On October 28th, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the U.S. Lee Soo-hyuck visited the Institute for Korean studies, accompanied by Counselor Eunkyung Park and First Secretary Wookyung Chung.
After arriving at HLS, Ambassador Lee and his team met with Lee Feinstein, Dean of the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies; Hannah Buxbaum, IU’s Vice President of International Affairs; Seung-kyung Kim, Director of the Institute for Korean Studies; and Callum Stewart, Lead Development Officer at HLS.
The ambassador then gave a talk to a group of undergraduate and graduate students about his experiences negotiating with North Korea as the first Chief Negotiator of South Korea.
Ambassador Lee concluded his visit after having lunch with a group of Indiana University faculty members.
The ambassador’s visit was an acknowledgment of the Institute for Korean Studies for hosting a three-part webinar series titled, “Parallel Dreams: Korean and Korean American Issues in Film,” which was co-sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the U.S. The visit also showcased the embassy’s effort to reach the public and collaborate with institutions like IKS to promote Korean Studies across the U.S.
To watch the webinar series co-sponsored by IKS and the embassy, please see the links below.
Webinar 1: Geographies of Kinship
Webinar 3: Narratives of Korean Immigrants in the U.S.