2021 World Emerging Security Forum



Tuesday, November 16, 2021


Opening Ceremony 18:00-18:30 (KST, UTC+9)


Future of Multilateral Cooperation in Response to Emerging Security Threats


Chung Eui-yong

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea

Toomas Hendrik Ilves

Former President of the Republic of Estonia(2006-2016)

Klaus Schwab

Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum

Eric Schmidt

Former Chair of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence

Wei Shaojun

Vice President of the China Semiconductor Industry Association


Health Security 19:00-20:30 (KST, UTC+9)


International Cooperation to Strengthen Response to New Health and Security Crisis

⦁  Assess the performance and limitations of global health and security governance in response to the health security crisis and find ways to improve
⦁  Seeking ways to improve global health and security governance focused on rapid and flexible response and enhanced preventive response
⦁  Voluntary participation and cooperation of various actors such as civilians is needed to establish safe and effective health crisis response measures such as high-quality vaccines 
⦁  Ultimate resolution of health and security crises requires closing the gap in health and security crisis response between countries and regions



Director General of the World Health Organization

Richard Hatchett

Chief Executive Officer of Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations

Jeong Eun-kyung

Commissioner of Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency

Yanzhong Huang

Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations

Anurada Gupta

Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Jerome Kim

Director General of the International Vaccine Institute


Wednesday, November 17, 2021


Cybersecurity 18:00-19:20 (KST, UTC+9)


International Cooperation to Realize a Safe and Peaceful Cyberspace

The importance of international cooperation to strengthen cybersecurity increases as the global frequency of cyberattacks increases, and cyber threats become more complex and diversified
Seeking multilayered and integrated international governance based on trust among various actors to implement a secure and peaceful cyberspace
Seeking cooperation with all actors to protect universal values of the international community, including human rights, freedom of expression, and personal information in cyberspace
Promote multilayered cooperation to alleviate cybersecurity capability gaps between actors that can have a variety of ramifications, such as information gaps and technology gaps


Jürg Lauber

Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Switzerland
to the UN and the other International Organisations in Geneva

Vint Cerf

Vice President of Google

Jeff Moss

Founder of DEF CON 

Anton Shingarev

Vice President of Yandex (Russia’s largest Internet portal)

Joyce Hakmeh

Senior research fellow
at Chatham House and co-editor of the Journal of Cyber Policy


Emerging Technologies and Security 19:40-21:00 (KST, UTC+9)


Development and Use of Emerging Technologies and International Cooperation for Peace and Security

⦁ In the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the development of emerging technologies is a determinant of each country’s industrial competitiveness and affects a wide range of areas, including national security and human rights
⦁ For the responsible development and use of emerging technologies that contribute to international peace and security, various actors in this area should discuss how to establish international norms
⦁ Joint efforts are needed to develop and use emerging technologies in a way that contributes to the achievement of common goals for all of humanity, such as international peace, human rights, anti-discrimination, and the eradication of poverty
⦁ Make a concerted effort to find a balance between the regulation of the development and use of emerging technologies for international peace and security, and the promotion of technological competitiveness


Dan Smith

Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Cedric O.

Minister of State
for the Digital Transition and Electronic Communication of the French Republic

K. VijayRaghavan

Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India

Kay Firth-Butterfield

Head of AI & Machine Learning of the World Economic Forum

Aviram Atzaba

Executive Director of Strategy & International Cooperation at Israel National Cyber Directorate

Kim Ki-jung

Director of the Institute for National Security Strategy


Roundtable 14:00-16:00 (KST, UTC+9)


Special Roundtable on Health Security


Lee Seung-joo

Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Chung-Ang University

Lee Hoon-sang

Visiting Professor at Yonsei University College of Medicine

Lee Jong-koo

Ambassador for Global Health and Security
(Professor of Medicine, Seoul National University)

Song Man-ki

Deputy Director-General of the International Vaccine Research Institute

Kim Sang-bae

Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Seoul National University