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PLZ Forum for Ecozoic Era 2020〉

Development, Environment and Peace Nexus (DEEPEN): Peace Making in Borderlands


Date : December 3~5 (Thu~Sat), 2020  

Host : Gangwon-do, Cheorwon-gun 

Organizer : PLZ Festival

Partnership : UNRISD, People for Earth


Reconciliation and Coexistence in Contact Zones (RCCZ), Center for Asian Urban Societies (CAUS), Sun Probono Center


[DAY1]  Opening Ceremony, Session 1 and 2


〈Opening Ceremony〉


Welcome Speeches 

Byong Yol Woo (Vice Governor of Gangwon-do)

Hyun-jong Lee (Magistrate of Cheorwon)


Congratulatory Speeches

Young-gil Song (Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee, Republic of Korea)

Kwang-jae Lee (Member of the National Assembly)

Jongho Park (Korea Forest Service, Republic of Korea)

Jae-suk Chung (Administrator of Cultural Heritage Administration)

Nam-chun Park (Mayor of Incheon Metropolitan City)

Jae Kang Lee (Governor for Peace, GyeongGi-Do)

Paul Ladd (Director, UNRISD)

Kumsil Kang (Executive Director, People for Earth Foundation)


Keynote Speech

In-young Lee (Minister of Unification, Republic of Korea) - Peace Making in Korean Peninsula and the DMZ

Haecheol Chun (Chairman, National Assembly Intelligence Committee) - Efforts for DMZ Peace Zone and Legal & Institutional Support Plan

 〈Opening Ceremony Video〉



〈Session1〉 Borders and Borderlands in the 21st Century



Chae-han Kim (Professor, Hallym University, Republic of Korea) - A Conceptual Framework of Bordering

Jonathan Goodhand (Professor, SOAS, University of London, UK) - Rethinking the Margins: Conflict and Change at the Edges of the State

Patrick Meehan (Senior Teaching Fellow, SOAS, University of London, UK) - War to Peace Transitions Viewed from the Margins

Nimmi Kurian (Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India) - A ‘Peaceful Periphery’? The Paradox and Promise of Development Discourses in India’s Borderlands

Roland Bleiker (Professor, University of Queensland, Australia) - Visual Autoethnography and International Security: Insights from the Korean DMZ

Lily Murei (Policy, Research & Data Specialist Africa Borderlands Center UNDP Resilience Hub for Africa) - Insights from Africa Borderlands 

(Session 1 Video)



〈Session 2〉 Peace by Peaceful Means in Borderlands



Séverine Autesserre (Professor, Columbia University, US) - The Frontlines of Peace: An Insider’s Guide to Changing the World*Materials of this presentation stay private due to the copyright concerns.


Heidi Hudson (Professor, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa) - Feminist Border Thinking as a Means for Understanding the Gender-peacebuilding Nexus in Africa


Erika Weinthal (Professor, Duke University and Duke Kunshan University, US) - Water, Borders, and Peacebuilding


Oliver P Richmond (Professor, Manchester University, UK) - Peace Formation


(Session 2 Video)