LLM Lecture Hyoung-zhin Kim (ambassador Republic of Korea)

18-04-2017 from 16:00 to 17:00
Academieraadzaal (Campus Aula, Voldersstraat 9, 9000 Gent)
Svitlana Berezhna
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On 18 April 2017 mr Hyoung-zhin Kim, ambassador to Belgium of the Republic of Korea, holds the next LLM lecture on the relationship between Korea and the EU.

About the lecture

Title: 'The Republic of Korea and its relationship with the European Union and Belgium'

In his lecture Ambassador KIM will talk about the relationship between the Republic of Korea and Belgium and the EU, but also about the (sometimes tense) state of affairs in the Korean peninsula and the larger Asian environment.

Registration is free of charge, but please confirm attendance before Friday 14-04-2017 via the registration site.

Hyoung-zhin KimAbout the author

Ambassador Hyoung‐zhin KIM is Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of the Mission of the Republic of Korea to the EU. He holds a Bachelor degree in Economics (Seoul National University) and a Master in Public Affairs (Princeton University). Ambassador Kim also acted as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Tokyo (Japan) in 2012.

He started his diplomatic career in 1984 and held consecutive posts at the Korean Embassies in the United States of America and Ghana, and later on in the People's Republic of China. Throughout his career Mr. Kim occupied various diplomatic posts, among which those of Minister‐Counsellor at the Korean Embassy in the United States of America; Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Director General for North American affairs; Secretary to the President for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Minister for Political Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has been serving in his current position since the end of January 2017. The Ambassador holds the title of Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (UK).