1960, BA in Political Science and Diplomacy, Yonsei University, Korea; 1963, MPA, Seoul National University; 1963, PhD in Economics, University of York. 1970-88, Professor of Economics, Seoul National University; 1988-90, Minister of Trade and Industry; 1993-94, Ambassador of Korea to US; 1994-95, Chief of Staff to President of Korea; 1996-97, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economy; 2001-02, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade; 2001-02, President, 56th Session, UN General Assembly; 2007-08, Special Envoy, UN Secretary-General on Climate Change; 2008-09, Prime Minister of Korea. Since 2007, Chairman, High-Level Expert Panel on Water and Disaster. Since 2010, Member, High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability, UN. Author. Recipient of numerous awards including Nobel Peace Prize, on behalf of UN (2001); Honorary KBE, UK (2004).