Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of
the Republic of Korea to the UN Featured Guest
(L to R) Baruch College President Mitchel B. Wallerstein, PhD, welcomes Ambassador Hahn Choonghee of the Republic of Korea, along with Marxe Dean David Birdsell, PhD; Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs David Christy, PhD; and Vice Provost for Global Initiatives Myung-Soo Lee, PhD
New York, NY− September 21, 2017 – The Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs welcomed Hahn Choonghee, ambassador and deputy permanent representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, on September 19 to its first Fall 2017 Marxe Issues Public Policy Breakfast.
The program, “How to Solve the North Korea Conundrum,” coincided with the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York, which brought together more than 100 heads of state and governments from around the world.
Baruch President Mitchel B. Wallerstein, PhD, who arranged for Ambassador Hahn to speak, opened the event. Marxe Dean David Birdsell, PhD, moderated a conversation with Ambassador Hahn, who expressed his views on a wide range of topics relating to North Korea.
A career diplomat, Hahn Choonghee is currently ambassador and deputy permanent representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations in New York (2014‒17). His areas of expertise include North Korean nuclear affairs; nuclear nonproliferation; regional architecture surrounding the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia; and North American, European and African affairs; as well as public diplomacy.
VIDEO: Watch President Wallerstein open the event and introduce Ambassador Hahn.
About the Marxe Issues Public Policy Breakfast Series
In March 2017, the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs launched a new program, the Marxe Issues Public Policy Breakfast series, which hosts experts and thought leaders to discuss vital public policy concerns of the day. The events are free and open to the public. In addition to Ambassador Choonghee, the series has welcomed Nisha Agarwal, commissioner, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, and Guillermo Linares, president, State of New York Higher Education Service Corporation.
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