Prof. Lee Geun named to lead KF
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.