Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Wed 03 Dec - Wed 10 Dec, 2003
(Session 415)

Hong-Koo Lee Lee Hong-Koo (Co-Chairperson)

Country/Region: Republic of Korea

The Seoul Forum for International Affairs

Chairman, The Seoul Forum for International Affairs; former Prime Minister of South Korea; former South Korean Ambassador to the United States

Most Recently Attended: (1993)
Japan, Europe and North America: Toward A G-3 World?
(Session 301)

Biography:
Lee Hong-Koo (Co-Chair) is chairman of the board of the Seoul Forum for International Affairs in Seoul, Republic of Korea. From 1994 to 1995, he served as prime minister of South Korea under former President Kim Young-Sam. Prior to that, he served twice as the deputy prime minister for unification working to improve relations between the two divided Korean states. Ambassador Lee served as ambassador of South Korea to the United States (1998 to 2000), and the United Kingdom (1991 to 1993). Before entering public service, Ambassador Lee had been on the faculty of Seoul National University for 20 years. As a professor, he served as the president of the Korean Political Science Association, and was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Political Science Association. Ambassador Lee was also involved with the Commission on Global Governance and the 2002 World Cup Bidding Committee. He earned degrees from Seoul National and Emory Universities, and a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Ambassador Lee served on the Faculty of Salzburg Seminar Session 301, Japan, Europe and North America: Toward A G-3 World?, 1993, and is a senior fellow of the Salzburg Seminar.