Brexit: What it means to Korea and the Asia-PacificVIEW EVENT DETAILS
About the Guest Speaker
H.E. Simon Smith
H.E. Simon Smith has been British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea since March 2018. He first visited North and South Korea in 2002-4 when he was Head of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s NE Asia & Pacific Department. He has served as British Ambassador to Ukraine and to Austria – where he was also the UK’s Permanent Representative to UN and international organizations in Vienna, and the UK Governor on the Board of the International Atomic Energy Agency. He began his career in the Diplomatic Service in 1986, and has also worked – largely on economic, trade and investment issues – at the British Embassies in Tokyo and Moscow. Ambassador Smith is from Bristol and studied German and French at Oxford University. He spent 6 months in Seoul continuing his study of Korean in 2017. In addition to these languages he speaks Russian, Ukrainian and Japanese. His wife, Sian Stickings, has both taught and practised law in the UK, and currently teaches at the Graduate School of Interpreting and Translating of Ewha University. They have two daughters who live and work in the UK.
About the Moderator
Michael Breen is a consultant, author and columnist. He is the founding chairman and CEO of Insight Communications Consultants, a public relations consultancy. He was the correspondent for The Washington Times and also wrote for The Guardian and The Times (of London). Mr. Breen is the author of The New Koreans: The Story of a Nation and other books, including Kim Jong-il: North Korea’s Dear Leader. Mr. Breen has a monthly column in the Chosun Ilbo.
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