The next Korea Discussion Group talk, on 19 February, will be ‘Korean Foreign Policy Initiatives under the New Presidency’ by Dr. Park Cheol Hee. Jim Hoare will be chairing. The meeting is 1-2pm with lunch 12:30-1:00 (£10 charge)
Dr. Park is currently associate professor at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) at Seoul National University (SNU), Korea. Before moving to SNU, he was an assistant professor at the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS) under the Korean Foreign Ministry. Between 1999 and 2002, he taught Japanese politics at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Japan, as an associate professor. Professor Park graduated from Seoul National University, where he got BA and MA and obtained his Ph.D. at Columbia University. Dr. Park’s major field of study is Japanese politics and diplomacy. His dissertation was on electoral strategies in urban Japan after the electoral reform, which was published in Japanese with the title of Daigishi no Tsukurare Kata (How Japanese Dietman Is Made). He has written many articles on Japanese politics, Korea-Japan relations and international relations in East Asia. Dr. Park frequently comments on Korea-Japan relations and international relations in East Asia at major newspapers, including Chosun Ilbo, Joongang Ilbo, Yomiuri Shimbun, Asahi Shimbun and NHK. In recognition of his academic achievement and practical contribution to improving Korea-Japan relations, Dr. Park was awarded the First Nakasone Yasuhiro Award in June, 2005.
The Korea Discussion Group is made possible thanks to the generous support provided by the The Korea Overseas Information Service (KOIS)
As usual, pre-registration is required.