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The World...In General: Moon Duk-ho, Consul General of the Republic of the Korea

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The origin of diplomacy and consuls predates that of permanent ambassadors by almost two millennia. The first ambassadors set up residence in foreign countries during the late Middle Ages.  When most people think about consular matters, if they think about them at all, it’s because they are having difficulties in a foreign country or because they have to apply for a visa to travel, study, or immigrate abroad. But there is so much rich history around the key role consuls have played in international trade and diplomacy.

Join World Affairs Council of Oregon, Portland State University’s Office of International Affairs and Institute for Asian Studies, and the Oregon Consular Corps for this engaging, multipart series highlighting the work of Consul Generals from across the Pacific Rim - a wonderful way to learn more about what connects Oregon to the world.

Moon Duk-ho, Consul General of the Republic of the Korea in Seattle
The Republic of Korea is one of Oregon’s top five trading partners and Oregon is home to more than 25,000 Korean Americans. What does the horizon of U.S.-Korea relations hold? How are Koreans reading the upcoming U.S. elections? What do tensions in the Korean Peninsula mean for the next President?

The World...in General is cosponsored by World Affairs Council of Oregon, Portland State University’s Office of International Affairs and Institute for Asian Studies, and the Oregon Consular Corps



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