THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 5:30-8:30 PM
WALKER-AMES ROOM, KANE HALL, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
For the second annual Korean Peninsula Forum, which aims at enhancing the understanding and visibility of issues related to the Korean peninsula in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, the Center for Korea Studies invites Chun, Yung-woo the former ambassador of Republic of Korea who now serves as a senior advisor at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies and is the chairman and founder of the Korean Peninsula Future Forum (KPFF). Ambassador Chun will discuss the regional dynamics of Northeast Asia, focusing on the North Korean nuclear issue and the role of China.
Previously, Ambassador Chun served as the national security advisor to President Lee Myung-bak from 2010 to 2013. In his 33 years of service in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Chun served as second vice foreign minister (2009-2010), special representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs and head of the ROK delegation to the Six-Party Talks (2006-2008), and deputy foreign minister for Policy Planning and International Organizations (2005-2006). Ambassador Chun was also the Korean ambassador to the United Kingdom (2008-2009), ambassador and deputy permanent representative to the United Nations (2003-2005), and also held earlier diplomatic postings in France, Morocco, and Austria.
Ambassador Chun received his B.A. from Pusan National University and Master of International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
5:30 – 6:30 PM
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Ambassador Chun’s Talk
7:30 – 8:30 PM
and Q&A session
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