Prof. Lee Geun named to lead KF

The Korea Times - - PEOPLE - By Kim Ji-soo ja­[email protected]­re­atimes.co.kr

The govern­ment has named Pro­fes­sor Lee Geun of Seoul Na­tional Univer­sity as the new pres­i­dent of the Korea Foun­da­tion, an af­fil­i­ate or­ga­ni­za­tion un­der the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs. He will serve a three-year term.

Lee, pro­fes­sor of the Grad­u­ate School of In­ter­na­tional Stud­ies at Seoul Na­tional Univer­sity, also served as vice dean of the Grad­u­ate School of In­ter­na­tional Stud­ies at Seoul Na­tional Univer­sity and headed the Of­fice of In­ter­na­tional Af­fairs. He is an out­side ad­viser to the min­istry as well.

The min­istry noted Lee’s more than 20 years of re­search into Korea’s for­eign af­fairs and in­ter­na­tional ex­changes, as well as his ad­vi­sory role.

Lee, 56, grad­u­ated with a bach­e­lor’s de­gree from Seoul Na­tional Univer­sity, and ob­tained his Ph.D. from the Univer­sity of Wis­con­sin, Madi­son.

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