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Enduring ROK-U.S. Alliance and Partnership

April 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Enduring ROK-U.S. Alliance and Partnership
The bilateral alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United States was forged in blood during the Korean War and formalized by the 1953 Mutual Defense Treaty.  For more than six decades, the ROK-U.S. alliance and partnership has served as a linchpin for peace, stability, and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula, the Asia-Pacific Region and beyond. In the meantime, South Korea has become one of the most vibrant democracies and advanced economies in the world. In recent years, the two allied countries have expanded its scope of cooperation to meet various global challenges jointly in such areas as counter-terrorism, non-proliferation, climate change, development aid, and human rights. Meanwhile, the security environment in Northeast Asia remains fluid as North Korea has posed threats with its nuclear and missile programs while completely ignoring the welfare of its own people and against a series of United Nations Security Council resolutions. Against this background, Consul General Shin will share the latest developments in the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia. He will also touch upon the current status and future prospect of the ROK-U.S. alliance and partnership.

SHIN, Chae-Hyun is Consul General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco since April 2016. Most recently, he served as Director-General for North American Affairs in charge of Korea’s bilateral relations with the US and Canada from 2015 to 2016. Prior to this, he was Ambassador and Director-General for North Korean Nuclear Affairs and Director-General for Human Resources respectively from 2013 to 2015. He has been a career diplomat for 29 years. His foreign posts include (1) First Secretary at the Korean Permanent Mission to the United Nations from 1994 to 1997, (2) Counselor at the Korean Embassy in Senegal from 1997 to 2001, (3) Director for Political Affairs at the Korean Embassy in the United States from 2002 to 2005, (4) Senior Consul at the Korean Consulate General in New York from 2008 to 2011, and (5) Deputy Consul General in Hong Kong from 2011 to 2012. He has assumed various positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: (1) Director of Human Resources Management from 2001 to 2002, (2) Director for Protocol from 2005 to 2007, and (3) Director for North American Affairs in charge of overall relations between the ROK and the US from 2007 to 2008. He received BA in Communication at Seoul National University in Korea and M.Phil in International Relations at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. He was awarded of the Citation of the Foreign Minister in 1990 and the Service Merit Medal of the Korean Government in 2006.

[Free and open to the public]
Refreshments provided.

University of Denver
SIE Complex—5th Floor—Maglione Hall
2201 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80208

Please register by end of business Monday April 24th: http://www.du.edu/korbel/china/events/forums.html


April 25, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm