Prof. Kim will introduce key features of the Korean civil service including professionalization of the central personnel authority, the size of civil servants, the senior civil service, merit-based recruitment and promotion, inclusive bureaucracy, competency assessment, performance management, and public service ethics. After that, he will briefly discuss future challenges in the era of the 4th industrial revolution utilizing artificial intelligence and robotics.
Pan Suk Kim is currently a Visiting Professor in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, while he is on sabbatical leave from the College of Government and Business at Yonsei University, Mirae Campus, in South Korea. He has served as Minister of Personnel Management of the Republic of Korea in 2017-2018 and a Secretary to the President for Personnel Policy in the Office of the President in 2003-2005.
He is an international fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) in Washington, DC. He is a Past President of the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA) and the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) in Brussels, Belgium. He was is a member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) for two terms (2006-2009, 2010-1013) and a Vice Chairperson of CEPA in 2010-2013.
He has been a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University and a Visiting Scholar in Residence at the American University in Washington, DC. He was a Guest Professor at Beijing Normal University in Beijing and is currently an Honorary Professor at Almaty Management University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He currently serves on the editorial boards of major international journals including Public Administration Review, Public Management Review, Public Money and Management, Public Administration and Development, International Journal of Public Administration, Public Integrity, Public Organization Review, and others.