Decline of The Liberal International Order and South Kroea
Date: Wednesday, October 25th, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Venue: SUNY Korea Academic Building C105
Speaker: Dr. Young-Kwan Yoon
Dr. Young-kwan Yoon is Chairman of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science and International Relations, at Seoul National University. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea from 2003 to 2004. He taught at Seoul National University from 1990 to 2018.
Professor Yoon also worked as a Visiting Scholar at various universities including Harvard University (2021), Stanford University (2005) and Johns Hopkins University (1997-1998). Professor Yoon worked as Chairman of the Advisory Committee of Parliamentary Diplomacy of the Korean National Assembly (2019-2020), and as Korea’s Eminent Representative to, and co-chair of, the East Asia Vision Group II (ASEAN+3 Summit) (2011-2012).
Before joining the faculty of Seoul National University in 1990, Professor Yoon taught at the University of California at Davis for 3 years. He published a dozen books and some 80 articles in the fields of international political economy, Korea’s foreign policy, and inter-Korean relations.
Professor Yoon received his doctoral degree from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
The liberal international order has faced significant challenges in recent years, including Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the escalating confrontation between the United States and China. This lecture aims to provide an analysis of the nature of these challenges and their implications for South Korea, as well as strategies for how South Korea can effectively address them.