21st Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities is on Cultural Diplomacy

March 1, 2013
HMS 21

In the 21st Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities at GW, scholars and diplomats discussed how Korea represented and explained itself to the world through the arts, the media, and pub lic diplomacy, in which communication takes place between citizens of different nations, or between citizens and governments, as opposed to communication solely between governments. Ambassador Ho Young Ahn set the stage by delivering a succinct and informative talk on Korean cultural diplomacy in the context of the history of Korean diplomacy over the last half a century.Kathleen Stephens, former ambassador to Korea, Kyung Hyun Kim of U.C., Irvine, Katharine Moon of Wellesley College, Yoon-shik Park and Dana Tai Soon Burgess of GW, and Ji-Young Lee of American University all presented their own views of cultural diplomacy based on their extensive academic and personal experiences.