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February 12, 2015

Dr. Han Seung-soo| Lecture on Climate change

On February 11 Dr. Han Seung-soo spoke at Architecture Hall on the effects of climate change.

Dr. Han Seung-soo is a globally prominent figure who retains extensive experience and knowledge in the fields of international relations, economics and foreign affairs. He is highly respected as a national mentor in recognition of his contribution to the Republic of Korea and to the world.

He served as Prime Minister of Republic of Korea (2008-09) and is currently UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Water (2013-). He was President of the 56th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (2001-02), Korea’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2001-02), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economy (1996-97), Chief of Staff to the President (1994-95), Korean Ambassador to the United States (1993-94) and Minister of Trade and Industry (1988-90).
Also, he is a renowned scholar, educated at Yonsei University(BA), Seoul National University(MPA) and the University of York, England(Ph.D.1968/D.Univ.1997), and prior to his entry into politics in 1988, he had a distinguished academic career as Professor of Economics at Seoul National University (1970-88), taught economics and/or did research at the Universities of York (1965-68), Cambridge(Emmanuel College) (1968-70), Harvard (1985-86) and Tokyo (1986-87), and GRIPS (2004-06), and has honorary degrees from the Universities of York, Gangwon National, Yonsei, KAIST and Kuala Lumpur.

The event will be held in Architecture Hall Auditorium 147. The maximum seating is limited to 300