Discussing the differences in and implications for reconciliation in Europe and Northeast Asia, Seunghoon Emilia Heo focuses on the need for leadership and dialogue to overcome past conflict. True dialogue, she finds, requires a lessening of old expectations and an attitude of acceptance. Only by doing so can Korea and Japan overcome the roadblocks to being respected regional leaders. Additional commentary on how leadership contributes to reconciliation can be found among resources from the past conference, “Political and Societal Leadership in Encouraging Reconciliation,” where Heo was a panelist.

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