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The challenges facing South Korea's new administration


Open Research Seminar - HeeJung Kim

Open Research Seminar - HeeJung Kim

On May 10, the new president of South Korea was inaugurated. We will look at what big issues & demands of people are revealed in the presidential election process and results, and analyze the major state affairs announced by the presidential transition committee. The president's inaugural address included a message to global citizens, so we would like to examine its meaning.

Presenter: HeeJung Kim

Heejung Kim is a Korean politician with all experience in the political party, government, and presidential office who served as a re-elected national assembly member, a minister, a spokesperson for the Blue House.

She has some records:

She was the first in Korea to be nominated to the National Assembly by a political party through "a public debate", also she holds the record for the youngest female constituency member of the National Assembly and the youngest minister.

Her family has a special relationship with Germany:

Her mother-in-law worked as a nurse dispatched to Germany, her husband studied at the Aachen University of Technology, and  she was a member of the Korea -German Parliamentary Friendship Association.

Hybrid event

Time & Venue:

Monday, 16 May 2022

12:00-14:00 PM (CEST) (c.t.)




Institute of Korean Studies
Otto-von-Simson-Straße 11
14195 Berlin

Please register in advance



Notice for offline attendees:

Wearing an FFP-2 mask during the event is mandatory.

The event will be held in Korean and will take place in a hybrid form in person at the Institute for Korean Studies and digitally via Webex (the event will be recorded).