Trans-Pacific Sustainability Dialogue 2023: Energy Security

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 | 4:30 PM - Thursday, September 14, 2023 | 2:30 AM (Pacific)

Day 1: September 13, 8:30 a.m. - 6:15 p.m. KST | The Grand Ballroom, The Plaza Hotel, Seoul
Day 2: September 14, 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. KST | ECC Lee Sam Bong-Hall, Ewha Womans University

The Trans-Pacific Sustainability Dialogue convenes social science researchers and scientists from Stanford University and across the Asia-Pacific region, alongside student leaders, policymakers, and practitioners, to accelerate progress on achieving the United Nations-adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Dialogue aims to generate new research and policy partnerships to expedite the implementation of the Agenda's underlying framework of 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The Dialogue on Energy Security will be held in Seoul, South Korea, on September 12 to 14, 2023 Korea Standard Time, and is free and open to the public.

This year's main hosts and organizers are Stanford's Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) and the Ban Ki-moon Foundation For a Better Future. The co-hosts are the Korea Environment Institute (KEI), Korea Energy and Economics Institute (KEEI), Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI), K-water, and Ewha Womans University. The co-organizers include the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea (MOFA), Graduate School of International Studies at Yonsei University (GSIS), and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Poster for the 2023 Trans-Pacific Sustainability Dialogue with speaker headshots and a logo of the Sustainable Development Goals.

This is an invitation-only dinner.

Lotte Hotel
30 Eulji-Ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

Hosted by the Ban Ki-moon Foundation For a Better Future

Master of Ceremonies: Hannah Jun, Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University

Welcoming Dinner

Welcoming of Guests

Welcome Remarks
Ban Ki-moon, The 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chairman of the Ban Ki-moon Foundation For a Better Future

Congratulatory Remarks
Park Jin, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea 
Han Wha-jin, Minister of Environment, Republic of Korea
Cha In-pyo, Actor, Director, and Honorary Ambassador of the Trans-Pacific Sustainability Dialogue

Gombojav Zandanshatar, Chairman, State Great Hural of Mongolia
Kim Hwang Sik, Former Prime Minister, Republic of Korea


Eun Mee Kim, President of Ewha Womans University, Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies, and Director of the Ewha Global Health Institute for Girls and Women, Ewha Womans University
Steven Chu, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Physics, of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, and of Energy Science and Engineering at Stanford University; former U.S. Secretary of Energy; and 1997 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics