Korea's Multilateral Diplomacy: Challenges and Vision
Since the end of World War II, South Korea’s foreign policy has been largely shaped by security concerns triggered by North Korea and the interface among the powers surrounding the Korean Peninsula. Today, the growing nuclear threat posed by the Kim Jong-un regime has increased tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The near future outlook for peace and stability is far from certain.
Ambassador Cho will address these issues, and during an extended Q&A will open the discussion to include, among others, the North Korean nuclear issue, the autocratic regime of Kim Jong-un, the future of the US-Korea alliance, the triangular relationship between the US, China and Korea, the deployment of THAAD, and Japan-Korea relations.
Tuesday, April 18
12:10 - 1:10 PM
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104
Lunch will be served
The Korea Society
The Center for Korean Research, Columbia University
Society for Korean Legal Studies, Columbia Law School
Ambassador Cho Tae-yul has been the 25th Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations since 2016. During his diplomatic career, he has held various senior positions in the Korean government including Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain, Deputy Minister for Trade, and Ambassador to UN Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, where he played a key role as Korea’s representative for WTO/DDA negotiations.
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