Former South Korean Ambassador Ho-Jin Lee to Speak at Webster University
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 10, 2011 — The Korean Peninsula and the U.S./Republic of Korea (South Korea) alliance will be the topic of a presentation by former South Korean Ambassador Ho-Jin Lee at Webster University on Thursday, Feb. 24. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at noon in the University Center’s Sunnen Lounge, 175 Edgar Rd.
Ambassador Lee, who currently serves as a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, served for more than three decades in the Republic of Korea’s diplomatic corps, including responsibilities in the United States, Europe and East Asia. Lee has served as the ROK’s Ambassador to Finland, Hungary and the United Nations, and as chairman of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament. In addition to the ROK-U.S. alliance, his areas of expertise include East Asian security; Korean national security, foreign policy and trade; inter-Korean relations; arms control, non-proliferation and nuclear energy.
At Webster University, Ambassador Lee’s remarks will cover the recent U.S.-China summit talks on North Korean issues and China’s impact on the Korean peninsula; North Korea’s problems, including its nuclear weapons program, the Six-Party Talks, and the risky future of its regime; the U.S. /Republic of Korea alliance and its evolving role as an anchoring mechanism for the future of the Korean peninsula.
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