Monday, February 17, 2014

New Korean Cultural Center PH director named

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
A new director has been appointed as head of Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in the Philippines following the end of the tour of duty of Director Hwang Seong-un.
Oh Choong Suk arrived in Manila last week to assume his new post as Counsellor for Culture and Public Relations at the Korean Embassy in Manila and head of KCC Philippines.
Counsellor Oh Choong Suk is the new head of the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines

Prior to his appointment, Oh Choong Suk was the director of the Inter-Korean Affairs Division at the Ministry of Unification in South Korea from 2008 to 2014.
From 2006 to 2008, he was the director of the Crisis Management Center Division at the National Security Council under the Korean Presidential Office.
He became a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Affairs in Washington, D.C. in the US from 2004 to 2006.
He was one of the authors of the report “The Six Party Talks and Beyond: Cooperative Threat Reduction and North Korea.”
The 51-year-old diplomat earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Diplomacy at Yonsei University in Seoul in 1985.
He finished his Master’s Degree in International Politics at Kyung Hee University in Seoul in 1987 and earned his Doctorate Degree in Politics at Yonsei University in 2013.
His appointment was warmly welcomed by some Filipino fans via Facebook.
The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines opened in July 2011 with the aim of promoting Korean culture and Hallyu in the country. It offers classes on Korean language, K-pop songs and dances, traditional music and dance, taekwondo and cooking.
Link to my original article on Manila Bulletin online:
http://www.mb.com.ph/new-korean-cultural-center-ph-director-named/

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