In the spring, the center held its Korean Law Forum with Ban Ki-Moon, foreign affairs adviser to Korean President Roh Moo Hyun. Mr. Ban (equivalent of U.S. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice) also held private meetings with faculty and Korean experts in the New York area. The event provided a rare opportunity for the presidential adviser to confer with experts on the North Korea nuclear issue and the future of U.S.-Korea relations before the Roh-Bush Summit Meeting last May.
On September 29, Hon. Se-Hyun Jeong, minister of unification, Republic of Korea, gave a talk entitled "The Future of Inter-Korean Relations: The Current Standoff and Roadmap for Peace and Prosperity," to a capacity crowd in Greene Hall. The event was covered by several newspapers.
In October, Jeong-Ho Roh was interviewed for a Korean Broadcasting System documentary titled Discussions on Korean Society. He spoke about the differences between the U.S. and Korean legal systems and on recent reforms of the South Korean legal system. He also was interviewed for Radio Free Asia on the genesis of the name "Korea" and implications relating to the official name of North Korea, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.