May 19, 2012

Jeanette Grider
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Republic of Korea Ambassador to U.S. to Speak at International Business Lecture

Event Details: 5:30 p.m., June 11, John and Lucy Cook Hall, Anheuser-Busch Auditorium, 3674 Lindell Blvd, Rm. 050, Lower Level, St. Louis, MO, 63108

Saint Louis University's John Cook School of Business will host the 2012 Distinguished Guest Lecture in International Business at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 11, in the Anheuser-Busch Auditorium in John and Lucy Cook Hall, 3674 Lindell Blvd. A reception will follow at 6:30 p.m.

Ambassador Choi Young-jin

His Excellency Choi Young-jin, the newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States of America, will discuss "Korea-U.S. FTA: The Rise of East Asia and the Trans Pacific Relation."

Since joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in 1972, Choi has held diplomatic posts around the world, including the French Republic, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Tunisia and the United States.

He also has served as Director of MOFA's Cultural Affairs Division, Senior Coordinator for Policy Development in the Office of Policy Planning and as Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

In addition, he was Assistant Secretary General for Planning and Support in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations at the United Nations Secretariat.

Choi earned his undergraduate degree at Younsei University in Seoul, Korea, and his master's and doctorate degrees in political science from the University of Paris 1 in Paris, France.

The lecture is free and open to the public however reservations are required. Click here to register for the event. Registration confirmations and parking instructions will be sent to attendees via email.

The event is sponsored by SLU's Boeing Institute of International Business in partnership with the U.S, Chamber of Commerce and the U.S.-Korea Business Council. Co-sponsors include the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association, the World Trade Center Saint Louis, the Missouri District Export Council, the State of Missouri International Trade and Investment Office, and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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