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KEI Spotlight

Future of Korea in Peoria, IL

February 22, 2012

February 16. 2012 – The Peoria Area World Affairs Council and the Korea Economic Institute hosted a Future of Korea program featuring Mr. Jinwook Kim, Counselor, Embassy of the Republic of Korea; Mr. Gary Childs, Consular Officer, Office of Korean Affairs, U.S. Department of State; and Ms. Sarah K. Yun, Director of Public Affairs & Regional Issues, Korea Economic Institute.

The speakers addressed political security, economic, and trade issues pertaining to U.S.-Korea relations and the future of the Korean peninsula.  The speakers also met with local political, business, and community leaders to raise awareness of Korea-related issues.


To view a video interview with the three participants and wtvp, please visit the following link.

There is also a pre-program article at

As well as an article by Peoria Public Radio WCBU 89.9