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Ambassador Yang Sung Chul, Ph.D.
Biographic Sketch

His Excellency Yang, Sung Chul is Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States.

From 1996 to his present posting in Washington, DC, Ambassador Yang served as a member of the Korean National Assembly, during which time he served as Vice Chair of the Unification and Foreign Affairs Committee. He also served as Chairman of the International Cooperation Committee for the National Congress for New Politics.

Ambassador Yang served as Secretary General of the Association for Korean Political Scientists in North America and as President of the Korean Association of International Studies. He has been a member of the Advisory Committees of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, National Defense and National Unification Board.

Ambassador Yang has also taught at several universities, including the University of Kentucky and Indiana University in the U.S. and the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies at Kyung Hee University and Seoul National University in Korea.

Ambassador Yang is author of several books on Korean issues, including the North and South Korean Political Systems: A Comparative Analysis.

Ambassador Yang received his Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Kentucky (1970), earlier receiving an M.A. from the University of Hawaii (1967) and a B.A from Seoul National University (1964). From 1960-1962, he served in the Korean Army.

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