Experts

Chun Yungwoo

Chun Yungwoo

Senior Advisor

The Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Areas of Expertise  : International and national security policies, arms control and nuclear nonproliferation/disarmament, North Korea, North Korean nuclear issue, Korean unification, Northeast Asian security.

Biography

Amb. CHUN Yungwoo is a senior advisor at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. He is also the chairman and founder of the Korean Peninsula Future Forum (KPFF). Previously, Amb. Chun served as the national security advisor to President Lee Myung-bak from 2010 to 2013. In his 33 years of service in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Chun served as second vice foreign minister (2009-2010), special representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs and head of the ROK delegation to the Six-Party Talks (2006-2008), and deputy foreign minister for Policy Planning and International Organizations (2005-2006). Amb. Chun was also the Korean ambassador to the United Kingdom (2008-2009), ambassador and deputy permanent representative to the United Nations (2003-2005), and also held earlier diplomatic postings in France, Morocco, and Austria. Amb. Chun received his B.A. from Pusan National University and Master of International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Academic Background

Master of International Affairs (MIA), Columbia University, (1994)
B.A. in French, Pusan National University (1977)

Professional Background

National Security Advisor to the President of the Republic of Korea (2010-2013)

2nd Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2009-2010)

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2008-2009)

Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs (Head of Korean Delegation to the Six-Party Talks) (2006-2008)

Deputy Minister for Policy Planning and International Organizations, MOFAT (2005-2006)

Ambassador(Deputy Permanent Representative), Korean Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York, USA (2003-2005)

Director-General for International Organizations, Office of Policy Planning and International Organizations, MOFAT (2002-2003)

Counsellor to the Minister, MOFAT (2001-2002)

Director General for International Cooperation, Office of Planning for LWR Project, Seoul, Korea (1999-2001)

Deputy Director-General for Science and Environment, International Economic

Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT) (1998-1999)

Counsellor, Korean Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, USA (1995-1998)

Counsellor, Korean Embassy in Austria and Korean Permanent Mission to the

International Organizations in Vienna (1994-1995)

Director, Regional Policy Division, Office of Policy Planning (1991-1992)

First Secretary, Korean Embassy in the Kingdom of Morocco (1987-1990)

Second Secretary, Korean Embassy in the French Republic (1981-1984)

Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) (1977.11)