Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies
1975, Bachelor's degree, Department of Chinese Language and Literature; 1980, Master's degree, Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University. 1978, joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; served in the US, Brussels and Saudi Arabia; 2002-03, Secretary to the President of the Republic of Korea for International Security; 2006, Director, United Nations Division II, the Disarmament and Nuclear Energy Division, the Deputy Minister for Policy Planning and International Organizations; 2007, Deputy Foreign Minister for multilateral and global issues; 2008-11, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the UN. President, Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies (KFAS). Chair, Shanghai Forum Organizing Committee. Former: President, Geneva Conference on Disarmament; Chairman, 2nd Committee, UN General Assembly. Co-Chair, Preparatory Committee, UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).