LUNCH 11:45 a.m.
LECTURE 12:15 p.m.
As the former South Korean Foreign Minister (1996-98) and the National Security Adviser to President Kim Young Sam (1994-96), Ambassador Chong-Ha Yoo is highly qualified to discuss the topic, "The United States and North Korea: Nuclear Issues." When he served as South Korea's Ambassador to the United Nations (1992-94), he dealt with the North Korean nuclear issue which was discussed at the U.N. Security Council and General Assembly. In addition, he was instrumental in initiating and promoting the Four-Party Peace Talks on Korea (the United States, China, South Korea, and North Korea), which Presidents Kim and Clinton proposed in 1996.
Ambassador Yoo studied at Seoul National University and at University of Bonn. As a distinguished career diplomat, he served as South Korea's Ambassador to the European Union and to the Sudan and as Vice Foreign Minister and Assistant Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs. He also was Director of the Bureau of American Affairs. His other foreign service assignments included positions in Washington, Chicago, London, Bonn, and Islamabad.
Upon his retirement from the 36-year diplomatic career in 1998, Ambassador Yoo has been a Professor of International Studies at Sogang University, Seoul. He taught a class at Claremont McKenna College as the Freeman Foundation Visiting Professor in the spring semester of 1999.
The Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies is honored to host Ambassador Yoo's visit to CMC as a Freeman Foundation Visiting Professor.