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2017 9th Colloquium
2017.05.10  Wednesday
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Daewoo Lee, Kyu Dok Hong, Chang soo Jin, Un-chul Yang


On May 8, 2017, the Sejong Institute invited Prof. Hong Kyu Dok of the Sookmyung Women’s University and held its 2017 9th Colloquium on the subject of defense innovation. The colloquium, moderated by Dr. Lee Dae-woo, director of the Department of Security Strategy Studies, featured a presentation by Prof. Hong. Hong assessed the previous administrations’ defense innovation processes and achievements, and discussed measures to accelerate a robust military innovation. Prof. Hong also emphasized the importance of designing a grand strategy to cope with challenges and conflicts arising among the four major powers, including the North Korean nuclear threat, and called for a proactive approach and a revision of military laws and regulations to effectively respond to military threats, regional security challenges and unification of the Korean Peninsula.