2023 WESF

2023 WORLD



Theme : Advancing Global Cooperation in Response to Security Threats in Cyberspace and New Technologies
Date : December 5 (Tue.), 2023
Venue : Grand Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Seoul, Korea


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2023 World Emerging Security Forum


Park Jin

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea

Ban Ki-moon

8th Secretary General of the United Nations

Richard Fontaine

CEO, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Ian Bremmer

President and Founder, Eurasia Group and GZERO Media

Dragoş Tudorache

Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in the Digital Age (AIDA)

Mohamed Shareef

Former Minister of State for Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Maldives

Paul Scharre

Executive Vice President and Director of Studies, CNAS

Dan Smith

Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Ed Kronenburg

Special Envoy for REAIM (Summit on Responsible Artificial Intelligence in the Military Domain) 2023

R.S. Panwar

Distinguished Fellow, United Services Institution of India

Stephanie Ifayemi

Head of Policy, Partnership on AI

Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola

Chair, African Union Cyber Security Experts Group

2023 World Emerging Security Forum

Concept Note
Advancing Global Cooperation in Response to Security Threats in Cyberspace and New Technologies
Today, emerging security threats ranging from cyber threats and new technologies to climate change are rapidly on the rise. Raising awareness and strengthening international cooperation to address such threats has never been more important.
Given the multifaceted nature of emerging security threats, mobilizing the expertise and capabilities of all relevant actors – including governments, private sector, international and regional organizations, and academia – is critical.
In this context, the Republic of Korea launched the World Emerging Security Forum (WESF) in 2021 to promote a shared understanding of today’s changing international security environment, and shape global discussions on ways to effectively tackle emerging security threats. By bringing together a wide array of stakeholders, WESF aims to promote neutral and balanced discussions that anchor on collective interests.
This year, building on the discussions of previous years, WESF seeks to delve deeper into the impact of threats on the international security environment, with an emphasis on cyber threats and artificial intelligence (AI), and possible ways to address them.

2023 World Emerging Security Forum

Address : 322 Sowol-ro, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu Seoul, South Korea, 04347
December 5 (Tue.), 2023, 09:00 – 16:30
Grand Hyatt Seoul, Grand Ballroom