SoKEN 2022 – University of Bologna

Social Sciences Korean Studies European  Network Annual Conference


Korea in Transition: Political, social and economic challenges and opportunities in the post-COVID era


The SoKEN annual conference in 2022 will be held at the University of Bologna, with the support of the Academy of Korean Studies through the Korean Studies Promotion Service, and in collaboration with the Asia Institute. 

The conference will focus on the recent developments on the Korean Peninsula in relation to economic, political, and social aspects. In particular, we welcome contribution dealing with the post-pandemic challenges on the Korean peninsula, both from a domestic and international perspective, and the political dynamics towards the upcoming presidential election. Topics of interest may include: the management of the COVID emergency, the social and economic consequences of the COVID crisis, recent political developments in South Korea, changes and continuity in inter-Korean relations, the regional and global positioning of South and North Korea and their foreign policy strategies.

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