Korea's Role in Asia: Regional Cooperation & National Unification


Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 4:00pm to 5:30pm


Ash Center, 2nd Floor North, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation presentation; Co-sponsored by the Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs at the Korea Institute

Jin Park, Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson international Center for Scholars; Chair Professor, Graduate School of International and Area Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Dr. Jin Park is currently a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson international Center for Scholars and Chair Professor at the Graduate School of International and Area Studies of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. He also serves as the President of Asia Future Institute, an independent policy think-tank designed to conduct research on the future development of Asia and to promote Korea’s role in the region. Dr. Park served in the 16th, 17th, and 18th Sessions of the National Assembly, representing the Grand National Party (renamed to Saenuri Party) in the central Jongno District in Seoul. While in politics, he served as the Chairman of Foreign Affairs, Trade and National Unification Committee of the National Assembly during 2008-2010 period. In that capacity, he passed the KORUS FTA, North Korea Human Rights Act, ODA Law and PKO Law in his own committee. He graduated from the College of Law at Seoul National University, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, New York University Law School and received a doctorate degree in politics from St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. He is currently the President of Korea-Britain Society, Vice President of Korea-America Association, a member of the New York State Bar and a regular member of the Seoul Forum for International Affairs.  

Moderator: Arne Westad, S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School