The Center for Korean Studies spring 2015 Colloquium Series will present a discussion of women and leadership featuring former Republic of Korea minister of justice Kum-Sil Kang on Tuesday, February 24.
Kang, now senior advisor of One Law Partners, served with distinction in the Korean judiciary for thirteen years, including serving as a judge of the Seoul High Court. In 2003, she became the fifty-fifth minister of justice of the Republic of Korea and served until 2004. In her present position, she has been active in her firm’s continuing efforts to expand practice in the People’s Republic of China, as well as contributing to the growth of economic ties between the Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China.
Kang represents the Jeju branch of her law firm and serves as a member of the selection committee for the Peace Prize awarded by the Jeju 4.3 Peace Foundation. She also serves as director of The Asia Foundation Korean Office and as a special adviser to Qiqihar City, Heilongjiang, China. She is a graduate of the Seoul National University College of Law.
In her colloquium presentation, Kang will speak about her personal experience and the importance of women in leadership positions in South Korea. Her talk will take place in the Center for Korean Studies auditorium from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Center for Korean Studies colloquia are free and open to the public. The Center is located at 1881 East-West Road on the UH Mānoa campus. Paid parking ($6.00) is available in the parking lot mauka of the CKS building and elsewhere on campus. For further information, including arrangements for access for the handicapped, telephone the Center at (808) 956‑7041.