An HUFS student delegation took part in the ‘Youth in Conversation’ with Mark Lambert, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Korea and Japan at U.S. Department of State, which was held at the Residence of the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea in Jung-gu, Seoul, on October 18, 2021 (Monday).
Under the title of the “Future of the R.O.K. and U.S. Alliance and ASEAN”, the event was held in a form that blends discussion and meeting on diplomatic issues involving South Korea, the U.S., and ASEAN. The one-hour long event held at the Residence of the U.S. Ambassador to South Korea also had a Q&A session, during which the participants discussed a range of different issues. Student Yoon Jeong-Min of Department of Indian and ASEAN Studies at the HUFS Graduate School of International and Area Studies and student Gang Min-Soo of the HUFS Division of Language & Diplomacy took part in the event on behalf of other HUFS students.
Student Gang (Language & Diplomacy, entry class of '21) said of the event, “It was really meaningful for me to participate in the meeting with the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of State who has built a long-standing career as a diplomat in the ASEAN region. I was impressed by the fact that he learned so many languages, such as the Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Spanish languages. This event gave me an opportunity to revisit my future career as a diplomat and learn about the R.O.K.-U.S. relations and our diplomatic relations with ASEAN.”
Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Lambert of U.S. Department of State has served as a career Foreign Service officer in numerous East Asian Countries, including Vietnam, China and Thailand.