The annual event hosted by the British Korean Society with our ambassadors to the Koreas. Highly recommended:
An Update on the UK-Korea Relationship
Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 6.30pm to 9.00pm
SOAS, University of London
Alumni Lecture Theatre | Paul Webley Wing | Senate House | Thornhaugh Street | Russell Square | London WC1H 0XG
Book via BKS website
HE Mr Alastair Morgan, British Ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
HE Mr Charles Hay MVO, Former British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
Two British Ambassadors will talk about their work, the UK’s current relations with the two Koreas, and current issues on the Peninsula.
Alastair Morgan took up his appointment in Pyongyang in December 2015. Immediately prior to this he was Britain’s Consul-General in Guangzhou. Previous roles include Director of Trade & Investment at British Embassy Beijing, two investment and trade-related postings in Tokyo, and Director of Operations at the Invest in Britain Bureau in London. He also worked in Tokyo on loan to Japan’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry, and as a Lecturer in English language and literature at Gakushuin University.
Charles Hay was British Ambassador in Seoul from February 2015 to March 2018. During his time in the Diplomatic Service he has also worked in British Embassies in the Czech Republic, in Spain where he was Deputy Head of Mission, and at the UK’s Representation to the EU in Brussels. In London he headed the team that ran the UK G8 Presidency in 2005. Prior to going to Seoul Charles was the FCO’s Director of Consular Services, based in London, responsible for assisting British Nationals and for FCO crisis management worldwide. He is now preparing to take up another diplomatic appointment.
There will be a Question & Answer session and a networking reception.
BKS Members and Guests £5.00 per person, free for all Students
To reserve your place please email your name, telephone number and names of any guests to firstname.lastname@example.org or via the BKS online booking form.
Payment by bank transfer to the BKS account, details on BKS website
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