What Decision Should Korea Make in 2017? Korean Politics & the Next Presidential Election


Friday, May 8, 2015, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


NYE A & B, Taubman Building, 5th Floor, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA 02138

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School Presentation; Co-sponsored by the Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs at the Korea Institute

Hyong-O Kim, Republic of Korea’s Former Speaker of the National Assembly

Hyong-O Kim served as the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea between 2008 and 2010. He served five consecutive terms as a member of the National Assembly between 1992 and 2012 during which he served as the Floor Leader of the Grand National Party (2006 – 2007), Secretary General of the Grand National Party (2004 – 2005), Chairman of the Science, Technology, Information, and Telecommunications Committee (2001 – 2003), and Chairman of the Special Committee on Economic Reform and Unemployment (1998). In 2013, he was awarded the Mugunghwa Medal, the highest order of civil merit. He received his bachelors and masters at Seoul National University, and his doctorate in political science at Kyungnam University.

The Korea Institute acknowledges the generous support of the Kim Koo Foundation. 

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