The 2nd Meeting of Global Public Diplomacy Network Assembly


Thursday, May 21, 2015

17:20 – 17:25     Opening Remarks

                             Hyun-seok Yu, President, Korea Foundation

17:25 – 18:40     GPDNet Conference [Crystal Hall ‘E’, B1, Hotel]          

                          “Culture, Millennium Development Goals, and Beyond 2015”

                          Culture contributes to the creation of innovative policy-oriented solutions to issues affecting

                          all countries. Public diplomacy institutions organize various cultural and social projects to

                          enhance public awareness of these issues and promote their national image by contributing

                          to the welfare of the international community.

                          Among many global issues, the UN’s Millennium Development Goals –  which range from

                          eradicating extreme poverty to ensuring environmental sustainability and providing universal

                          primary education – serve as a blueprint for the world community.

                          The UN is now carrying on with an ambitious post-2015 development agenda.

                          In this session, Members will share their experiences and future plans to address and

                          support the UN’s development agendas with the arts and humanities.

                        · Moderator

  Martin Fryer, Director, British Council Korea

                        · Panelists

                          Olga Wysocka, Deputy Director, Adam Mickiewicz Institute

                          Keum-jin Yoon, Executive Vice President, Korea Foundation

                          Felipe de Leon Jr., Chairman, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Philippines

19:00 – 20:20     Dinner

Friday, May 22, 2015

09:00 – 11:00     Assembly Meeting [Ruby Hall, 1F, Resort]                                    

                          · Chair

                          Keum-jin Yoon, Executive Vice President, Korea Foundation

13:00 – 14:30     Luncheon


– GPDNet Members

Adam Mickiewicz Institute (Poland)

Olga Wysocka                Deputy Director

Ewa Paszkowicz             Project Asia Korean Desk

Camões Institute (Portugal)

Cristina Faustino             Head of Cultural Agreements and Cooperation Programmes Unit

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (Taiwan)

Yun-han Chu                   President

Kwei-bo Huang              Advisor (Secretary General of the Association of Foreign Relations)

Korea Foundation (Korea)

Hyun-seok Yu                 President

Keum-jin Yoon                Executive Vice-President

Ho-seon Ha                    Deputy Director, Global Networking Department

Chung Min Lee               Senior Program Officer, Global Networking Department

National Commission for Culture and the Arts (Phillippines)

Felipe M. de Leon, Jr.    Chairman

Mary Anne Luis              Head, International Office

National Institute for Cultural Orientation (Nigeria)

Louis Eriomala                Director, Lagos Office

Singapore International Foundation (Singapore)

Jean Tan                          Executive Director

Matthew Lee                  Senior Division Director, Strategic Management Division

Kangmin Zhang              Senior Manager, Global Networks, Strategic Management Division

Yunus Emre Institute (Turkey)

Şaban Çobanoğlu            Vice President

Hasan Kocabiyik            Director, Strategy Department

– Conference Moderator

Martin Fryer                    Director, British Council Korea