The 38th Commencement of the Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University was held on August 29th, 2017 at the Socheon Convention Hall. The graduates included sixty seven (67) Masters in International Studies and two Ph.D. students in International Studies. Professor Cheol Hee Park, dean of GSIS, SNU, extended his congratulations to the graduates on successfully completing their degrees. Professor Young-kwan Yoon, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, gave a congratulatory speech, urging the graduates to stay informed and active in their respective fields. The valedictorian speech was given by Benedikt BÃ¼chel, who graduated as the valedictorian of International Area Studies.