Next Guest Speaker Event:
Wednesday, February 20
Seven Tasks for Korea's New President
Peter M. Beck
U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea
As the February 25 inauguration date for South Korean president-elect Lee Myung-bak approaches, Peter Beck will share with Sejong Society members his in-depth knowledge of South Korean domestic politics, inter-Korean relations, and the situation in North Korea.
About the Speaker
Peter M. Beck is the executive director of the U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea. He is also a columnist for Weekly Chosun and The Korea Herald. Prior to joining the Committee, he directed the International Crisis Group’s Northeast Asia Project in Seoul (2004-2007) and was the Director of Research and Academic Affairs at the Korea Economic Institute in Washington, DC (1997-2004).
Mr. Beck has served as a member of the Ministry of Unification’s Policy Advisory Committee (2005-2007), and as an adjunct faculty member at American, Ewha, Georgetown and Yonsei universities. He was also a columnist for the Korean daily Donga Ilbo (2001-04), an instructor at the University of California at San Diego, a translator for the Korea Foundation, and a staff assistant at Korea’s National Assembly and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, completed the Korean language program at Seoul National University, and conducted his graduate studies at U.C. San Diego’s Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies.
There is no cost for the event, and light Korean food will be served. Please RSVP here.