Who We Are
We are delighted to introduce to you the London School of Economics and Political Science SU “Korea Future Forum (KFF), 런던정치경제대학교 한국미래포럼” – the World’s Largest Student-Run Forum Regarding the Korean Peninsula.
LSE SU Korea Future Forum consists of a group of impassioned students who want to bring the political issues of the Korean peninsula to a larger platform where students from not only London, but throughout Europe can convene to learn from each other and exchange ideas and knowledge regardless of their backgrounds.
The former one-off event (“LSE SU KEPF”) has since evolved into an independent society at the LSE that not only organises the largest student-run forum discussing the economic and political issues regarding Korea in the world, but also regularly invites speakers to share their unique opinions on niche subjects such as the human rights issues in North Korea.
Our Next Year’s Forum
Next year’s forum will be held under the Provisional Title of “Korea-EU FTA: After 5 Years of EU’s First Trade Deal with an Asian Country, Korea” on 6th February 2016 at LSE. Although our forum will be primarily focused on EU-Korea trade relations, we plan to not only discuss the implementation of FTA and its impact on EU and Korea but also take it beyond Korea and offer a worldwide analysis of the changing trade patterns. We are thus very excited and thankful to have invited and confirmed law firm representatives to discuss legal market in the light of free trade agreement.
Our members are constantly hard at work, striving to provide a much more dynamic forum. It is our hope that we will see more insightful and interesting discussions emerging from our forum.
ABOUT KOREAN ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL FORUM
Founded in 2011, the Korean Economic and Political Forum (KEPF) was the first student-run forum in the world that wholly discusses the matters of the Korean peninsula, with the aim to promote a global and in-depth understanding of Korea’s economic development and volatile political situation. KEPF was recognised as one of the most prestigious student forums at LSE with interesting contents and in-depth analysis on both domestic and international issues regarding the two Koreas, north and south.
The last few events, under themes including “Two Koreas: Past, Present and Future”, “Korea in the Shifting Winds”, and “Reborn: the Image of Korea” attracted over twenty world class speakers including
- Professor Jeffrey Sachs – professor at Columbia University, author of The End of Poverty and Common Wealth, Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2004 and 2005
- Professor Bruce Cumings – professor at Chicago University, author of The Origins of the Korean War
- Tony Whitehorn – the CEO of Hyundai Motors UK
- Seok-Ho Yun – Director of many famous Korean dramas including the Winter Sonata