TUT lecturer visited NATO SPS Programme´s Information Day in the Republic of Korea
On 26 November, Vlad Vernygora, NATO Project Director and Lecturer (Centre for Asia-Pacific Studies, Department of International Relations) joined NATO SPS Programme’s team during the inaugural NATO SPS Programme’s Information Day in the Republic of Korea.
The event was hosted by Korea National Diplomatic Academy, with Korea’s Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs Shin Dong-ik of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NATO Assistant Secretary-General for Emerging Security Challenges Sorin Ducaru in presence. Together with Dr. Sung-Won Yoon (The University of Suwon), Mr. Vernygora delivered a presentation ‘Conducting a unique trans-national academic study with SPS: ‘‘NATO global perceptions – views from the Asia-Pacific region’’’.
The latter international Project, which has been administrated by the TUT’s Centre for Asia-Pacific Studies from October 2014, is involving our university’s close collaboration with the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand), the University of Toledo (OH, United States), and many other high-profile academic units in Asia-Pacific and Europe. At the Information Day, an overview of the NATO SPS Programme was provided, and participants discussed a broad range of issues, including responses to cyber threats; women, peace and security; global security threats, and NATO global perceptions.