The Center for Korean Studies spring 2010 colloquium series begins Tuesday, February 2, with a talk titled “The Future of U.Sâ€“Korea Relations” by Yang Sung Chul, former Republic of Korea ambassador to the United States. The colloquium will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Center for Korean Studies conference room. Ambassador Yang will present his personal views on aspects of current affairs on the Korean peninsula and on Republic of Korea relations with the United States. In addition to having served as ambassador to the United States, Yang also is a former member of the Republic of Korea National Assembly. He is the author of several books, including North and South Korean Political Systems: A Comparative Analysis, and has taught at universities in the United States and Korea. He received his B.A. from Seoul National University (1964), M.A. from the University of Hawaii (1967), and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Kentucky (1970). For more information about his planned remarks, see http://www.hawaii.edu/korea/pages/announce/events2010/ev100202.html.