN+6 (RCEP) and TPP
- The rise of China and China-ASEAN relations following the leadership of Xi Jinping
- Prospects for G20 relations in the 2nd Obama Administration
- Asian policies and prospects for North and South Korea in the Park Geun-hye government


PARK, Jin (Former Chairman, Foreign Affiars, Trade and Unification Commit-tee/Former Member of the National Assembly)
HAN, Seung-soo (Former Prime Minister, Republic of Korea)
Mahathir MOHAMAD (Former Prime Minister, Malaysia)
HATOYAMA, Yukio (Former Prime Minister, Japan)
KIM, Min Jung (Program Officer, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies)

Special Session II
‘Meeting the Legendary Investor Jim Rogers- After the Financial Crisis, the World Economy and Successful Investment’
Hankyung Business and Jeju Peace Institute

Business and Economy
Date: May 31 (Fri)
Time: 09:00-10:20
Place: Grand Ballroom
Languages: Korean/English/Chinese/Japanese

▲ Jim Rogers. Photo courtesy JPI

Jim Rogers, chairperson of Rogers Holdings, is a legendary investor who founded the quantum fund with George Soros in 1973 and reported 4200 percent yield over 10 years. He retired in 1980, traveled to more than 100 countries on 6 continents and wrote several books. Notably, he recognized the importance of Asia, including China, and moved from New York to Singapore in 2007. In this session, he predicts the world economic map post-crisis and discusses a new successful investment strategy to fit these changed circumstances.

- Global financial crisis and transition of economic power
- Reasons why we focus on commodity and agriculture
- China, ASEAN, and BRICS
- The rise of China and choices of Korea
- North Korea’s investment, after Korean unification
- The future of currency wars
- Promising investments after the crisis

JANG Hye-won (simultaneous inter-pretation)
Keynote Speaker
Jim ROGERS (Chairperson, Rogers Holdings)
Jim ROGERS (Chairperson, Rogers Holdings)
HWANG, Young-key (Advisor, Shin & Kim)

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