Thursday, May 17: Korea and the World: Iran, North Korea, and the U.S.-ROK Partnership (New York City)
May 17, 2012
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||(212) 759-7525, ext. 355
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How do international efforts to curtail Iran’s development of nuclear weapons echo on the Korean Peninsula? What are the implications for North Korea’s nuclear weapons development? And how does the U.S.-ROK strategic partnership address these concerns? His Excellency Kim Young-mok, ROK Consul General to New York, appears in conversation with Ambassador Mark Minton, President of The Korea Society, to present his perspectives on non-proliferation and steps forward for peace. Ambassador Kim previously served as Korea’s Ambassador to Iran and with the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO), making him uniquely qualified to address the nexus of Iran and North Korea, as well as U.S., ROK and international responses.
His Excellency Kim Young-mok
ROK Consul General to New York
In conversation with
Ambassador Mark Minton
President, The Korea Society
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attend this program for free with REGISTRATION
For more information, contact: Nikita Desai or call (212) 759-7525 ext. 355.
About the Speaker
Ambassador Young-mok Kim assumed his current post as the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in New York in August, 2010. He brought to this office his extensive and unique career experience within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea since 1976, including his three-year appointment as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Ambassador Kim held a number of positions on Korea-U.S. bilateral relations and the security of the Korean Peninsula. He served as a Political Secretary at the Korean Embassy in Washington DC, Director and Deputy Director General of the North American Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Director General of the Office of Planning for the Light Water Reactor Project in 1995, where he was responsible for implementing the Agreed Framework. He was one of the key negotiators for the establishment of an international consortium, Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO), to dea with the nuclear project in North Korea. He also served in New York as a Minister at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations in New York from 1999 to 2002. In 2003, he was appointed the Deputy Executive Director of KEDO to head nuclear power plant project implementation and policies toward North Korea. He participated in a number of negotiations with North Korea on nuclear programs, security issues, and designed the mission of the Korea Energy Development Organization until 2005. Ambassador Kim graduated from the Department of French Language and Literature at Seoul National University in 1976 and received his diploma in International Relations at the International Institute of Public Administration in Paris in 1982. He was a visiting scholar at the Columbia University in 2002.
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