On 1st of September, 2014 Fall Orientation was held for the incoming students. 86 students for Master's Degree and 4 students for Doctor's degree have entered GSIS. Professors and enrolled students have joined the orientation to welcome the newcomers.
Inauguration Ceremony for the Dean of GSIS was held on September 1, 2014 just before the Orientation for the new coming students at Socheon Hall. Inaugural Address was given by Dean Chong-Suhp Kim, where the praiseworthy achievements of former Dean Hwy-Chang Moon was acknowledged. Dean Kim expressed his appreciation to the former Dean for his surefooted leadership to create the student-friendly GSIS. Dean Kim emphasized that all ‘three doors’ to his office will be open to welcome any students who wish to speak to him as he believes that great things can be achieved together with students.
2014 Fall Commencement Ceremony was held on August 28, 2014. Three Ph.Degree and 65 Master Degree were given to total of 68 students. Seven students were given the best dissertation award. Four graduates were given the highest honors: Cally Peng, Hee Joo Jeon, Shin Ae Lee, Benhjamin Andrew Engle were the awarders. There were 10 graduates with high honors and 15 more graduate with honors.
On 15th of May 2014, Mr. Roberto Azevedo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization, gave a special guest lecture at Seoul National University under the title “The Current Status and Role of the WTO: Multilateral Trading System”. He noted that the Bali package, once fully implemented, promises significant gains particularly in trade facilitation. By streamlining customs procedures, the agreements could bring about 1 trillion dollars per year to the world economy.
The GSIS Annual Symposium held on March 31, 2014 at the International Conference Hall of SNU-GSIS. Nine professors from GSIS discussed Economic Development of Korea and Current issues in East Asia. Having “Korea at the Crossroads” as the main topic, the symposium was divided into two sessions; ‘Lessons and Challenges of Korea’s Economic Development’ and ‘Power Shift and Strategic Adaptation in East Asia’
Dr. Robert Sutter
Katharine H.S Moon