Setkání s Lee Nak-yonem

16.6.2023 @ 15:00 – 17:00
Hlavní budova FF UK, místnost 104

Lee Nakyon is a former prime minister of the Republic of Korea, who served under the Moon Jae-in administration. He graduated from Seoul National University with a degree in law and became a journalist at Dong-a Ilbo. After 21 years as a journalist, he entered politics in 2000 to support the former President Kim Dae Jung in his endeavours and served five terms as a member of the National Assembly. During his fourth term in 2014, he became the governor of South Jeolla Province until President Moon nominated Lee as his first prime minister in 2017. Furthermore, he was elected as chairperson of the Democratic Party of Korea in 2020. During his years in public affairs, he has focused on both the domestic and international affairs of South Korea. As prime minister, he was responsible for overall domestic issues, including the safety of the citizens and society. He was a member of the Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee at the National Assembly, in which he worked towards a peaceful inter-Korean relationship. He currently serves as a Visiting Scholar at the GW Institute for Korean Studies, where his research focuses on the peacebuilding process on the Korean peninsula.

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