Conference and Exhibition

Anglo-American University invites you to participate at the international conference Korean Security and the 65 Year Search for Peace held at Anglo-American University on April 26th and 27th, 2018. The conference will be accompanied by an exhibition of unique recently discovered photographs from the personal archives of Pavel Winkler, the Deputy Chairman of Czechoslovak delegation to Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission from 1953–1954.

The main emphasis of the conference will be on the Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission and the Supervisory Commissions in Korea and the key countries that participated in the mission; India as Chair of the Repatriation Commission and other members of both commissions such as Czechoslovakia, Poland, Switzerland, and Sweden. The conference will also focus on the larger context of diplomacy, security and international developments from 1953 till the present and thus will contribute to the knowledge of historical roots of present major strategic, ideological, military and social developments that are in the center of attention to contemporary issues today.

This conference will be a contribution to the academic and cultural cooperation between the people, academics, and governments of the Republic of Korea and the Czech Republic.  

We welcome academic experts, students, and the interested general public to attend. Participation is free of charge, however registration is required. Please fill your details to register here.

Academics and experts willing to present, please read our Call for papers.

Program Brochure with speakers, see here.

Program without speaker bios, see here

Event Organizer: Anglo-American University

General Partner and Sponsor of the event: Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Prague

Partners of the Exhibition: The Czech – Korean Society, Embassy of India Prague

Anglo-American University highly appreciates the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Prague, in preparation of this event.

Preliminary list of speakers:

Introductory Speech: H.E. Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Moon Seoung-hyun

Panelists (confirmed):

  • Prof. Milada Polišenská, Anglo-American University, Prague
  • Prof. Kim Kyuchin, Hankuk University, South Korea
  • Prof. Margaret K. Gnoinska, Troy University, USA
  • Associate Prof. Marceli Burdelski, Institute of Midlle and Far East, Department of Korea, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
  • Mats Engman, Maj Gen (ret), Sweden
  • Dr. Stanislaw Pawlak, Judge of UN Law of Sea Tribunal in Hamburg
  • Jan Polišenský, Ph.D., The College of International and Public Relations, Prague
  • Alexej Švamberk, journalist, author of  Nasazen v Koreji: Zapomenutá válka a Čechoslováci (2013)
  • George Hays II., Ph.D., Anglo-American University 

Exhibition guides:

Opening: Misra Tapas Kumar, Colonel Defence Attache, Embassy of India

Guides:  Milada Polišenská and Alexej Švamberk (journalist, author of Nasazen v Koreji: Zapomenutá válka a Čechoslováci, 2013

Venue:  Anglo-American University, Letenská 5, Prague