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Former PM of Korea, Nakyon Lee

Friday, March 24, 2023

2:30 pm -

After 21 years as a journalist, he entered politics and served five terms as a member of the National Assembly. During his fourth term in 2014, he became the governor of Jeollanam-do Province until President Moon nominated him as prime minister in 2017. He was also elected as the 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 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 is currently a visiting scholar at the George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies, where his research focuses on the peacebuilding process on the Korean Peninsula.

Sponsored by the UH Hilton College of Global Hospitality Leadership and UH Institute for Global Engagement.

Former Prime Minister of Korea, Nakyon Lee
Hilton College, S104
Ki-Joon Back
Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies
Hilton College of Global Hospitality Leadership