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Herald wraps up ‘Young Diplomats’ program

By 송상호
  • Published : Aug 9, 2015 - 17:39
  • Updated : Aug 9, 2015 - 17:39
Herald Corp.’s three-day program for aspiring diplomats and opinion leaders ended on Sunday with some 300 participants expressing their satisfaction over a series of high-profile figures’ lectures on diplomacy and world affairs.
Singaporean Ambassador Yip Wei Kiat delivers a lecture during the Young Opinion Leaders’ Knowledge Forum at Yonsei University’s International Campus in Songdo, Incheon, on Friday.
Held at Yonsei University’s International Campus in Songdo, Incheon, the program consisted of the “Korea Herald Young Diplomats” for aspiring diplomats and the “Young Opinion Leaders’ Knowledge Forum” for those wanting to broaden their knowledge about various social, political and economic issues.

This year’s program invited 12 special lecturers including Singaporean Ambassador Yip Wei Kiat and Roland Idemyr, a former senior official of Swedish furniture retail giant IKEA. Renowned international politics scholars such as Korea University professor Lee Shin-hwa were also among the lecturers.

The Korea Herald and Herald Business, the two media branches of Herald Corporation, launched the program in 2010. The program has been held twice a year during summer and winter vacations. The next edition will be held in January 2016.

By Song Sang-ho (sshluck@heraldcorp.com)