[Activity] 2020 Jeollabuk-do – HUFS International Conference
□ The 2020 Jeollabuk-do – HUFS International Conference is co-organized by Institute of Indian Studies (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, HUFS), Institute of EU Studies (HUFS), Institute of Central Asian Studies (HUFS), Jean Monnet Support to Association: Korean Society of Contemporary European Studies, European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), Dept. of Russia-CIS Studies (GASIAS, HUFS), Korean Association of Thai Studies, Dept. of EU Studies (GSIAS, HUFS), HUFS-Camões Portuguese Center, Polar Research Center (HUFS) for two days from December 17, 2020 (Thursday) to December 18, 2020 (Friday).
□ Institute of Indian Studies (IIS) opened a round table on December 17, 2020, from 14:00 to 15:30 (KST) chaired by Professor Lee Chunho. Under theme of “Global Era and the Great Transition in India”, four professors from IIS shared their observations and analyses on the respected fields of interest. Professor Sim Junbo discussed on “The development of Indian Yoga and Today’s Change” providing the changing aspects of Yoga and the perceptions in Korea. Professor Shin Jinyoung presented about “Local governments leading medical sector in Changing India” offering examples of India’s medical system in transition. Professor Rajiv Kumar talked about changing India’s economic policy with the theme of “Return of State and ”Next“ Phase of India’s Political Economy?”. Professor Ji Yeon-jung discussed “India’s Defense Industry in Transition” analyzing the transformation of India’s defence production capability and policies.
□ IIS organized a separate course for experts being focused on India’s economy and industrial policy. This course was structured for those who are intrigued by accessing the domestic market in India. Three guest lecturers were invited to offer a lecture; Professor Shin Minha offered an approach to understand India with an application of humanism. Mr. Kim Munyoung talked about “Strategies for accessing Indian Market”, and Mr. Jung Dalhun provided a view titled “A Knowhow to run a company in India.”
In this lecture, HK Research Professor Shin Minha dealt with Koreans' general public perception of India. He lectured that to have a proper understanding on India, knowledge of their history and culture should be preceded before having economic background. Subsequently, Kim Moon-young, Managing Director, KOTRA South Asia Head Quarter & Director General, KOTRA New Delhi, gave lectures on economic knowledge that businessmen who want to enter India should know while showing various economic conditions in Southwest Asia based on the latest statistics. Lastly, Jeong Dal-Heon , former chief representative of LG International India Pvt. Ltd., revealed the Indian management know-how of entrepreneurs who entered India, giving examples of successful and failed businesses based on the experience of running a LG International India Pvt. Ltd. in India for more than 10 years.
□ Our Institute endeavors to master tasks regarding the theme of the “Great Transition in India” focusing various facets of Indian politics, economy and in the field of humanities that are pertinent at this time.