Past eventResearch Event

Korea: Political Change and Foreign Policy Implications

4 June 2008 - 17:00 to 18:30

Chatham House, London


Jin Park, Chairman, International Committee, Grand National Party, Republic of Korea
Chair: Dr Jim Hoare, Chargé d'Affaires, British Embassy in Pyongyang, DPRK (2001-2003)



The change of administration in South Korea has begun a process of political transformation. Dr Park will share his thoughts on the foreign policy implications of current changes of administration and politics.

Dr Park is a Member of the Korean Parliament and Chairman of the International Affairs Committee, Grand National Party. He earned his MA in Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and a PhD in politics at the University of Oxford. He served as a chairman of the Sub-Committee on Foreign Affairs, Unification and National Security, Presidential Transition Committee for the current administration. He is also Executive President of the Korea-Britain Society and President of the Korea-UK Forum for the Future.