|Title||The 30th Anniversary of KIEP’s Beginning Operations|
The Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) held a ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of its beginning operations, at the Sejong National Research Complex on January 14, 2020. The ceremony was organized to look back upon the past 30 years since first beginning operations on January 17, 1990, and prepare for the next 30 years. The event was attended by Kyoung Ryung Seong, Chairman of the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences (NRC); Yu-Chan Kim, President of the Korea Institute of Public Finance (KIPF); Young Sun Ra, President of the Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET); Heung-seek Cho, President of the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA); as well as all the former presidents of KIEP, current President Jae-Young Lee, and KIEP members. The participants held a vision declaration ceremony and renewed their resolve to make KIEP a global think tank that leads international discourse.
KIEP was founded upon the mission to offer new perspectives and economic policies, and has grown together with the Korean economy over the past 30 years. In the face of domestic and international uncertainties, KIEP has produced timely analyses on global economic issues that impact the Korean economy in the area of international trade, development cooperation, North Korean and area studies, and international finance, growing into a government research institute that today represents Korea.
In his welcoming remarks, President Jae-Young Lee expressed his gratitude and respect for past KIEP presidents and other KIEP members. President Lee stressed that we are facing external challenges that cannot be predicted, such as the rise in trade protectionism and nationalism, U.S.-China trade dispute, and changes in international order and norms brought on by technological development. He said that KIEP needs to further strengthen its position as a leading global think tank and contribute to guiding the nation toward effective international economic policies.
KIEP presented appreciation plaques to the former presidents attending the ceremony and took the opportunity to listen to their valuable insights. The event was followed by a commemorative rice cake cutting ceremony and an award ceremony for exceptional employees and policy analyses.
- Title: 30th Anniversary of KIEP’s Beginning Operations