The USC Center on Public Diplomacy welcomes Kwangjin Choi of the Republic of Korea to the Center as CPD’s Visiting Fellow for 2017. Prior to CPD Mr. Choi headed the Public Diplomacy division as a director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Republic of Korea where he drafted a Public Diplomacy Implementation Act, which is now in effect. He also facilitated numerous public diplomacy projects and activities in Korea and abroad.
As a career diplomat, Mr. Choi has served for more than 20 years at the Korean Embassies in China, Japan and Myanmar, as well as at the Consulate General in Shenyang, China. He also worked as a founding member of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat among Korea, Japan and China, contributing to its successful establishment as an international organization.
To learn more about Kwangjin Choi, read his bio here.
To read more about the Center’s past visiting fellows, please click here
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United" (http://johnbrownnotesandessays.blogspot.com/2017/03/notes-and-references-for-discussion-e.html). Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."