Hope, Compassion and the Can-do Spirit: Korea’s Past, Present and the Future

Date(s) - September 18, 2013
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

SFU Harbour Centre (7th floor)

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A special lecture by former Korean Prime Minister, Dr. Un-Chan Chung to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of Canada-Korea diplomatic relations

Introduction: Andrew Petter, Simon Fraser University, President and Vice-Chancellor

Moderator: Alexander Dawson, Professor of History and Director of the School for International Studies

To reserve your seat, RSVP to syap@sfu.ca by 3PM, September 16, 2013.

 About the Presenter

Dr. Un-Chan Chung, Bio:

Dr. Chung served as the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) during 2009-2010. He was a Professor of Seoul National University from 1978 to 2009, serving as the President of the university from July 2002 to July 2006 until he was designated to the Prime Minister. Prior to his appointment as the President, Dr. Chung was Dean of the College of Social Sciences in the first half of 2002. From 1993 to 1994, he was Associate Dean at the college. Dr. Chung was a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii in 1983, a Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics from 1986 to 1987, and a Visiting Professor at Ruhr-Universitat Bochum (Germany) in 1999. Dr. Chung earned a B.A. in Economics at Seoul National University in 1970, and an M.A. in Economics at Miami University (Ohio) in 1972. In 1978, Dr. Chung was awarded a Ph.D. in Economics at Princeton University. In October 2004, Dr. Chung was awarded an honorary degree in International Education at the Far Eastern National University in Vladivostok, Russia. Dr. Chung continues to write and conduct research in macroeconomics and financial markets. He has numerous publications in both Korean and English.

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