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Jie-ae Sohn

ROK Ambassador for Cultural Cooperation
ROK Ministry of Foriegn Affairs

Jie-ae Sohn is the Republic of Korea’s Ambassador for Cultural Cooperation. She is also an invited professor at the Graduate School of International Studies at Ewha Womans University, focusing on international communications.

From 1995 to 2010, Amb. Sohn was CNN’s bureau chief and correspondent based in Seoul, Korea. She provided continuous coverage of both South and North Korea for the global news network. During these years, she reported on the political and economic development of South Korea, and North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.

From 2011 to 2014, she was the President of Arirang TV and Radio, Korea’s only English-language international broadcasting station, available in over 188 countries. With this, she became Korea’s first female head of a major broadcasting company.

Previously, Amb. Sohn was the Presidential Secretary of the Office of Overseas Public Relations, working for the former South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak. In 2010, she served as the spokesperson of the Presidential Committee for the G20 Seoul Summit. Amb. Sohn continues to provide communications consultancy services for several international organizations, such as the World Bank and the Asia Foundation.

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December 28, 2023

The United States and the Republic of Korea have been celebrating the 70th anniversary of the alliance and the 120th anniversary of Korean immigration to the United States throughout 2023.…

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