Tae-yul Cho, 25th Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations; former Second Vice-Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea; former Korean Ambassador to the U.N.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
12:10 PM – 1:10 PM
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 101
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Co-sponsored by the Center for Korean Legal Studies at Columbia Law School and the Society for Korean Legal Studies
Since the end of WWII South Korea’s national identity has been shaped by security concerns triggered by North Korea and the power struggle between the United States and China. Today, the growing nuclear threat posed by the Kim Jong-un regime, together with the Trump administration’s increasingly assertive diplomatic posturing, has increased the tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The near future outlook for peace and stability is far from certain. In this context, is it possible for Korea to play a stabilizing role in East Asia?
Ambassador Cho Tae-yul, the Korean ambassador to the U.N., will address these issues, and during an extended Q&A will open the discussion to include the North Korean nuclear issues and the autocratic regime of Kim Jong-un, the future of the US-Korea alliance, the triangular relationship between the US, China and Korea, the deployment of THAAD, and Japan-Korea relations.
Ambassador Cho Tae-yul has been the 25th Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations since 2016. During his diplomatic career, he has held various senior positions in the Korean government including Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain, Deputy Minister for Trade, and Ambassador to UN Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, where he played a key role as Korea’s representative for WTO/DDA negotiations.