Join Ambassador Cho Hyun and KEI President Kathleen Stephens for a conversation about Korea and the United Nations, reflecting on the UN’s important history and continuing role in divided Korea, including the challenges of nuclear proliferation and humanitarian need, current prospects and priorities for multilateral diplomacy, and for South Korea and other middle powers in a period of global crisis and uncertainty.
Ambassador Cho Hyun is the 26th Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations. A career diplomat, Ambassador Cho’s previous senior assignments include First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs (2018-2019), Ambassador to the Republic of India (2015-2017), Ambassador to the Republic of Austria and Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna (2011-2014), and Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs (2009-2011). Ambassador Cho’s book on Korea-India relations, entitled “한국대사의 인도리포트” ( Korean Ambassador’s Report on India) was published in Korea earlier this year. This event will be livestreamed on Zoom with an interactive Q&A session.