The Jeju Forum – ISEAS Conference: Partnership for Peace and Prosperity

This conference is co-organised by the Jeju Peace Institute and ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

About the Conference

ASEAN and the Republic of Korea will celebrate 30 years of dialogue partnership with a Commemorative Summit in Busan in November 2019. Both partners have cultivated warm, robust, and mutually beneficial ties over the preceding decades. Indeed, regional cooperation between the two has been crucial for peaceful and prosperous development in East and Southeast Asia. The occasion presents a timely opportunity to take stock of ties between the two partners, as well as consider new avenues for cooperation. Changing strategic dynamics and intensifying major-power competition, moreover, complicate attempts to forge regional cooperation and build resilience. What role does resilience play in sustaining peace and prosperity in the region? How can regional stakeholders make sense of competing narratives of regionalisation and interconnectedness? What does President Moon Jae-in’s New Southern Policy herald for the future of ASEAN-ROK relations, and indeed, for ASEAN’s ties with other external partners?

To address these probing questions, the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute and the Jeju Peace Institute is privileged to organise The Jeju Forum – ISEAS Conference: Partnership for Peace and Prosperity. The event will feature seasoned practitioners and eminent scholars from within and beyond the region as they offer insights into the most pressing questions of contemporary East and Southeast Asian relations from policymaking and academic perspectives. Given the contested but vibrant environment that ASEAN and Korea inhabit, these questions will hold enduring importance in the years to come.

Download the programme here. (Updated on 24 October)


For registration, please click here. Registration closes on 29 October 2019.


Oct 30 2019


10:00 am - 5:00 pm


ISEAS Seminar Room 1 & 2