Participating Members

Lee Hong-Koo

Prime Minister of the Republic
of Korea (1994-1995)

Before actively participating in political life, Dr. Lee nurtured a distinguished teaching career as a Professor both in Korea and abroad. He became Korea’s Minister of National Unification in 1988 where he dealt with the relationship between the two divided Korean states. From 1991 to 1993 he served as Korean Ambassador to the United Kingdom. He was elected Prime Minister in 1994, serving until 1995. After leaving office he remained active in the Korean National Assembly and as Chairman of the New Korea Party. Dr. Lee later served as Ambassador to the United States from 1998 to 2000. He is currently Chairman of the Board of the Seoul Forum for International Affairs and the East Asian Institute.

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