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Ahn Dukgeun

Professor
Seoul National University

Dukgeun AHN is Professor of International Trade Law and Policy/Director of Center for International Commerce and Strategy in Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Seoul National University (SNU). He is currently serving as Dean of International Affairs for SNU.

Professor Ahn has taught at various universities including Columbia University, Singapore National University, University of Hong Kong, University of Barcelona in Spain, World Trade Institute in Switzerland and the KDI School of Public Policy and Management in Korea as well as regularly at the Regional Trade Policy Course arranged by the World Trade Organization (WTO) for government officials. In addition, he has advised several developing country governments, international organizations as well as various Korean ministries on trade law and policy issues such as WTO disputes, trade negotiation and trade policy making. He is contributing to many academic journals, as editorial board member for Journal of International Economic Law (Oxford Univ. Press), Journal of World Trade (Kluwer Law International), and as Editor-in-chief for Korean Journal of International Economic Law (Korean Society of International Economic Law).

Professor Ahn currently works as Chairman of the Trade Policy Advisory Council. He also served, among others, as Commissioner of the Korea Trade Commission, Chair for CPTPP Forum, Chair for TBT Policy Forum, and a Member of National Economic Advisory Council, the constitutional body chaired by the President of Korea. He is also listed as a panelist candidate for the WTO dispute settlement as well as the Korea-US FTA, Korea-EU FTA, Korea-UK FTA and Taiwan-Guatemala FTA. Since 2021, he is designated as the ICSID Panel of Conciliators under the auspices of the World Bank. His academic publication covers a wide range of WTO and Free Trade Agreement topics, which renders him Simdang Academic Excellence Award in 2012. He also received the Medal of Industrial Honors (2019) and the awards by the Deputy Prime Minister (Minister of Strategy and Finance, 2017), Minister of the Interior (2015), Prime Minister (2005), and Minister of Commerce, Industry and Energy (2004). In 2017, his academic and educational contribution was recognized by the Seoul National University Education Award.

Professor Ahn holds both Ph. D. in Economics and J.D. (Member of New York Bar) from the University of Michigan, after having B.A. from Seoul National University.

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February 28, 2022