On October 30th, the Graduate School of International Studies held a ceremony to recognize Professor Tae-ho Park with a Certificate of Contribution to the school. Professor Bark retired this past August, after 20 years of service to GSIS. Dean Cheol-hee Park presented the Certificate of Contribution with gratitude and respect, along with a special gift on behalf of the professors of the Graduate School of International Studies. In return, Emeritus Professor Tae-ho Bark expressed his thanks and offered sage advice to the professors and staff. Emeritus Professor Tae-ho Bark began his professorship at Seoul National University in 1997 and dedicated himself to education, not only through his research and lectures, but by serving as Dean of the Graduate School of International Studies and as Dean of the Office of International Studies. Previously the South Korean government’s Minister of Trade, Industry, and Energy, Professor Tae-ho Bark was a distinct member of faculty and greatly contributed towards the school’s budding reputation as a leading institution.