On March 9, the center co-hosted a talk with the Weatherhead Institute featuring the deputy permanent representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, Ambassador Chun Yung-woo. He gave a presentation titled "The North Korean Nuclear Issue: A South Korean Perspective." His topic was timely following the end of the six-party talks in Beijing concerning North Korea's nuclear weapons program.
On March 4, Director Jeong-Ho Roh was a panelist at a forum sponsored by the Korea Society called Leading Up to the Elections: Current Political Developments in South Korea. Specifically, he spoke about the legal ramifications of corruption and constitutionalism issues leading up to the National Assembly elections in Korea. On April 20, he also participated in a panel organized by the East Asian Institute of Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs to discuss the aftermath of the elections.
During the spring semester the center inaugurated a new Korean Language Round Table. Under this program, J.D. students who are interested in improving their spoken Korean are matched with LL.M. students and visiting scholars from Korea who are interested in bettering their English. This program provides a forum for improving language skills while at the same time providing an opportunity to exchange knowledge about their respective legal systems.
(caption)The Center for Korean Legal Studies and the Weatherhead Institute hosted a talk in March featuring the deputy permanent representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, Ambassador Chun Yung-woo, seated at the head of the table. He spoke on the timely topic of "The North Korean Nuclear Issue: A South Korean Perspective."