Talk examines North Korea after Kim Jong II

Former ambassador on campus Friday, Feb. 17

Former Korean ambassador to the United States Han Sung-Joo, PhD, will be speaking on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis Friday, Feb. 17.

His lecture, “North Korea After Kim Jong II,” is set for 4:30 p.m. in May Auditorium, Simon Hall. A reception will follow.

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy is hosting the talk, as part of the S.T. Lee lecture series.

Han is professor emeritus at Korea University. He previously served as minister of foreign affairs for the Republic of Korea (1993-94); United Nations (UN) secretary-general’s special representative for Cyprus (1996-97); a member of the UN Inquiry Commission on the 1994 Rwanda Genocide (1999); chairman of the East Asia Vision Group (2000-01); ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States (2003-05); and acting president of Korea University (2002, 2006-07).

Han earned a doctorate in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1970.

Previously, he taught at City University of New York and was a visiting professor at Columbia and Stanford universities. He also was a distinguished fellow at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (1986-87).

His English publications include Korean Diplomacy in an Era of Globalization (1995), Korea in a Changing World (1995) and Changing Values in Asia (1999).

For more information, contact the academy at (314) 935-6779.