Lunch Briefing

Thursday 28 March 2019, 12:30 - 13:30

The Korean Peninsula – Only Bad Choices?

Michael Reiterer Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea and Adjunct Professor of International Politics at the University of Innsbruck

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Perennial questions face the Korean Peninsula: how can we bring about sustainable peace instead of an unsteady armistice, denuclearisation instead of an ever-menacing nuclear and missile arsenal, respect for human rights rather than prison camps, integration into the global economy rather than sanctions?

This Lunch Briefing will explore possible solutions for the establishment of a sustainable peace regime in the Korean Peninsula from the point of view of the European Union.

A Graduate Institute Alumnus, Michael Reiterer is Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea. He previously served as Principal Advisor at the Asia and Pacific Department, European External Action Service (EEAS) in Brussels; EU-Ambassador to Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein (2007-2011); Minister/Deputy Head of the EU-Delegation to Japan (2002-2006) and ASEM (Asia Europe Meeting) Counselor (1998-2002). In 2005, he was appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Innsbruck. He teaches at various universities and specialises in EU foreign policy, EU-Asia relations and inter-regionalism, areas in which he has published extensively.