George Washington Institute of Korean Studies
1957 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20052
July 25, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
The George Washington Institute for Korean Studies in conjunction with the George Washington Elliott School of International Affairs will be hosting South Korea's Second Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cho Hyun, to talk about the future of the Korea-US alliance and how to create peace on the Korean Peninsula.
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Cho Hyun joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of Korea in 1979. Prior to his current position as the 2nd Vice Minister to MOFA, he was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to both the Republic of India and the Republic of Austria. With the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT), he served as Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs, Ambassador for Energy and Resources, Director-General for International Economic Affairs Bureau, and Deputy Director-General for Multilateral Trade Bureau. In 2006, he served as Deputy Permanent Representative for the Korean Permanent Mission to the UN and in 1999 he worked at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in France. He also worked as a Secretary in various offices: Senior Assistant Secretary at the Office of the President, First Secretary at the Korean Embassy in the US, Second Secretary at the Korean Embassy in the Republic of Senegal, Second Secretary at the Korean Embassy in the Central African Republic, and Second Secretary at the Korean Embassy in the Kingdom of Belgium. Cho Hyun received his Ph.D. in International Politics from the University of Toulouse in France, his M.A. in International Relations from both the School of Political Science in France and Columbia University in the U.S., and his B.A. in Political Science and Diplomacy from Yonsei University in South Korea.