"Recent Developments in the Korean Peninsula in the Context of the U.S.-South Korea Alliance" is the topic for a special program by former Korean ambassador and Brookings Institution guest scholar Ho-Jin Lee Friday, Feb. 25, in the Anheuser-Busch Auditorium at Saint Louis University's John Cook School of Business, 3674 Lindell Blvd.
The event begins with a 7 a.m. continental breakfast followed by the program at 8 a.m. Tickets are $10 per person and the deadline to register is Monday, Feb. 21. Reservations can made by credit card or check as follows:
Complimentary parking is available in the University garage located at Compton and Olive. Tickets will be validated at the event.
About Ambassador Ho-Jin Lee: Ambassador Lee has had a distinguished 30 plus year career as a Foreign Service officer of the Republic of Korea (ROK, South Korea), with responsibilities in many parts of the world, including the United States, Europe and East Asia. He specializes in the ROK-U.S. alliance, East Asian security, Korean national security, foreign policy and trade, inter-Korean relations, arms control and non-proliferation and nuclear energy.
|Ambassador Ho-Jin Lee|
Currently, Ambassador Lee is a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution (Foreign Policy, Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies), a member of the International Board, International Center for Democratic Transition (ICDT), Budapest, Hungary, and a member of the Korean Council on Foreign Relations.
Previously, Lee held a number of key positions, including: ROK Ambassador to Finland (2008-2010); member (2004-08) / chairman (2007) of the United Nations Secretary General's Advisory Board on Disarmament; ROK Ambassador to Hungary (2003-2006); ROK Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations (2001-2003); Director-General, Bureau of Policy Planning and Regional Political Affairs, ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT, 1999-2001); spokesman, MOFAT (1998-1999); Deputy Director-General for National Security Policy, MOFAT (1997-1998); ROK Minister & Deputy Governor to the IAEA Board of Governors (1994-97).
The program is sponsored by the World Affairs Council of St. Louis and the Boeing Institute of International Business in the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University, in partnership with the Korean-American Association of St. Louis, the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the Saint Louis University Center for Entrepreneurship in the John Cook School of Business, the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association, the United States Department of Commerce and the World Trade Center St. Louis.