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Understanding Modern Korea: Why does Korea matter to the UK? Talk by Korean Ambassador Mr Joonkook Hwang

Venue: University of Edinburgh, 50 George Square, Room G.03
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Event Date: 28/12/2017 15:00 - 16:00

Ambassador Hwang earned his Bachelor Degree in Economics from Seoul National University in 1982 and subsequently received a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Princeton University. He has served twice at the ROK Mission to the United Nations in New York dealing with Security Council affairs and once as a DCM in charge of political and security affairs in Washington DC in 2010-2013. He was also the lead negotiator for the ROK-US Defense Burden-sharing arrangement in 2013. Ambassador Hwang’s latest posting in Seoul was as the Vice Minister for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs and Head of Delegation to the Six-Party Talks from 2014-2016. He has also served at the ROK Embassy in Saudi Arabia and in the United Kingdom on two occasions, having first served in the late 1980s before returning in March 2016.

In his lecture Ambassador Hwang will discuss issues pertaining to economic and political development in the ROK, ROK-UK relations and the North Korean question.

The event is free but booking is essential.

The event is hosted by Department of Asian studies, University of Edinburgh, in co-operation with the University of Edinburgh Business School Council.

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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