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’
On 3rd of March, 2014 Spring Orientation was held for the incoming students. 53 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.
The 2014 Spring commencement ceremony was held on February 26, 2014 at Sochon International Hall. On the day, Ms Yu Ree, KIM obtained her Ph.D and 42 students received their Master’s degrees. In addition, Dean Hwy-chang MOON presented the certificate of appreciation to Mr. Soo Hyun JUNG, the CEO of Hyundai Engineering & Construction and to Mr. Wee-Chul KIM, the CEO of Hyundai Engineering Co. Both CEO made great contributions every year for the development of GSIS.
Juram JEON, YuJin HAN, Haejin LEE and Laekyoung LEE (Team name: Potenpang) won the excellence award in the ‘13th (Under) graduate student Essay Contest on Trade’ which was held by Korean Economic Daily and Korean International Trade Association.
Madame Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, visited Seoul National University to have a dialogue with students on December 5. The event was held at Socheon Convention Hall, Graduate School of International Studies. More than 150 students and faculty members both within and outside Seoul National University attended the event to hear and have a dialogue with Madame Lagarde. You can follow the link to read the full text of Madame Lagarde's speech.
Dr. Robert Sutter
Katharine H.S Moon