Reflections on Korean Democracy



Hak-kyu Sohn, Visiting Scholar, Shorenstein APARC; former Chairman of Democratic Party, South Korea

Date and Time

November 10, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM



RSVP required by 5PM November 08.


Philippines Conference Room
Encina Hall, 3rd floor
616 Serra Street
Stanford University

Hak-kyu Sohn, a career politician and the former chairman of the South Korea's Democratic Party, will share his insights into Korean democracy based on his decades of experience in politics.

As a student activist, Sohn participated in Korea's democratization movement, which rose up against the nation's military dictatorship, and he also led labor and human rights movements. As a result of his activities under South Korea's oppresive military rule, Sohn was imprisoned. Later, he went on to be appointed minister of health and welfare, became governor of Gyonggi Province, and served four terms as a member of the National Assembly.

Sohn received a PhD in politics from University of Oxford, England, and BA in political science from Seoul National University.

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