CHO HEE-YONG, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Canada.
Presented by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
Free. In English. Registration is not required.
While North Korea keeps threatening stability and peace in that region and seeks to undermine the international regime of non-proliferation, players in the region, including the Republic of Korea, are experiencing important changes in their leadership. In this talk, Ambassador Cho will share his thoughts on the landscape and dynamics of international relations in Northeast Asia from a Korean perspective. He will touch on inter-Korean relations and the foreign policy of the new government of Korea.
Mr. Cho Hee-yong is Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Canada. He has previously served as Ambassador to Sweden, Counsellor at the Korean Embassy in Washington, and Minister and Consul General in the Philippines. Ambassador Cho was the Secretary General for the Nuclear Security Summit Preparatory Secretariat in the lead-up to the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit. He has also worked as an Adjunct Professor of Diplomacy at Korea University (2005) and as the Director-General, Secretariat for the UN’s 6th Global Forum on Reinventing Government (2004), held in Seoul, Korea.
This talk will also mark the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Korea and Canada.