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Asian Financial Crisis and Korean Security Issues

The Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies is pleased to sponsor a lecture by Ambassador Chong-Ha Yoo, one of the most distinguished senior diplomats of the Republic of Korea. During his Athenaeum lecture, Ambassador Yoo will discuss the recent development of financial difficulties in Asia, its implications to the global economy, and its effects on the security issues of the Korean Peninsula.

Ambassador Yoo is the Freeman Visiting Professor of Asian Affairs at Claremont McKenna College and teaches a class on "The Pacific Rim and the United States." As a career diplomat, he served as South Korean Ambassador to the United Nations and to the European Union, and as Vice Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs (1996-1998). He also worked as Senior Assistant for National Security and Foreign Policy to the President. As Foreign Minister, he was deeply involved in formulating South Korea's responses to its financial crisis.