Plan for Dokdo Island Expert Invitation

Plan for Dokdo Island Expert Invitation

Purpose: Republic of Korea (ROK) Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) would like to invite Dokdo experts to form a network and to uplift the understanding of Dokdo Island issues through working with Korean-American University Professors Association (KAUPA).

Invitation Target: Up to 5 KAUPA members and up to 5 non Korean Heritage scholars who have expertise in International Law (Maritime or Ocean Law), History, International Politics and Geography. Preference will be given to experts (and/or university faculty) who have keen interests on Korea, particularly Dokdo Island.

Invitation Period: December 7 (Sunday) to December 13 (Saturday), 2014.
If visitor will need more time to draft and/or write a journal paper, MOFA is willing to provide extended stay, say up to one month.

Schedule & Agenda: Meet with MOFA officers who are working on Dokdo Island Issue
Visit offices who are working on the issues, e.g., Northeast History Foundation etc.
Meet with Korean experts and discuss the issues in depth (for potential journal papers)
Visit Eulreongdo and Dokdo islands (if feasible)

Invitation Condition: Business class airfare, lodging, meals and transportation etc. will be provided by MOFA